Ho Tram, Vietnam, October 4, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort has welcomed this month’s grand opening of sister developments at The Pier, South East Asia’s longest pier, and at Hamptons Plaza, a shopping, dining and entertainment precinct.
Stretching over 270 metres into the East Sea, the pier is a first for Vietnam. With a design inspired by California’s famous piers including Santa Monica Pier, Hermosa Beach Pier, and Venice Fishing Pier, the new attraction makes the most of Ho Tram’s idyllic beach setting.
The pier is connected to Hamptons Plaza, a lively commercial and service street that stakes a claim as the only upscale plaza in Vietnam that overlooks the sea. In addition to shopping stores, entertainment spaces suitable for events, a music fountain for children, and murals, Hamptons Plaza is home to diverse local and international dining options.
The pier and plaza make for the second and third phases of developer Tanzanite International’s master plan the Hamptons Ho Tram on the sandy shores of Ho Tram, following the debut of phase one with 17-hectare Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort in 2019.
Situated near the pier and Hamptons Plaza, the 152-room and 83-villa resort features three restaurants including a beach club, three swimming pools, a coffee shop, 20-treatment room spa with an additional foot massage area and beauty salon, executive lounge The Level Lounge, ballroom and conference facilities, kids club, gymnasium, gift shop and more. The resort’s contemporary rooms, suites and villas afford unencumbered views of the ocean, lush gardens, lakes and swimming pools.
Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort’s general manager Alvaro Berton said the iconic new developments right on the resort’s doorstep were fantastic new magnets for Vietnam’s new IT destination Ho Tram.
“Vietnam’s Ho Tram is fast developing a reputation as Ho Chi Minh City’s answer to New York’s Hamptons, Rome’s Naples and Sydney’s Blue Mountains; a go-to retreat where the well-heeled flock for a getaway that’s just two hours away by car, upscale and restorative,” he said. “The pier and open-air plaza are only five minutes’ stroll eastward from our resort along Vietnam’s most stunning stretch of sand, adding to all of the exciting culinary, wellness and recreational experiences our resort offers.”
A complimentary buggy transports guests between the resort and the pier and plaza.
Surrounded by mangrove forests and the Ray River, Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort basks in an average temperature of 28 degrees Celsius year-round and is within close proximity of the Greg Norman-designed Bluffs Ho Tram Strip golf course, Phuoc Buu Nature Reserve and Binh Chau Hot Springs. Located 107km from Tan Son Nhat International Airport, the resort is easily accessible from Ho Chi Minh City and beyond.
Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort’s The Level Villas feature private pools, access to The Level lounge and a host of bespoke privileges including complimentary cocktail time, use of the lounge’s meeting room and the YHI Spa’s sauna and steam bath, a pillow menu, and a superior level of personalized service overall with, for example, separate check-in and check-out and concierge service.
Western, Vietnamese and health-themed romantic picnics, meat and seafood barbecues, floating breakfasts, sunset canapes, karaoke, Playstation4, board games and more are among the resort’s in-villa experiences.
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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.