IHG Hotels & Resorts has launched a Crowne Plaza in Vietnam's Phu
Quoc Island, one of five provinces chosen to welcome back fully
vaccinated foreign travellers from selected countries last month, as
part of the country's three-stage vaccine passport programme.
along Bai Dai beach, the 308-room Crowne Plaza Phu Quoc Starbay resort
is a 40-minute drive from the Phu Quoc International Airport, 30 minutes
Designed with a focus on supporting today's digital nomads, the
resort's lobby for instance — termed the 'Plaza Workspace' — offers
various zones to allow guests and locals alike to work, carry out
business meetings, or socialise.
outlets and charging stations are also situated in multiple spots
throughout rooms and public spaces, to allow guests to stay digitally
Planners can book from the 416sqm of dedicated space, which includes a
grand ballroom and three meeting rooms, allowing for a maximum of 480
guests at once.
The 308 rooms include 11 villas and 21 suites, ranging from 40sqm to
411sqm, and are designed by Zoo Studio, an eco-id architectural firm
based in Saigon. The resort also practices the IHG Green Engage system: a
four-tiered certification set by the Group, which suggests more than
200 'Green Solutions' to help hotels reduce energy, water and waste.
Amenities include a sheltered Olympic-length 50m lap pool and a
lagoon pool, gym, and the Hoa Sim Spa. For dining, Horizons Restaurant -
Lounge - Bar offers Vietnamese cuisine or international cuisines,
paired with locally brewed craft beers or cocktails.
Groups can opt to gather at the Amber Sands Beach Club, which offers
beachfront dining over locally sourced seafood and meat served a la
minute in its open-fire kitchen, with the additional option of a fire
dance performance available.
IHG Hotels & Resorts now has 14 hotels in Vietnam operating under
four brands: Six Senses, InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, and Holiday
Inn, with another 15 in the pipeline including brand entries for Hotel
Indigo, voco Hotels and Regent.