JW Marriott Launches First Vietnam Hotel
Wednesday December 4th, 2013 - 12:39PM AKBPC
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HANOI, VIETNAM—Marking a milestone in its expansion into Southeast Asia, Marriott International unveiled the JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi, the brand’s first hotel in Vietnam.
The property is the JW Marriott brand’s third to open in Asia within the past two months (others in Bengaluru and New Delhi), reflective of a significant investment in the region by the luxury hotel brand.
“Hanoi has earned itself a coveted spot as a must-visit destination for travelers and we are thrilled to join the city in this exciting time,” stated Mitzi Gaskins, VP & Global Brand Manager for JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts. “Of the 30+ hotels in our current pipeline, 50% are in Asia, which speaks to our commitment to investing in dynamic markets like Vietnam.”
The 450-room, 800,000-sq.-ft. JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi is dubbed a “reverse skyscraper,” designed by architecture practice Carlos Zapata Studio. The structure was inspired by the country’s coastline and evokes characteristics of a dragon—a modern interpretation of a symbol from Vietnam's past. The JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi is located in Hanoi’s new central business district and adjacent to the National Convention Center.
JW Marriott Hanoi will have a total of six restaurant and bar outlets. Dining venues include the French Grill, a French inspired outlet serving fresh seafood and prime cuts of steaks along with a variety of wines and spirits; and a Chinese restaurant specializing in Cantonese fare open in January 2014.
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