IHG to manage Holiday Inn & Suites brand in HCM City

VietNamNet Bridge – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) will be in charge of managing the first hotel with brand Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn & Suites Saigon Airport in HCM City, IHG announced on June 8.

This followed the agreement it inked with the hotel’s investor, Thuy Duong-Duc Binh Trading Joint Stock Company, in HCM City on the same day. As part of the Republic Plaza Complex, which is located next to the Tan Son Nhat International Airport, the Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn & Suites Saigon Airport is a luxury hotel with 350 rooms, including 100 suites room, that is suitable for tourists traveling for leisure and people who travel on business. Next to Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn & Suites Saigon Airport will be an apartment block with 266 units with high services, both for staying and leased office. Below the hotel will be a podium comprising commercial developments, boutique shop, bank, office, commercial gym and spa, combined with the hotel s facilities such as meeting rooms, ballroom, swimming pool, garden, restaurant and coffee shop, it will make up a facility destination and an business advantage.

The project is located on a busy commercial street of the region, next to the TSN international airport less than 5 minutes. Around is the hospitals, schools, commercial centers, green parks that create the living space clean, and convenient to meet the needs of the life , and easy on transportation to many workplaces. The remarkable complex Republic Plaza is large windows which increase access to energy density of natural, sunlight and wind. It makes up the difference for the entire project and provide clean habitat for community among the most modern amenities.

The complex Republic Plaza is designed by Surbana and DP Consulting Company, consulting supervision is the Delta Company and ACM Indochina project management. The project is estimated to be completed and put into use in the first quarter of 2018. The hotel project also receives the support and co-operation from Vietjet Air, Vietnam s first private low-cost airlines and the fastest growing airline in Asia and is a major factor that has created an excitement for real estate projects around the airport in the recent past. Staff, pilots, flight attendants and Vietjet partners are excited about the appearance of the Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn & Suites Saigon Airport and Republic Plaza Complex.

“With the position as the economic center and the gateway to the industry areas and manufacturing centers, Ho Chi Minh City in recent years has witnessed an increase in foreign investment. Also, the number of visitors has increased, and this is a great opportunity for us to introduce Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn into this market,” said Ms. Leanne Harwood, vice president in charge of Southeast Asia and South Korea of IHG, at the signing ceremony.

“We are delighted to be a partner with IHG. We believe that this collaboration will help the Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn & Suites Saigon Airport particularly and the complex Republic Plaza generally that become a perfect destination for tourists, businessmen, employees in the airport sector as well as clients who demand luxury housing in an overall of integrated utility services and professional management by international standards,” said Thuy Duong-Duc Binh Company s Antoine Sirot.

IHG is one of the largest hotel operators in the world with brands such as InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn, Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Express and Hotel Indigo. Currently, IHG has more than 5,000 hotels around the world and is one of the most recognizable hotel brands. All hotels in the IHG system are similar in professional service style that provides convenience and comfort for guests.

In addition, IHG Rewards Club is the first and the largest Loyalty Program in the world with more than 90 million members. Members can use their points to redeem discounts and other promotions at IHG s hotels, flight bookings as well as a number of other items. In Vietnam, IHG develops strongly with 6 existing hotels and resorts, including one resort and five 5-star hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Da Nang and Hanoi.

With experience from operating Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, the best airport hotel in Singapore which has won numerous awards in the World, and 18 hotels across Thailand, IHG has made recommendations on the combination of the number of hotel rooms in the Republic Plaza Complex for adding value and facilities to the guests.

Besides, with experience in worldwide hotel management, the project investor believes that IHG participating in the management of Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn & Suites Saigon Airport will increase the overall value of the project – the Republic Plaza, promisingly it will be the hot spot in the area.

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