Vietnam remains one of the top destinations in the world, with growth rates ranging from 50-75%. Since reopening its borders to foreign travel, Vietnam has welcomed over 954,000 international travellers in the first seven months of 2022, representing nearly a ninefold increase over the same period the previous year. Vietnam welcomed 352,600 international tourist arrivals in July 2022, a 49% increase over the previous month, reinforcing the fact that travel to this much-loved destination is certainly on the rise.
For those looking for some inspiration for their next trip, we’ve rounded up the top new and upcoming hotel openings, as well as the latest new experiences for this year.
Victoria Mekong Cruises
Victoria Mekong Cruises’ itineraries focus on cruising the waters of Southeast Asia’s mightiest river aboard the Victoria Mekong ship. The ship features 35 sleek cabins and travels throughout the Mekong Delta, visiting undiscovered, yet culturally rich destinations, bringing travellers into the depths of the southwestern area of Vietnam. Guests are welcomed aboard to experience the luxury “floating resort” as it travels along the Mekong Delta. Current reduced rate offers include:
- A three day tour: £183.00 (approx. 5,200,000 VND), two passengers per room
- A one day tour: £53 (approx. 1,500,000 VND), room not included
TMG Hoi An Discovery Marathon
Travellers who are staying at any of the hotels listed below, are automatically granted a free entry to race in the TMG Hoi An Discovery Marathon 2022, for any distance, which is a wonderful, alternative way to explore this bustling city on foot. The race will take place on 18th of September and runners will have the chance to take in Hoi An’s peaceful countryside, small villages and rice paddies along the race route, which also passes through the UNESCO-listed Ancient Town and along the Thu Bon River.
- TUI BLUE Nam Hoi An
- Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa
- ÊMM Hotel Hoi An
Azerai Ke Ga Bay
Set amongst 4.5 hectares of verdant gardens, Azerai Ke Ga Bay is located approximately 180km east of Ho Chi Minh City. The resort is a secluded oceanfront retreat, centrally positioned on a five-kilometre white sand beach. Framed to the east by Hon Ba Island with its historic lighthouse, and to the west by soaring sand dunes, the location provides a tranquil setting, ideal for relaxation and rejuvenation. Azerai Ke Ga has recently launched a special golf package with PGA Nova World Phan Thiet, “Tee off Time”, which includes a two-night stay in a Deluxe Suite with a garden view, daily breakfast for two, and 18 holes of golf, priced at £221 per night (approx. 6,199,903 VND) for a minimum two-night stay.
Azerai La Residence, Hue
At Azerai La Residence, Hue, a host of new offerings including the Aroma of Vietnam Cooking Class are now available to visitors. In this class, guests learn how to prepare Vietnamese culinary favourites in a cooking and dining experience that spotlights famous central Vietnam dishes. The resort’s new elegant cruise boat also offers a private dinner cruise, serving fine Vietnamese and western cuisine as the boat moves past picturesque natural scenery and historic local landmarks.
Regent Phu Quoc
Based on an island just off southwest Vietnam, much of Phú Quốc is a UNESCO-designated World Biosphere Reserve and is also home to the first resort in Southeast Asia from the luxury brand, Regent Hotels & Resorts. Regent Phú Quốc sits on a long beach and is home to 176 suites and 126 villas in tranquil, tropical surroundings with views over the ocean and the resort’s lagoons. The accommodation options range in size from one-bedroom rooms to seven-bedroom “ultra villas,” meaning everyone from couples to large extended families and friends can relax in style. Guests are never short of culinary options and can take their pick from six restaurants and bars, including one which specifically celebrates the local cuisine of southern Vietnam.
Raddison Hotel Danang
Da Nang is Vietnam’s fifth largest city and sits on the central coast, making it a popular departure point for a number of Vietnam’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the well-known Hoi An, south of the city. The road to get there is dotted with hotels, including Radisson Hotel Danang on My Khe Beach with 182 rooms and suites, which feature views over the city, peninsula and sea. Up on the 21st floor, a terrace bar and infinity pool can be found, making a stunning setting for a relaxing and unforgettable trip.
Crowne Plaza Vinh Yen City Centre
Located in the heart of the city, Crowne Plaza Vinh Yen City Centre is the first 5-star international hotel in Vinh Yen downtown, a short 35-minute drive from Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport. The hotel features curated and contemporary spaces allowing guests to connect and recharge. Ideal for business and leisure, visitors can enjoy the hotel’s close proximity to local attractions such as Tam Deo National Park, Truc Lam An Tem Zen Monastery and more.
Citadines Marina Halong
With 580 rooms and apartments overlooking the majestic bay, Citadines Marina Halong brings a sophisticated local touch and a mix of entertainment, culinary and wellness facilities, including an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, three luxurious restaurants and a bar with Asian western signature dishes. Citadines Marina Halong is a must-visit destination for travellers who are looking for a memorable holiday in the city of limestone karsts.
Upcoming new hotels
With much excitement, Nobu Hospitality has great plans to launch its debut hotel in Vietnam in 2025. The resort will consist of a 43-storey tower, based on the My Khe Beachfront. It will house 200 guest rooms in total, including 18 suites, a rooftop bar and lounge and a state-of-the-art wellness and fitness facility. There will also be 271 residential units and two penthouse apartments. The hotel will be situated on top of the eye-catching Danang City Centre podium, which will include high-end shops, an upscale Chinese restaurant, fine-dining Vietnamese cuisine and an American steakhouse.
Avani Cam Ranh Resort & Villas, Nha Trang
Avani Cam Ranh Resort & Villas, due to open at the end of 2022, sits right on the south-central coast of Vietnam. Cam Ranh is a low-key destination blessed with crystal clear waters, jungle-covered mountains, and ancient pagodas. The resort will feature 300 well-appointed rooms and suites, as well as 315 private villas, an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty bistro, and a beach club.
Mandarin Oriental Da Nang will sit on a spectacular 30km stretch of beach which links Da Nang in the north with Hoi An in the south. It will be well located for guests to explore the attractions of the surrounding area, notably Hoi An, My Son and the royal city of Huế, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. The project will offer varied resort experiences with dedicated leisure experts on hand to customise experiences ranging from romantic breaks and wellness retreats to local cultural exploration and family-focused activities. The contemporary design will incorporate many natural Vietnamese elements and local cultural references. Accommodation will comprise of 69 villas and 18 residences, each set in its own landscaped gardens with private pools.