Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc celebrates opening

By Quynh Chi - Aug 15, 2018 | 11:49 AM GMT+7

TheLEADERRadisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc, a 514-room property overlooking the northern stretch of Vietnam’s most compelling beach, Bai Dai, is opening its doors on August 15, as part of an unprecedented integrated resort on the nation's biggest island.

Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc celebrates opening
Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc inaugurates

Situated on Phu Quoc island’s picturesque northwest coast, Vietnam's first Radisson Blu Resort heralds a new era for the Radisson Hotel Group.

The group will soon also launch Radisson Blu Resort Cam Ranh Bay and Radisson Phu Quoc Resort, a separate 218-room four-star resort on Truong beach, in addition to pursuing development opportunities in other Vietnamese destinations.

On Phu Quoc, renowned for its natural splendor, placid waters, iconic fish sauce, black pepper and prominent place in the history of the Nguyen Dynasty, Radisson Blu will cut the ribbon on 514 rooms, suites and villas, an all-day restaurant, three bars, an executive lounge, immense tropical lagoon swimming pool and kid's club.

Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc celebrates opening
A corner of Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc

Guests have direct access to a profound adjacent complex’s collection of facilities including a 26 treatment-room spa and wellness center, gym, water park, convention center, shopping center, restaurants, theatre and Vietnam’s first casino to permit domestic entry. An amusement park, 18-hole golf course and safari conservation park are also on the resort's doorstep.

“Phu Quoc is fast developing a reputation as Vietnam’s answer to Thailand’s Phuket and the beach experience here is one of a kind,” said Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc's General Manager Peter Feran. “This is a tropical island setting that comes right out of a storybook and is all the more spectacular every day at dusk when the sun goes down over the Gulf of Thailand.”

The resort’s design sets a contemporary tone with neutral palettes of marble, refreshing high ceilings and vast floor-to-roof glass panels that take advantage of the stunning natural surrounds and the abundance of sunshine.

In a captivating fusion of Eastern and Western aesthetics, striking artwork adorns the resort including abstract sculptures crafted out of Vietnamese marble and vertical pressed panels referencing the lotus flower, palm fronds, and more native Vietnamese flora. Spectacular lighting installations that pay homage to the Gulf of Thailand, such as a melange of glass seaweed and schools of countless glass fish that appear to swim swiftly past smooth eggshell white columns, greet guests in the capacious foyer and lobby areas.

Meanwhile, to reduce its impact on the island’s sensitive environment, the resort has rolled out a series of green initiatives. Eco-friendly electric vehicles including Electric Blu scooters and buggies have been sourced for resort operations.

To go above and beyond using only locally made bamboo straws, Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc has ambitions to become the first international hotel in Vietnam to have its own bamboo straw farm from which to harvest its own straws.

The resort is as paperless as possible with all menus available on screens and digital signage located throughout the resort. All magazines and newspapers are only available online.

Located 30 kilometers from Phu Quoc International Airport, the resort is easily accessible from Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and beyond thanks to numerous arrivals and departure flights daily. The island can also be reached via scenic Ha Tien Ferry. Unlike the rest of the country, Phu Quoc offers a 30-day visa waiver program.

The resort's concierge team has orchestrated a broad spectrum of experiences showcasing Phu Quoc's most spectacular attractions ranging from majestic temples and pagodas such as Dinh Cau temple and Ho Quoc pagoda to beaches and waterfalls including Starfish Beach and Tranh Waterfall to the floating villages and fishing villages of Rach Vem and Ham Ninh.