|The hotel - the first of its kind on Cát Bà Island - will contribute to turning Cát Bà into a world-class marine eco-tourism area. — Photo vtc.vn|
HẢI PHÒNG A five-star hotel opened in the northern port city of Hải Phòng on Monday.
Financed by the city-located Trường Bình Minh JSC, the M’Gallery Cát Bà Hotel has a total investment capital of more than VNĐ900 billion (US$39 million).
The hotel's first phase inaugurated on Monday and cost more than VNĐ500 billion, covering 5,000sq.m with 126 rooms, three swimming pools, two restaurants, two bars, one massage area and two meeting halls.
The second phase is slated for completion in late 2021 with a cost of above VNĐ400 billion, featuring 142 rooms, six swimming pools, four restaurants, two bars and two convention halls that accommodate more than 500 guests.
Once fully operational, M’Gallery Cát Bà will become the largest among 70 hotels managed by Accor Group.
In his speech at the opening ceremony, vice chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Lê Khắc Nam said the hotel - the first of its kind on Cát Bà Island - will contribute to turning Cát Bà into a world-class marine eco-tourism area.
This goal is part of the master plan on the sustainable tourism development of Cát Bà.
It is also meant to realise Hải Phòng's development strategy with a focus on tourism and services, logistics and seaport.
Last year, the city welcomed more than nine million travellers including 930,000 foreigners, up 16 per cent year-on-year, according to the municipal Tourism Department.
It also earned VNĐ3.5 trillion from tourism services in 2019 thanks to its efforts to diversify tourism products, improve tourism infrastructure and accelerate promotion activities, the department said. — VNS