Spanish hotel group, Meliá Hotels International, has signed an agreement for a new hotel in Ha Long, the entry point to one of Vietnam’s most stunning tourist destinations, Ha Long Bay, further cementing the group’s position as one of the largest international hotel groups in Vietnam. As part of an 18 month-journey of rapid expansion within Vietnam, Meliá Halong Bay is set to debut in 2027 with 240 rooms and 302 serviced apartments spread over two towers. “Ha Long Bay, and its archipelago of limestone karsts are one of the natural wonders of the world, and a thrilling vantage for our hotel group,” said Ignacio Martin, Meliá Hotels International Managing Director for Asia Pacific. “With this addition to our portfolio our guests can visit popular destinations from North to South and know they’ll receive the Spanish warmth and hospitality that our brand has become famous for wherever they are in the country.”
The spacious hotel will feature four restaurants and bars, an indoor swimming pool and an expansive palm-tree lined outdoor swimming space with man-made islets dotted throughout, reminiscent of the neighboring UNESCO World Heritage site. The brand’s signature YHI Spa will also be part of the new property, along with 2,000 square meters of MICE Space. Meliá Halong Bay is the ideal base to explore Ha Long Bay, where visitors will navigate picturesque waters peppered with more than 1,000 limestone islands.
This announcement brings the group’s total number of hotels throughout the country to 23 hotels, both opening and in development, making Meliá Hotels International one of the biggest international hotel groups in Vietnam. This summer the group opens Gran Meliá Nha Trang, Meliá’s most luxurious hotel to debut in Vietnam to date, followed by Sol by Meliá Cam Ranh Bay, Meliá Nha Trang Beach Resort, and Meliá Quy Nhon Beach Resort, scheduled to open in the next few years, bringing an authentic Spanish passion for service to the country.