Best Western has signed a beachfront resort on
Phu Quoc island in Vietnam.
The 565-room Best Western
Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc, scheduled to open in January 2019, is
located on a prime plot of beachfront land on the island’s west
The layout of the resort will also
include a series of impressive villas running alongside the
freeform outdoor pools, which stretch down from the main resort
building to the beach.
Guests will be able to choose from a variety of restaurants
and bars, work out at the high-tech fitness center, or
simply kick back, relax and soak up the sun on the resort’s
“Phu Quoc Island is one of Asia’s most desirable
up-and-coming resort destinations, and we are delighted to enter
this prime tourist market with such a fantastic resort,” said
Olivier Berrivin, Best Western’s Managing Director of
International Operations – Asia. “Vietnam’s tourism industry is experiencing
incredible growth. Having welcomed a record ten million
international arrivals in 2016, the country continues to surge in
popularity among tourists from across the world. With its unspoiled
beaches, fast-developing infrastructure and relaxed visa
regulations, Phu Quoc is at the forefront of this growth. We look forward to following the development of
Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc in the months ahead, and to
welcoming our first guests to this spectacular new resort in
Vietnam’s answer to Bali, Hawaii or Phuket, Phu
Quoc Island attracted over 550,000 visitors in the first quarter
of 2017, which represents an increase of more than 80% compared to the same period last year.
Of that total
139,000 were visitors from overseas, up 53% year-on-year.
The island already features a wealth of
attractions, including the Vinpearl safari and amusement parks,
Dinh Cua Temple, Ho Quoc Pagoda, and a series of natural wonders
such as golden beaches, verdant forests and spectacular
Snorkeling is a major draw for visitors, and an
impressive new cable car attraction is also being developed,
connecting Phu Quoc with its neighboring island, Hon Thom.
And with 250 investment projects worth
approximately US$14 billion earmarked for the island, including an
expanded international airport, Phu Quoc is expected to become
even more popular in the coming years.