A burgeoning hotel group continues to spread its wings in Vietnam through partnerships and a slate of new hotel openings set for the next two years.
Meliá Hotels International first entered the country in 1998 with the opening of Meliá Hanoi. Over the last 25 years, the group has expanded in the region, but it was in 2022 that it made its biggest move. That year the Spanish hotel group announced a partnership with Vietnam’s largest domestic hotel owner, Vinpearl, which resulted in the rebranding of more than a dozen properties under the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand. The hotel group is now one of the largest in the country.
This year marks another bold move. The first Gran Meliá property in the country and only the second in Southeast Asia. The new luxury hotel promises to be a grand affair with 94 private pool villas, Asia’s first outpost of the highly-acclaimed Spanish restaurant Hispania, indulgent wellness offerings, and the warmth, passion, and high level of service Meliá has become famous for.
Also in the pipeline is Sol by Meliá Cam Ranh Bay, which is readying for a debut on the south-central coast in 2024. The new ocean-inspired property will boast 816 keys and include four dining outlets, multiple swimming pools with separate adult and family areas, a spacious spa situated on its own island, a kids club, extensive MICE facilities, and a fitness center and sports club with tennis courts.
Meliá Quy Nhon Beach Resort will open on the country’s central coast in 2025. With a setting that makes the most of both the shoreline and verdant mountainside, Meliá Quy Nhon Beach Resort will consist of 140 hotel rooms and 93 villas, ranging in size from 1-3 bedrooms and featuring infinity plunge pools that take in sea vistas. The resort will be spread over 12 hectares with an all-day dining restaurant; an ocean-view swimming pool and pool bar; a ballroom ideal for weddings, meetings & events; a beach club & restaurant; an expansive spa; and a kid’s club and clubhouse.
Meliá Halong Bay is set to debut in 2027 with 240 rooms and 302 serviced apartments spread over two towers. The spacious hotel will feature four restaurants and bars, an indoor swimming pool, and an expansive palm-tree-lined outdoor swimming space with man-made islets throughout, reminiscent of the neighboring UNESCO World Heritage site. The brand’s signature YHI Spa will also be part of the new property, along with 2,000 square meters of MICE Space.
The growing hotel group now has a total of 23 hotels throughout the country, including those in operation and in the pipeline, making it one of the largest international hotel groups in Vietnam. The group's Vietnam portfolio represents 66% of the company's total portfolio in Southeast Asia. Meliá has over 340 hotels and resorts around the world.