Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc, a 514-room property overlooking the northern stretch of Vietnam’s most compelling beach, Bai Dai, is opening its doors tomorrow, August 15, as part of an unprecedented integrated resort on the nation’s biggest island.
Situated on Phu Quoc island’s picturesque northwest coast, Vietnam’s first Radisson Blu Resort heralds a new era for the Radisson Hotel Group.
The group will soon also launch Radisson Blu Resort Cam Ranh Bay and Radisson Phu Quoc Resort, a separate 218-room four-star resort on Truong beach, in addition to pursuing development opportunities in other Vietnamese destinations.
On Phu Quoc, renowned for its natural splendor, placid waters, iconic fish sauce, black pepper and prominent place in the history of the Nguyen Dynasty, Radisson Blu will cut the ribbon on 514 rooms, suites and villas, an all-day restaurant, three bars, an executive lounge, immense tropical lagoon swimming pool and kid’s club.
Guests have direct access to a profound adjacent complex’s collection of facilities including a 26 treatment-room spa and wellness centre, gym, water park, convention centre, shopping centre, restaurants, theatre and Vietnam’s first casino to permit domestic entry. An amusement park, 18-hole golf course and safari conservation park are also on the resort’s doorstep.
“Phu Quoc is fast developing a reputation as Vietnam’s answer to Thailand’s Phuket and the beach experience here is one of a kind,” said Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc’s General Manager Peter Feran. “This is a tropical island setting that comes right out of a storybook and is all the more spectacular every day at dusk when the sun goes down over the Gulf of Thailand.”
The resort’s design sets a contemporary tone with neutral palettes of marble, refreshing high ceilings and vast floor-to-roof glass panels that take advantage of the stunning natural surrounds and abundance of sunshine.
In a captivating fusion of Eastern and Western aesthetics, striking artwork adorns the resort including abstract sculptures crafted out of Vietnamese marble and vertical pressed panels referencing the lotus flower, palm fronds and more native Vietnamese flora. Spectacular lighting installations that pay homage to the Gulf of Thailand, such as a melange of glass seaweed and schools of countless glass fish that appear to swim swiftly past smooth eggshell white columns, greet guests in the capacious foyer and lobby areas.
Meanwhile, to reduce its impact on the island’s sensitive environment, the resort has rolled out a series of green initiatives. Eco-friendly electric vehicles including Electric Blu scooters and buggies have been sourced for resort operations.
To go above and beyond using only locally made bamboo straws, Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc has ambitions to become the first international hotel in Vietnam to have its own bamboo straw farm from which to harvest its own straws.
The resort is as paperless as possible with all menus available on screens and digital signage located throughout the resort. All magazines and newspapers are only available online.
Located 30 kilometres from Phu Quoc International Airport, the resort is easily accessible from Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and beyond thanks to numerous arrivals and departure flights daily. The island can also be reached via scenic Ha Tien Ferry. Unlike the rest of the country, Phu Quoc offers a 30-day visa waiver program.
The resort’s concierge team has orchestrated a broad spectrum of experiences showcasing Phu Quoc’s most spectacular attractions ranging from majestic temples and pagodas such as Dinh Cau Temple and Ho Quoc Pagoda, to beaches and waterfalls including Starfish Beach and Tranh Waterfall, to the floating villages and fishing villages of Rach Vem and Ham Ninh.
GUEST VILLAS, ROOMS AND SUITES
Ranging in size from an ample 45 sqm to a tremendous 635 sqm, the resort’s array of rooms, suites and villas afford unencumbered views of the sea, gardens, lagoon swimming pool and mountains.
The 10 Beachfront Pool Villas, the most lavish of the accommodations, boast two, three or six bedrooms totaling 165 sqm, 255 sqm and 635 sqm respectively. Strategically dispersed across the resort’s most inspiring ground, these incredible villas each come with a private pool with sunken lounge and sun deck, huge separate living area, fully-equipped kitchen, dining room, luxurious bathroom, private outdoor rain shower and spacious garden.
Inland from the villas the property’s hotel building looms, offering up sweeping views of the ocean from many of its rooms and suites. Spanning up to 145 sqm each, 17 Sky Suites are situated on the building’s eighth floor.
The villas, along with the Executive Rooms, Executive Suites, One Bedroom Suites and Two Bedroom Suite, offer exclusive access to the ALUMI executive lounge.
Hues of gunmetal blue complemented by urban grey and soft gold throughout the resort and rooms nod to Radisson Blu as a brand.
With venues ranging from a poolside bar to a VIP lounge, Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc’s diverse culinary landscape lures casual and sophisticated diners alike.
Anchored by a large show kitchen, all-day dining establishment Avenue’s vibrant marketplace setting seats more than 300 indoors and a further 100 on its poolside terrace. Its broad array of themed buffets and a la carte menu offer up delectable Vietnamese, Asian and international delicacies including fresh sushi, prime cuts of meat grilled and stone-baked pizzas as well as children’s delights and indulgent desserts. Avenue’s upscale bar houses a glass-walled wine cellar with a vast selection of old world and new world wines.
The resort’s trio of distinct bars also includes Annex, a sophisticated lobby lounge dominated by a long marble bar where mixologists concoct classic and customized drinks paired with cigars. Annex also serves up homemade iced teas, smoothies and juices along with burgers, paninis and club sandwiches.
An elegant space, the exclusive ALUMI executive lounge offers patrons personalized concierge service and complimentary drinks and snacks including high tea.
Located by the resort’s picture-perfect pool, Azure offers classic cocktails, freshly squeezed juices, healthy smoothies and snacks to guests lounging in the sun.