AccorHotels has announced its latest addition in the South of Phu Quoc — Premier Residences Phu Quoc Emerald Bay.
Vietnam, one of Asia’s fastest-growing destinations, has seen a steady increase in hotels and resorts. And why not? The country boasts of idyllic beaches, romantic sunsets, evergreen forests and serene surrounds, making it an ideal holiday destination for travellers looking to escape bustling city life.
Located around 28 miles west of Ha Tien in the far south of Vietnam is Phu Quoc — the largest Vietnamese Island, part of Kien Giang Biosphere Conservation Area that has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2016.
Phu Quoc is a hub of marine activity, housing large patches of coastal ecosystems, and nearly 108 species of corals, 135 species of coral reef fish and 132 different types of molluscs, as well as migrating fish and marine mammals in its surrounding waters. The island is one of the few places in the country where wildlife enthusiasts can spot species like dugong, the hawksbill turtle and green turtle.
Now open, Premier Residences Phu Quoc Emerald Bay is managed by one of the biggest names in hospitality, AccorHotels. The resort features 745 stylish rooms, suites and two-bedroom penthouses with a private pool that offers expansive views of Emerald Bay.
“Phu Quoc is expected to reach four million visitors in 2019”
Patrick Basset, chief operating officer for AccorHotels, upper Southeast and Northeast Asia and the Maldives, said: “This year marks the 27th-anniversary celebration of AccorHotels’ presence in Vietnam, and the launch of Premier Residences Phu Quoc Emerald Bay marks our 29th property and 4th resort on this beautiful Pearl Island.
“Since the launch of the Phu Quoc international airport in 2012, the number of arrivals to the island grew rapidly, and Phu Quoc is expected to reach four million visitors in 2019.”
Each of its sophisticatedly designed room features aesthetic interiors and state-of-the-art equipment. Ranging from ample standard rooms and suites to lavish penthouses, each room is concocted to welcome the most distinguished guests.
The standard one king bedroom ranges from 39-48 square metres, while the exclusive penthouses accommodate guests comfortably in a room size of 256 sqm. The lavish penthouse includes two bedrooms, a private swimming pool, a living room, a dining room and a kitchenette. Situated on the highest floors of each building, the property’s 20 penthouses let guests contemplate the second-to-none view over the Emerald Bay.
The resort boasts three restaurant and two bars. Mercato, an all-day-dining restaurant features a buffet and a la carte menu option of Vietnamese and international cuisines, while the Clubhouse serves a range of fresh seafood selection and grilled items.
Leisure facilities include a fitness centre, yoga studio and outdoor pool that overlooks Khem Beach. For a complete rejuvenation of the body and soul, the resort’s Emerald Spa offers a range of signature facial and massage treatments where guests can indulge in a day of personal pampering.
Situated around 26 minutes from the Phu Quoc International Airport, the resort also offers easy access to Hon Thom Cable Car, the world’s longest cable car ride that connects An Thoi town and Hon Thom Island. The cable car ride gives travellers an opportunity to immerse in the panoramic view of the southern islets with a breathtaking sunset view in Phu Quoc.
“One of South-East Asia’s best-kept secrets”
Jean-Francois Brun, the resort’s general manager, added: “Phu Quoc Island is home to around 20 beaches with Khem Beach being one of its most beautiful, overlooking Emerald Bay with powdery white sands. The island is one of South-East Asia’s best-kept secrets offering the perfect getaway for the adventurous and honeymooners seeing for a romantic getaway.”