This time last year, 2022 was still looking pretty dicey. Covid was wreaking havoc on the travel industry. There was light at the end of the tunnel, but we were still in the dark. Now we’ve come into the light. And as we do, there are so many hotels to look out for in the coming year. To wit:
The Anam Mui Ne, Vietnam
The Anam Mui Ne, a resort with 127 elegant rooms and suites, a sublime design inspired by Vietnam’s Indochine era and prime beachfront location will celebrate its grand opening in January next year. The resort overlooks Mui Ne’s white sand beach and affords spectacular East Sea vistas. With architecture guided by Hanoi’s grand old French villas, The Anam Mui Ne evokes a romantic atmosphere with the likes of glowing lanterns, customized encaustic mosaic tiles, big-bellied clay water vases, statues on plinths, imperial style roofs, cornice detailing and intricate woodwork crafted by artisans from across Vietnam whose trades have been handed down the generations. Its dining landscape comprises an all-day dining restaurant and grill, beachside restaurant and bar, lobby bar and 24-7 in-room dining. The resort will cut the ribbon on a collection of luxurious facilities including a five-treatment-room spa, two spacious swimming pools, ballroom, conference rooms, water sports center, fitness center, yoga room, kid’s club and gift shop. The independently owned and operated resort is the second The Anam property to open following the 2017 debut of The Anam Cam Ranh.
Gran Melia Nha Trang, Vietnam
Meliá Hotels International’s first Gran Meliá property in Vietnam, Gran Meliá Nha Trang, will open next year with 98 villas, each with a private pool, with Asia’s first outpost of the highly-acclaimed Spanish restaurant, Hispania, and with extensive wellness facilities. The award-winning Hispania restaurant at the property’s culinary heart already has three outposts in cities across Europe. With gastronomic direction by Marcos Morán, an award-winning, fifth-generation chef and interiors fashioned by Lorenzo Castillo, who was recognised as the best interior designer in Spain by AD magazine in 2014, Hispania has set its sights on the pinnacle of Spanish gastronomy in the region. The property will feature three other dining destinations introducing global flavors, along with wellness facilities including a spa with onsen and Turkish baths, fitness center, and swimming pool. https://www.melia.com/en/hotels/vietnam
Fusion Resort & Villas Danang, Vietnam
Fusion Hotel Group’s July 2023 beachfront debut, in one of Vietnam’s most popular tourist destinations, will feature 242 rooms and villas, four dining and entertainment options, and the kind of extensive wellness facilities the brand has become famous for. The new property will have 85 private villas, ranging in size from one- to six-bedrooms, that are all akin to a luxury apartment. Each offers open-plan living, a fully equipped kitchen, and a lush tropical garden with a private plunge pool. Options for a meal out (or in) include a beach-front grill, casual all-day dining restaurant, a poolside bar, and Fusion’s breakfast anywhere, anytime concept, that lets guests choose where and when they take their first meal of the day. At the heart of the property is the 26-treatment room Maia Spa & Wellness Centre which will offer one complimentary treatment per person per night as part of the nightly rate. https://fusionhotelgroup.com/