By Gaya Travel on December 9, 2016
Hong Kong, December 9th 2016 – Visionary plans for the development of Asia’s ultimate fully- integrated tourism and leisure destination ‘HOIANA’ have been announced by its joint-venture partners VinaCapital, a leading investment management and real estate development firm in Vietnam, Gold Yield Enterprises Ltd and the Suncity Group of Macau.
The first phase of the giant US$4 billion project is scheduled to open in Q1 2019, along 4kms of pristine beachfront and only 5 minutes from the historic UNESCO World Heritage-listed port of Hoi An, on Central Vietnam’s iconic coastline.
Phase 1 at HOIANA is headlined by a world-class integrated resort and casino that will incorporate a 445-room hotelcomplex, 200 apartment-suites for sale on a buy-to-let basis operated by Hong Kong’s New World Hotels, with an ultra-luxury Rosewood spa resort incorporating 75 guest villas and 25 exclusive residences, and world class championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II.
The resort will also offer a wide range of leisure activities for adults and children alike including a contemporary beach club and entertainment venue, live shows and events, active watersports and dive centre, retail promenade and a range of new bars and restaurants offering an exciting range of cuisines.
HOIANA’s master development plan also offers investment opportunities for respected tourism and leisure-related investors, developers and independent operators through subsequent development phases over the next 10 -15 years – completing a thriving township of hotels, residential and lifestyle zones, trendy beachfront village and retail district, convention centre, hospitality training college, water sports hub, second golf course, and a stunning new lagoon concept providing added attraction and safe year-round swimming.
HOIANA is the vision of one of the largest foreign investors in Vietnam real estate, VinaCapital, in a joint venture with Gold Yield Enterprises of Hong Kong and Suncity, a Macau-based gaming and entertainment group.
“HOIANA is set to rank among Asia’s most renowned resort destinations, bringing a self-contained world of entertainment, leisure, pleasure and luxury lifestyle,” said HOIANA Chairman, Mr Don Lam.
“This unrivalled, world class integrated resort and leisure playground which will set a new benchmark for high-end tourism in Vietnam, bringing economic prosperity and opportunity to Quang Nam province.
“To the visitor, Vietnam’s Central Coast offers an immersive and multifaceted experience. Vibrant ancient cities, breathtaking mountain vistas, countless pristine beaches, relative affordability, easy access and welcoming people make it a highly attractive destination for tourists – and for enterprise, it’s the land of golden opportunity.”
As a vast development, HOIANA is set to inject significant income opportunity into the local economy and employ thousands of local people.
However, the developers are also mindful of its significant effect on the local environment. “We see ourselves as guardians of the location, with a duty to develop the local community, protect the environment and enhance the coastal ecosystem,” added Mr Lam.
“Focusing on sustainability, water preservation and recycling is of prime importance, and we’ll champion the use of locally sourced organic produce and materials.”
The historic venture also aspires to set an example in corporate governance in Vietnam, bringing best international practice and expertise and commitment to “being an active and responsible corporate citizen to ensure Vietnam’s rapid economic growth has benefits for all members of society”.
Direct flights from eight mainland China cities, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Russia, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Thailand to Da Nang International Airport, just 35-minutes away, are transforming Vietnam’s popular Central Coast into one of Asia’s hottest new tourist destinations – drawn to its world-class beaches and several UNESCO World Heritage sites.
China is by far the largest tourist market, accounting for more than 27% of visitors, as Da Nang last year captured top spot on Tripadvisor’s ‘Destinations on the Rise’ awards. Expansion of Da Nang International Airport has since been fast tracked by government and will increase the airports capacity to 10 million passengers per annum when it is completed in mid2017.