INTERCONTINENTAL Hotels Group (IHG) has signed an agreement with Vietnamese conglomerate the BIM Group for two new-build Crowne Plaza properties in Vientiane and Phu Quoc, both scheduled to open in 2015.
As the first IHG-managed property in Laos, Crowne Plaza Vientiane will mark the hotel group’s strategic presence in all capital cities in Indochina – in addition to Hanoi, Vietnam and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The 200-room Crowne Plaza Vientiane will be positioned on a two-hectare prime area within the city centre.
Jan Smits, CEO, IHG Asia, Middle East and Africa, said: “The debut of the first Crowne Plaza hotel in Vientiane will further invigorate tourism in this part of the world.”
Meanwhile, Crowne Plaza Phu Quoc Resort will be the brand’s fourth property in Vietnam.
Located on the southwest coast of Phu Quoc Island, the property will be part of a 155-hectare integrated resort development in Duong Dong district along Long Beach. Housing 400 rooms, including 95 residences and five villas, the hotel will occupy 10 hectares on the site and will feature an exclusive beachfront.