Van Don Tourism Investment and Development Joint Stock Company, member of CEO Group, just had a meeting to report progress of Sonasea Harbor City Van Don on Cai Bau Island, Ha Long commune, Van Don district.
At the meeting with the representative of CEO Group, chairman of Quang Ninh People's Committee Nguyen Duc Long requested the investor to begin construction of a 1,000-room hotel located in Sonasea Harbor City Van Don complex no later than June 30.
The project named Pullman Harbor City Van Don is in the Sonasea Harbor City Van Don complex with more than 1,000 hotel rooms on an area of roughly 13 hectares.
Expected to be completed in 2019, this project, which is jointly managed by CEO Group and France's Accor Group, focuses on Vietnamese and Chinese customers due to the geographical advantages.
Sonasea Harbor City Van Don is the most beautiful golden land and the largest tourism project in Van Don.
The project named Bai Tu Long Ecotourism Area was licensed to Viet My Technology company in 2007 but it was not run after many years so in 2015, it was transferred to Bao Nguyen company.
After taking over this project, Bao Nguyen company divided it into four zones. Zone 1 and Zone 3 are currently under construction with main categories while Zone 2 and Zone 4 getting site clearance are recently transferred to CEO Group.
According to original plan, CEO Group wanted to set up this project on an area of 94 hectares with expected total investment at $129 million. This project was planned to have five functional zones such as 5,000-room hotel complex, water park, shopping center, pier and public beach.
Recognizing the great opportunity at Van Don, CEO Group asked Quang Ninh province to consider expanding the area of this project to 358 hectares with other items such as tourism real estate, resort and urban housing.
According to plan developed by CEO Group and design unit named Japan's Nihon Sekkei, Sonasea Harbor City Van Don after approved will be divided into three zones.
In 150-hectare 5-star beach resort, there will be a combination of tourism, entertainment, convention and seminar facilities providing 5000 rooms for visitors with two-storey resort villas and condotel which is from 20 to 25 floors. There will be also hotel, 50-floor international convention center, amusement park, marina simulating the old Van Don port.
The 59.4 hectares-new residential and social amenities will include 20 to 25-storey buildings, a 50-storey tower, cliff-side villas, commercial townhouses and walking streets for the business district.
Besides, this project will develop tourist sites including near the shore forest reserve and beach of nearly 100 hectares.