CAT BA ISLAND, VIETNAM – Cat Ba island’s first international luxury resort has opened. Nestled within Lan Ha Bay, Hôtel Perle d’Orient Cat Ba – MGallery welcomes guests to the ecologically diverse region that is home to Cat Ba National Park.
Cat Ba is considered the adventure and eco-tourism capital of Vietnam, known for its sporting activities such as kayaking, rock climbing, trekking and mountain biking. The nearby Cat Ba National Park has over 160 species of birds, numerous reptiles, fish and sea turtles.
The 121-room Hôtel Perle d’Orient Cat Ba – MGallery is the 34th Accor property in Vietnam and the seventh MGallery boutique hotel, offering a stylish Vietnamese design combined with French glamour.
The hotel’s GM, Mr Michael Melzer, said: “At Hôtel Perle d’Orient Cat Ba, we understand what turns an event into an occasion to remember. Our event experts, attentive staff and dedicated chefs are well-trained to ensure every event is delivered with precision.
“As the first international five-star hotel in Cat Ba, we aim to redefine the concept of luxury tourism on the island as well as set the standard for high-profile meetings and events by providing superbly crafted spaces and superior services in a unique destination.”
Surrounded by cliffs and offering access to its own private beach, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, Indochine Kitchen, serves local fusion and internationally-inspired dishes. Japanese cuisine is available at Akoya. Light bites and cocktails can be enjoyed at the al fresco Rock’s Bar with views of Lan Ha Bay. Sea views can also be enjoyed from the rooftop of Vitality Bar. The Indochine Lounge serves signature cocktails.
The hotel’s rooftop houses a wellness centre with an outdoor pool, and its spa’s facial and massage treatments use local medicinal healing herbs.
For events, the Crystal Ballroom can host up to 190 guests, while the Tonkin Room can hold small meetings and private functions for up to 26 guests.
The Crystal Ballroom seats up to 190 pax; meeting rates start from VND 3,025,000 ++ (US$130++) per person, including the following:
• one night in the Classic Room with buffet breakfast
• one lunch/dinner with a non-alcoholic drink at The Crystal Ballroom
• access to the outdoor swimming pools and fitness centre
• use of standard AV meeting equipment
• welcome drink, cold towels and personalised check-in
• use of Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
The offer is valid from 15 June - 31 Oct 2020 and rooms must be booked as double occupancy.
From Hanoi, Cat Ba Island is accessible by a two-hour drive to Hai Phong and a 15-minute ferry transfer. Flights are also available to Cat Bi International Airport (located in Hai Phong) from Ho Chi Minh City, Buon Ma Thuot, Can Tho, Da Lat, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, Pleiku and Quy Nhon and Bangkok, Kunming and Seoul. Alternatively, guests can transit via Halong City to Tuan Chau Island and take a 1-hour ferry transfer to Cat Ba Island.