InterContinental Đà Nẵng, a famous hotel belonging to IHG. The company aims to expand by 50 per cent in Việt Nam in the next two years. — Photo Courtesy IHG Hotels and Resorts
HCM CITY — IHG Hotels & Resorts said it plans to expand by 50 per cent in Việt Nam in the next two years by bringing more hotel and resort brands to the country.
At an online meeting with Vietnamese media on Wednesday, IHG said though lockdowns, travel restrictions, closed borders, and social distancing are still having a major impact on the hospitality industry, there is plenty of reason for optimism, and expanding its portfolio in the country is an “exciting prospect.”
Serena Lim, vice president, development, for Southeast Asia and South Korea, said to achieve the goal, “We will build on the strong reputation and award-winning properties we have in the luxury and lifestyle sectors … and we now want to expand further in the mid-upscale space.”
The company intends to introduce three brands in the next two years, Regent, voco™ Hotels and Hotel Indigo, she said.
They will be in Phú Quốc, Đà Nẵngand HCM City respectively, she revealed.
Another brand, Crowne Plaza, would come to Phú Quốc and industrial locations such as Bình Dương, Bắc Ninh and Vĩnh Phúc, she said.
Also on the cards is an expansion of the Holiday Inn brand with the Holiday Inn Resort concept debuting in the country in the form of Holiday Inn Resort Hồ Tràm, she said.
“We are keen to expand in domestic-led destinations. We want to grow in industrial areas such as Vinh, Hải Dương, Hải Phòng and Bình Dương and family-friendly resort destinations including Quy Nhơn, Sầm Sơn-Thanh Hoá and Hoà Bình.”
IHG Hotels & Resorts has 16 hotel brands and nearly 6,000 properties in more than 100 countries, including 13 in Việt Nam Nam. — VNS