Four star Novotel Saigon Center opens in HCMC

The four star Novotel Saigon Center was officially opened on December 13 at 167 Hai Ba Trung Street in District 3 in Ho Chi Minh City.

Rex hotel is one of five-star hotels in HCMC (Photo: U. Phuong)

The hotel has 18 floors, 247 rooms, three basements, a conference room, swimming pool and a state-of-the-art Spa, designed by Accord Corporation. The total investment for the Center was more than VND1.2 trillion.

The investor, Que Huong Liberty Company, an affiliate of Saigon Tourist Travel Service Company, said it is continuing investments in other restaurants and hotels and planning the four-star Liberty Center Saigon Riverside and five-star Pullman Saigon Center in HCMC in the third quarter of 2013.

Tran Hung Viet, director-general of Saigon Tourist, said as part of its development strategy for the period 2011-2015 with vision for 2020, the company will become a leading travel agency in Vietnam, that will provide accommodation and travel services with the hope of pushing up tourism to become one of the key economic sectors of the City and the country.

The cooperation between Saigon Tourist and Accord Corporation will help increase international holidaymakers to Vietnam as well as improve tourism quality, services and management as per international standards.

The country has currently around 13,500 hotels with more than 285,000 rooms, of which 55 are five-star hotels, 142 are four-star hotels, and 314 are three-star hotels. HCMC has around 1,100 ranked hotels of which 90 are from three to five-star.

By M. Hanh - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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