IHG signs four hotel portfolio agreement with strategic partner Sun Group
IHG Hotels and Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is proud to announce a four-hotel, 2,709-room portfolio agreement in Vietnam with long-time partner Sun Hospitality Group (a member of Sun Group), the renowned property developer tourism-oriented.
The multi-property agreement includes the 616 rooms Holiday Inn Resort Yoko Park Onsen in Quang Ninh province – the first large-scale spa resort in Vietnam, spanning the existing Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh Resort.
Three hotels showcasing the breadth of IHG’s brand portfolio will also be built as part of the ongoing development of Ba Na Hills in the Danang Mountains: the 602 rooms Crowne Plaza Danang Ba Na Hills, 843 rooms Holiday Inn Resort Danang Ba Na Hills and 648 rooms voco Danang Ba Na Hills.
This agreement will make IHG one of the largest international hotel operators in Quang Ninh province, with three properties through its Holiday Inn and InterContinental brands, and establish its presence as a market leader in Danang with seven hotels.
Serena Lim, Vice President of Development, Southeast Asia and Korea, said IHG: “We have always had a fantastic relationship with Sun Group and are delighted to extend it by working with them on these two fantastic resort projects. Creating new tourism concepts and assets like these really showcases the pioneering spirit that is so much a part of our culture and ethics at IHG. “
“This renowned portfolio agreement is aligned with our plan to grow our business in Vietnam across all brands. As we work on the recovery, we know that national leisure activities will be a powerful engine of growth in the country. We are looking to develop a range of resort and family destinations across Vietnam. “
“We are extremely proud to be a part of Ba Na Hills – one of the main theme park attractions in the refreshing Danang Highlands, and we are already looking forward to new opportunities to collaborate with Sun Group and showcase more our beloved brands. in new and exciting places across the country.
Nguyen Vu Quynh Anh, CEO of Sun Hospitality Group, said: “We are strengthening our strategic partnership with IHG which shares our vision of promoting the beauty of Vietnam to the world through concepts of sustainable and world-class tourist destinations. This is part of our master plan to create ecosystems that stimulate tourism and business development in the country. “
“Our flagship InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort is world renowned and IHG has proven to be a great partner, being both nimble and flexible in its approach and delivering consistent performance at the hotel as we move forward together towards the recovery. “
“Quang Ninh Province is already famous for Halong Bay, and it will now offer a new wellness experience with the Holiday Inn Resort Yoko Park Onsen. As the first large-scale spa resort in Vietnam, it will appeal to guests looking for natural destinations to visit and explore. “
“Following the success of the Ba Na Hills entertainment complex, we will be introducing phase two of our expansion plan where the three new hotels will be managed by IHG. IHG’s three brands complement the myriad of activities that we will be adding as part of this expansion: an amphitheater, unique gardens and a retail podium for visitors. We are confident that IHG’s global wealth of experience and differentiated brand portfolio will allow us to maintain our distinction as the premier tourist resort and theme park attraction in Vietnam.
Vietnam continues to be a strong growth market for IHG, with 14 hotels across four brands, Six Senses, InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn, and 15 properties in its pipeline. Next to recently opened Crowne Plaza Phu Quoc Starbay, IHG will launch new brands with Regent Phu Quoc and voco Ma Belle Danang as part of the company’s objective to develop its domain in all brands in the country.
About Yoko Park
Located in Quang Hanh, Cam Pha, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam, Holiday Inn Resort Yoko Park Onsen will be built against a stunning natural landscape of limestone mountains and natural hot springs.
With Sun Group’s major infrastructure effort to develop Quang Ninh province, the company built connecting road infrastructure and developed Van Don International Airport privately on the basis of private partnership. / public to support the development of tourism.
Opened in 2026, the 616-room hotel is a 30-minute drive from Halong City, 45 minutes from Van Don International Airport and two and a half hours from downtown Hanoi.
Facilities include four restaurants and bars, including a mountain top dining experience, four meeting rooms measuring 800m2, an outdoor rooftop pool, spa with indoor and outdoor onsen, gym, kids’ club, and sports and activity center.
As part of the destination resort, guests will have access to themed baths, a mini water park, a retail village, a wellness center and dining experiences as well as outdoor experiences such as the Mountain hiking.
About Ba Na Hills Entertainment Complex (Phase Two)
Phase two of the expansion of Vietnam’s main highlands entertainment complex will be completed in 2026. It will include three IHG-managed hotels totaling 2,093 rooms across its Crowne plaza, Holiday Inn Hotel and voco brands, an event amphitheater for 2,500 people, an enhanced catering offer and three new cable car lines.
Located in the Danang Mountains, approximately 1,500 meters above sea level, Ba Na Hills entertainment complex is commonly referred to as the “French Village in the Clouds”. With the longest non-stop cable car ride in the world, the destination resort is a 40-minute drive from Danang and 30 minutes from Danang International Airport.
The facilities at the three hotels will include restaurants and bars, a large meeting and event hall with over 2,000 square meters of space, a unique mountain-top wedding pavilion, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, children’s clubs, gymnasiums and a spa. The hotels will also be fully integrated with the attractions of phase two, including landscaped gardens, retail, restaurants and an amphitheater.
The Ba Na Hills entertainment complex currently receives five million annual visitors, a figure expected to double to 10 million within five years of phase two of its expansion.
About the Sun Group
Founded in 2007, Sun Group started in Vietnam as a local trading company and has now grown into one of the leading companies in Vietnam in four key sectors: entertainment, hospitality, infrastructure and real estate. In every sphere of influence, Sun Group has left a timeless imprint across the country, forging innovative projects and structures of great beauty and value that transcend the test of time.
Sun Group has three member brands: Sun World, Sun Hospitality and Sun Property. For many years in a row, the group has improved Vietnamese tourism’s reputation on the international stage with timeless works and a “collection” of prestigious awards. At the end of 2021, Sun Group was the pride of Vietnamese tourism by winning 24 awards at the 2021 World Travel Awards (WTA) for seaside tourism, entertainment and infrastructure projects invested by the group.
In particular, Sun Hospitality Group by Sun Group is a valuable brand in Vietnam’s hospitality industry, owning a series of world-class projects such as InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Hotel De La Coupole – MGallery in Sa Pa and JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay.
Despite the fact that the tourism sector has encountered unprecedented difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year Sun Group continues to launch 2 new hotels and resorts, named Capella Hanoi in the capital of Hanoi and New World Phu Quoc Resort in Phu Quoc Island. The 2 new members of the group immediately asserted its rank. Capella Hanoi was recently recognized as one of the “Best New Hotels in the Asia Pacific Region” by The Luxe List 2021 of the travel magazine DestinAsian. Phu Quoc is on TIME’s 2021 list of the 100 Greatest Places in the World, New World Phu Quoc Resort is recommended as a new accommodation option worth trying for visitors.
For more information visit www.sungroup.com.vn.
About Sun Hospitality Group
Sun Hospitality Group (SHG) is a member of Sun Group, a leading developer in Vietnam in tourism, entertainment, infrastructure investment and real estate. In the leisure travel arena, SHG has a portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts across Vietnam, many of which have won prestigious global awards and well-known titles.
The InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort set an unprecedented record in World Travel Awards history, winning the title of “World’s Best Luxury Hotel” for four consecutive years between 2014 and 2017. The luxury hotel also has received 5 awards at the 2021 World Travel Awards, including “Asia’s First Green Resort”, “Asia’s Leading Luxury Resort” and “Asia’s Most Romantic Resort”.
The JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort in Kem Beach also received the “Asia’s Leading Luxury Resort & Spa” award at the 2021 World Travel Awards. More recently, these two resorts were ranked in the list of the 25 best resorts in Asia. by the 2021 Readers’ Choice Award from Condé Nast Traveler.
In northwest Vietnam, SHG’s Hotel de la Coupole – MGallery de Sa Pa has also been recognized as “and” Asia’s Leading Design Hotel 2021 “and” Asia’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel 2021 “.