Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Unveils Exciting Plans for World-Class Beach Resort in QuangBinh, Vietnam

(Bangkok – May 30, 2018) Best Western Hotels & Resorts has entered yet another exciting destination in Vietnam with the signing ofa Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a new upscale beach resort in Dong Hoi, on the country’s stunning north-central coast.

Scheduled to open in 2020, Best Western Premier QuangBinh will be an impressive international resort overlooking the East Sea. Dong Hoi, which is set on a 12km-long coastline with white sandy beaches, is the capital of Vietnam’s QuangBinh province. It is also the gateway to PhongNha-Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed landscape that houses Son Doong, the world’s largest cave.

This prime beachfront property will feature 501 upscale rooms and suites,all equipped with spacious bathrooms, workspaces and complimentary Wi-Fi, and will be supported by Best Western’s famous service standards. Many of the rooms will offer uninterrupted sea views, and guests in the executive rooms and suites will be offered unlimited access to a chic beachfront lounge, with a series of exclusive services and privileges.

Surrounded by a wealth of world-class tourism and leisure facilities,this exciting project willhelp elevate this emergingregion, creating a new upmarket destination for local and international visitors.

“We are excited to bring the Best Western Premier QuangBinh to the beautiful seaside city of Dong Hoi,” said Ron Pohl, Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Best Western Hotels & Resorts. “The signing of this exceptional hotel marks the latest phase of our brand’s expansion to premier beach destinations in Vietnam, following the signings of upscale resorts in Cam Ranh, Vung Tau and PhuQuoc. Best Western will continue to seek opportunities to bring world-class hospitality to even more parts of Vietnam, further enhancing the country’s blossoming tourism industry.”

“Vietnam has over 3,400km of coastline, much of which is only just opening up to tourism. With its dramatic landscapes and pristine seafront, QuangBinh is one of the country’s most spectacular provinces and looks set to become a highly desirabledestination,” said Olivier Berrivin, Best Western’s Managing Director of International Operations – Asia.

“Best Western Premier QuangBinhis the latest in a series of major upscale properties for Best Western in Vietnam, which we have identified as a priority market. I am delighted with the quality of these projects, and the fact that we are now bringing international hospitality to exciting new parts of the country. The future is bright for Best Western in Vietnam,” Olivier added.

Developed by FLC QuangBinh One Member Co. Ltd., Best Western Premier QuangBinh will feature two wings dramatically connected by a glasssky bridge, overlooking tropical lagoon pools, expansive sundecks, palm trees and the golden beach.

Facilities will include a bright restaurant, outdoor infinity pools, a serene spa, children’s playground and a modern gym. A business center and meeting rooms will also be available for special events and corporate gatherings, and executive guests will be offered access to the resort’s Beach Club – an exclusive club lounge where guests can relax in style, gazing out over the turquoise sea.

Best Western Premier QuangBinh will form part of a major new development by FLC, which also includes a golf course, premium retail complex, restaurants, bars and a marina. This upscale beachfront complex is set to transform Dong Hoi into a premium tourism destination.

Nestled on the coast in north-central Vietnam, approximately 150km north of Hue, Dong Hoi is the gateway to one of the country’s most intriguing and alluring regions. Guests can head out and explore the breathtaking limestone landscapes of PhongNha-Ke Bang National Park, discover the dramatic sand dunes of QuangPhu Cat Hill, or simply lie back and relax on a series of stunning sandy beaches.

The area is accessible via Dong Hoi Airport, which offers regular direct connections to and from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, plus seasonal services to other Vietnamese cities. In August last year, Jetstar Pacific launched Dong Hoi’s first international route, connecting the coastal city with Chiang Mai, Thailand. This service now runs twice a week (Mondays and Fridays).