Dusit International is set to make its debut in Vietnam this month with the opening of Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort, on the country’s largest island, Phu Quoc.
For tourists seeking a cultural immersion, Vietnam surely comes to mind. Over the past few years, it has become one of the top tourist attractions in Southeast Asia, with more than 5.5 million foreign arrivals just for the first four months of 2018 (a staggering increase of 29.5% over the same period last year). By our calculations, that’s 16.5 million arrivals a year.
Phu Quoc is a popular tourist destination with its beaches, coral reefs, fresh seafood, pearl farms, and dense tropical rainforests. It’s located in the south of Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand, and Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort is designed to blend its Thai heritage with the Vietnamese culture. The debuting four-star resort will operate under Dusit’s upper-midscale Dusit Princess brand and will offer 108 guest rooms ranging from 32-square-metre Deluxe Rooms to 90-square-metre Suites with ocean views.
“Perfectly equipped to meet the needs of business and leisure travellers alike, this is a stunning property in a beautiful location with gorgeous sunsets almost every day,” said Markus Lohenstein, general manager, Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort.
“It’s a real honour to be tasked with debuting Dusit’s unique brand of gracious hospitality in Vietnam. I look forward to working with my team to make this resort a huge success, as we delight our guests with our distinctive service, and showcase the best the island has to offer,” added Lohenstein.
Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort is centrally located on the island’s west coast overlooking the Bai Truong beach, a 12-mile stretch of sand also known as Long Beach. In addition, it’s just a short drive from Phu Quoc (PQC) International Airport.
As for the resort’s dining options, it includes an all-day-dining restaurant, a lobby lounge, a swim-up pool bar serving Thai, Vietnamese and Western cuisines; and Soi 14, a beachfront bar and lounge where Thai Chef Somnuck Attaworn serves premium ingredients to put a contemporary spin on Thai street food favourites.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Tourism aims to attract at least 500,000 foreign tourists to Phu Quoc Island this year through strategic promotions and the development of tourism products. Now, this is where the new resort comes into play.
Through the new family-friendly resort, guests will be able to visit popular local attractions such as Phu Quoc National Park, part of the UNESCO designated Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve; the secluded Bai Sao beach; the Dinh Cau night market; and various traditional temples.
To meet the demands of international travellers, PQC International Airport has opened new direct routes to destinations such as Thailand, China, Korea, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Germany and the UK. Regular domestic flights to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are also available. A visa exempt rule grants international visitors 30 days access to the island upon arrival.
Currently, Dusit International is in a significant growth phase with 27 properties in operation across eight countries and plans to reach a mark of 70 properties in the next three years in key markets around the globe.
Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort will hold its soft opening debut on 22 May.