Meliá Announces First Meliá Collection Hotel in Vietnam

Meliá Announces First Meliá Collection Hotel in Vietnam - TOP25HOTELS.comMeliá Ba Vi Mountain Retreat, in the lush uplands of Ba Vi National Park near Hanoi, is the first hotel in Vietnam to join the storied, hand-picked collection of properties around the world that form The Meliá Collection. The portfolio was created to bring together some of Meliá Hotels International’s most distinctive and one-of-a-kind properties and to deepen the brand’s commitment to introducing authentic destinations to travelers.

The new agreement was signed in May with the official name change taking place in May 2025. The charming destination, located within the national park, will become Meliá Ba Vi Mountain, Member of Meliá Collection. The award-winning 55-room and villa property, set deep in the forest, was selected for its commitment to sustainability, unique location, and an unparalleled design aesthetic that fuses French colonial and Vietnamese village architecture. It is built upon the historic foundations of a French residence and embraces the local landscape with abundant open spaces and a lineup of activities that immerse guests in the surrounding primitive landscape.

“We have promoted the preservation of what Mother Nature offers and the cultural and historic values unique to Ba Vi Mountain,” said Mr Luong Ngoc Anh, owner of Melia Ba Vi Mountain Retreat. Right from the start, our designs were nature-friendly and in harmony with the surroundings, honoring the enduring historical legacy. We want to bring our guests a feeling of harmony and comfort through experiences that connect the past and the present and embrace sustainable development.”

Ba Vi’s only resort by a global brand will undergo refurbishments to further elevate its gastronomic offering and increase the range of wellness and well-being activities, in the spa and beyond. All-inclusive plans are also in the works to enable guests to have a full experience of the property.

The resort, known for its nature-based excursions, will strongly emphasize delivering exclusive experiences to guests. These experiences will range from a guided tour of the 200 relics in the historic French hill station to a rejuvenating forest bathing session where visitors will uncover the mystical legends of the mountain and forge a deep connection with nature using all their senses. The highlight of this excursion is a meditation session to the symphony of nature sounds set against the soothing backdrop of a cascading waterfall. Guests can also partake in a hands-on workshop to learn the natural dyeing techniques used for generations by the indigenous ethnic community residing in the area.

“Meliá Collection properties appeal to travelers seeking a genuine connection with their destination through both the property and the unique experiences on offer that provide an unmistakable sense of place,” said Gabriel Escarrer, Chairman and CEO of Meliá Hotels International.

The Collection currently includes unique properties that leverage the appeal of destinations as exotic as the Serengeti and as rich with history as the one-time residence of French aristocrats in Paris.

In addition to Meliá Serengeti Lodge and Hotel Villa Marquis in Paris there are six additional Meliá Collection hotels in six countries. These include Tenuta di Artimino in Tuscany; Hotel Maison Colbert in Paris, the Meliá London Kensington, the Meliá Desert Palm in Dubai, Summum Boutique Hotel in Palma de Mallorca, Ratxó Retreat Hotel in Puigpunyent Mallorca, Casa de las Artes in Madrid, and the Hacienda del Conde on the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands. All have “Member of Meliá Collection” in their proper name and the ethos behind the portfolio in all they offer.

In May this year Meliá Hotels International announced their first hotel in Laos, Grand Luang Prabang, which will undergo a 12-month rebranding process to become a member of the Melia Collection in 2025.

“While all properties in the collection are completely distinct, they are bound by a commitment to the utmost in gastronomy, the singular appeal of their design and a celebration of destination,” said Ignacio Martin, Managing Director Asia Pacific of Meliá Hotels International.

The resort also features a YHI Spa, four season swimming pool set among French relics, MICE facilities and two restaurants and one lounge. Over the years the property has been recognized with several awards including the ‘International Sustainable Award’ from Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2023 and the ‘Luxury Wellness Retreat’ award from The World Luxury Awards 2023.

About The Meliá Collection

The Meliá Collection is a carefully curated selection of singular hotels with endless charm and an unmistakable sense of home. This new addition to Meliá Hotels International’s portfolio of brands unfolds a new definition of experiential luxury travel through an exceptional selection of hotels that boast cultural legacy and unique stories in iconic locations: Maison Colbert and Villa Marquis, both in Paris, Tenuta di Artimino in Tuscany, Meliá Serengeti Lodge and Ngorongoro Lodge in Tanzania, Meliá London Kensington in London, Meliá Desert Palm in Dubai, Hacienda del Conde in Tenerife, Summum Boutique Hotel in Palma de Mallorca, Ratxó Retreat Hotel in Puigpunyent, Mallorca and Casa de las Artes in Madrid.

This new collection of hotels represents a further step in Meliá’s differentiation strategy and its commitment to conscious and purposeful travelling, promoting the discovery and authenticity of destinations, whether it is the essence of a city, an exclusive beachfront location or a remote and exotic place in a natural environment. The Meliá Collection will soon add new openings in Milan, Palassa Beach (Albania), Cadiz, Arxan – Inner Mongolia (China), Vietnam and La Habana, Cuba.

About Meliá Hotels International

Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International has more than 400 hotels open or in the process of opening in more than 40 countries, and a portfolio of nine brands: Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, ME by Meliá, The Meliá Collection, Paradisus by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, ZEL, INNSiDE by Meliá, Sol by Meliá and Affiliated by Meliá. The Company is one of the world’s leading hotel chains in the leisure segment and its experience in this area has allowed it to consolidate itself in the growing market of urban hotels inspired by leisure. Its commitment to responsible tourism has led it to be recognised as the most sustainable European hotel company (listed as “Sustainability Yearbook Member” in 2024 by S&P Global), as well as being a “Top Employer 2024” brand in Spain, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Italy, Germany, France and Vietnam. Meliá Hotels International is also part of the IBEX 35.


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