Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, November 17, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Along the beachfront in one of Vietnam’s most alluring coastal destinations, Sol by Meliá Cam Ranh Bay is readying for a debut on the south-central coast in Q4, 2023.
The new ocean-inspired property by Meliá Hotels International is part of a wave of new hotel openings in Asia for the Spanish hotel group, which is the second largest international hotel group in Vietnam.
“For decades, our company has led the leisure and bleisure hospitality in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, so we look forward to contributing to the development of the key holiday destinations in Asia-Pacific, bringing the most innovative hotel experiences to meet the expectations of modern travellers” said Gabriel Escarrer, CEO of Meliá Hotels International.
The Sol by Melia complex will boast 816 keys and include four dining outlets, multiple swimming pools with separate adult and family areas, a spacious spa situated on its own island, a kids club, extensive MICE facilities, and a fitness center and sports club with tennis courts.
The main hotel at the heart of the complex will offer 167 rooms and suites on 15 floors. Another 111 keys will fan out in 40 villas and 29 bungalows from the main building towards the white sands of Cam Ranh Bay, and two condotel towers (with a combined 538 keys) will flank each side of the spiral-shaped main building.
A nautical theme anchors both the interiors and exteriors with rich ocean colors from turquoise blue to golden sand and pops of bold coral. The sculptural decor and lighting in the lobby, dining spaces, and rooftop sky lounge, is inspired by creatures of the sea. The facades of the condotels are reminiscent of dynamic yacht lines, while the hotel building curls like a Nautilus shell.
Tropical landscaping with towering palm trees and lakes connect the spaces. The 12-treatment room spa sits prominently as a wellness oasis at the center of one of the largest ponds with massage bungalows spanning out above the water from the Sol Spa’s center. The wellness space also features several jacuzzies and saunas, along with relaxation areas with private gardens.
With the Sol by Melia brand’s focus on family, the property has extensive facilities for children including a kids’ club with sensory spaces, reading area, ball pit and nap room. One of the main pools will also count with a miniature water park with slides for children.
“While we have lots for kids, when we think of family we also move beyond the traditional definition,” added Ignacio Martin, Meliá’s Managing Director for Southeast Asia. “We believe in the idea of a tribe and realize that a tribe looks different to everyone. With that in mind we have plenty for adults at all our Sol by Melia properties.”
There are currently 58 Sol by Meliá properties in beautiful beachfront destinations around the world including Spain, Cape Verde, and the Caribbean. Sol by Meliá Cam Ranh Bay will be the fourth Sol property in Southeast Asia and the 27th Melia Hotels International’s property in Vietnam.
The new hotel will be owned by HONG NGOC VIET TRAVEL & INVESTMENT JSC, a Khanh Hoa based investment company.
About Meliá Hotels International
Founded in 1956 in Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International operates more than 380 hotels (portfolio and pipeline) throughout more than 40 countries, under the brands Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus by Meliá, ME by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, The Meliá Collection, INNSiDE by Meliá, Sol by Meliá and Falcon’s Resorts by Meliá, plus a wide portfolio of affiliated hotels under the “Affiliated by Meliá” network. The Group is one of the leading companies in resort hotels worldwide, while also leveraging its experience to consolidate the growing segment of the leisure-inspired urban market. Its commitment to responsible tourism has led the Group to become the most sustainable hotel company in Spain and Europe, according to the last S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (Silver Class). It also has ranked seventh in the Wall Street Journal’s list of the 100 most sustainably managed companies in the world (and the leading travel company) and is the only Spanish travel company included in the list of “Europe’s Climate Leaders 2021” by Financial Times. Meliá Hotels International is also included in the IBEX 35 Spanish stock market.
About Sol by Meliá
Originally launched in 1956, Sol by Meliá is one of the oldest and most popular brands of the company. Relaunched in summer 2015 following a full rebrand, Sol by Meliá has created four signature concepts, which cater to the evolving expectations of today’s modern leisure travellers looking for a sun and beach holiday, from family hotels to adults-oriented experiences. The four concepts include Sol House, Sol Beach House, Sol by Meliá and Sol Katmandu Park & Resort.
Sol House is aimed toward young millennials, with focuses on music, design, energy and affordable lifestyle experiences.
Sol Beach House caters for adults looking for a relaxing holiday with a hippie-chic style that combines modernity with a vintage touch. The properties have a focus on relaxation and wellbeing, for young travelers looking for a high-end experience with a lower price point.
Sol Katmandu Park & Resort offers a fun and innovative ‘play and stay’ all-inclusive experience for families and groups of friends with the resort fully integrated in the theme park.
Sol by Meliá are beachside properties located across the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, South East Asia and the Caribbean.