Meliá Hotels International has inked an agreement for a new hotel in Ha Long, the entry point to one of Vietnam’s most popular tourist destinations, Ha Long Bay.
Meliá Halong Bay is set to debut in 2027 with 240 rooms and 302 serviced apartments spread over two towers. The hotel will feature four restaurants and bars, an indoor swimming pool and a large palm-tree lined outdoor swimming space with man made islets dotted throughout, reminiscent of the limestone islands in the neighboring UNESCO World Heritage site. The brand’s signature YHI Spa will also be part of the new property, along with more than 21, 500 square feet of meeting and event space.
The Ha Long announcement is the next milestone in the company’s 18 month-journey of rapid expansion within Vietnam. Meliá now has 23 hotels throughout the country including operating and pipeline, making it one of the biggest international hotel groups in Vietnam. This summer it is opening Gran Meliá Nha Trang, Meliá’s most luxurious hotel to debut in Vietnam to date. In the next few years they will also open Sol by Meliá Cam Ranh Bay, Meliá Nha Trang Beach Resort, and Meliá Quy Nhon Beach Resort.
“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, managing director, Asia Pacific, Meliá Hotels International. “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.”
Meliá Halong Bay will be owned by Hanoi Halong Tourism Company, a member of IDS Equity Holdings (IDS). IDS is a Vietnamese-based investment company with a hospitality portfolio across Vietnam.