Gran Meliá Nha Trang opening in July

i By June 10, 2023 No Comments

A five-star all-villa Gran Meliá property is set to begin welcoming guests on July 6th, 2023 in Nha Trang, Vietnam.

Highlights of the 272-key Gran Meliá Nha Trang include 94 private pool villas, Asia’s first outpost of the highly-acclaimed Spanish restaurant, Hispania, and wellness facilities ranging from private onsens to Turkish baths.

Owned by KDI Holdings, it is the Spanish hospitality company’s first Gran Meliá brand property in Vietnam, and only the second Gran Meliá to open in Southeast Asia. Meliá currently operates 18 hotels and resorts in Vietnam.

Accommodation options at the resort range from spacious 730-square-foot guestrooms with garden views, to one- to four-bedroom villas. The jewel of the accommodation crown is a multi-level four-bedroom villa, at nearly 7,535 square feet. All private villas have infinity pools, spacious dining areas, and indoor and outdoor living spaces. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook lagoon landscaping or the ocean. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom with a rain shower and deep soaking tub. The design is inspired by the natural surroundings, while interiors are furnished by prestigious European brands such as Italian furniture brand Minotti.

The award-winning Hispania restaurant, at the property’s culinary heart, already has two outposts in cities across Europe, including its Michelin-starred Brussels restaurant. With gastronomic direction by Marcos Morán, an award-winning, fifth-generation chef, Hispania is positioned to provide the pinnacle of Spanish gastronomy in the region.

Gran Meliá Nha Trang features four other dining destinations that introduce global flavors from Japan to the Mediterranean.

  • Natura highlights the bounty of the natural world through a blend of dishes from the surrounding region and the Mediterranean. The contemporary menu focuses on the freshest seasonal cuisine, with locally sourced ingredients from farmers and fishermen.
  • Shibui, the property’s Japanese restaurant, specializes in sushi, teppanyaki and robata grill. Tapping the abundant seafood Nha Trang is known for, the culinary team will serve up nigiri, sashimi, and maki rolls at the sushi bar, while at the Teppanyaki counter expert chefs will showcase their skills preparing dishes right in front of guests.
  • Theia, the lobby bar, is named for the Greek goddess of sight and light. During the day, it offers ocean views through floor to ceiling windows. At night, guests can sip drinks from a curated list while sampling caviar and oysters.
  • The laid-back Sal pool bar offers cocktails and light bites.

Wellness amenities at the resort include an infinity pool, private outdoor onsens overlooking lagoons, a pilates, yoga and gym studio; Turkish bath and hammam treatments, along with a selection of signature spa treatments at the four-treatment rooms spa.

Suitable for MICE, Gran Meliá Nha Trang has a multi-function space that can cater for up to 110 guests at a cocktail reception-style event and around 60 for a seated meeting.

The resort is situated within a new, world-class leisure and entertainment destination in Nha Trang, Vega City. The complex boasts a range of activities, such as an opera house called the Do theatre, a beach club, and a quaint walking street with shophouses. Guests can also connect with the local culture through a range of bespoke experiences, such as a weaving lesson with an artisan or a Jeep tour to explore the countryside. Within the resort novel offerings include water skiing, parasailing and flyboarding.

The nearest airport is Cam Ranh International Airport, approximately a 55-minute drive from the property.

“As we enter a new dawn in travel, Gran Meliá Nha Trang meets the broad needs of modern luxury travelers,” said Ignacio Martin, Meliá Hotels International managing director for Asia Pacific. “Gran Meliá has an established reputation in Europe as purveyors of Spanish luxury and elegance. With the addition of a Gran Meliá in Nha Trang to our existing portfolio, we are keen to show Vietnam that we are second to none when it comes to ‘living the good life’.”