Crowne Plaza Phu Quoc Starbay opens in Vietnam


The brand new Crowne Plaza Phu Quoc Starbay.


The Vietnamese holiday island of Phu Quoc has this month welcomed Crowne Plaza Phu Quoc Starbay.


The brand new resort is located on Bai Dai Beach and a 40-minute drive from Phu Quoc International Airport. It opened its doors on December 1.


The property has embraced innovation, with a ‘Plaza Workspace’ replacing the traditional hotel lobby; a space for guests and locals to work, enjoy a coffee, network or socialise. It’s the first time such an amenity has been introduced by Crowne Plaza in Southeast Asia.


“It’s a new era for IHG’s premium brand, Crowne Plaza, with all-new design innovations,” said the property’s executive assistant manager, Nguyen Huu Ngu. “We are excited to introduce the brand’s new look in Vietnam with Crowne Plaza Phu Quoc Starbay.”


Accommodation comprises 308 guest rooms including 11 villas and 21 suites. All have balconies with ocean or garden views. Building designers eco-id architects and Saigon-based Zoo Studio have incorporated ocean and earth tones inspired by the local fishing and weaving cultures.


A nod to technology ensures there are plenty of USB outlets and charging stations throughout the resort as well as unlimited high speed wifi. High-spec room amenities include pillow menus and bathroom products from New Zealand organic beauty brand, Antipodes.


Further facilities include two pools, a sheltered Olympic-length lap pool as well as a lagoon fun pool, a gym, Hoa Him Spa and two dining spaces, Horizons Restaurant and Amber Sands Beach Club - head over for sunset and seafood.


The children haven’t been forgotten, either, with Tribe Kids Club offering the chance to become a ‘wildlife adventurer’ for the day and get stuck into a fun menu of activities.

Parent company IHG Hotels has 14 properties in Vietnam with a further 15 in the pipeline. Watch this space…


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