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Marriott International Enters Management Agreement with Phat Dat Quang Ngai
Hotel & Resort Corp. to Operate the 250-room Hoi An Marriott Resort & Spa
Located at Cua Dai Beach on the South China Sea,

December 9, 2010 -Marriott International today signed a long-term management agreement with Phat Dat Quang Ngai Hotel & Resort Corp. to operate the 250-room Hoi An Marriott Resort & Spa. The resort, which is scheduled to open in 2015, will be the ninth Marriott International-flagged property and second Marriott-branded resort in Vietnam.

Hoi An is highly regarded by travelers around the world for its charm and history. Its Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, features beautiful architecture dating back 200 years.  Visitors can experience riverside dining and enjoy a variety of retail offerings of artwork, silk and the town’s famous custom-tailored outfits.  Hoi An is also well-known for its quality beaches, diverse water and adventure-based activities, world-class golf courses and proximity to two other UNESCO World Heritage sites—the ancient imperial city of Hue and the ruins of the Champa Empire at My Son.

The Hoi an Marriott Resort & Spa will be located at Cua Dai Beach on the South China Sea, approximately a five-minute drive northeast of Hoi An’s Ancient Town and about a 35-minute drive from Da Nang International Airport.

“We’re delighted by the continued expansion of our hotel portfolio in Vietnam and to  participate in the emergence of Vietnam as a world-class travel destination,” said Simon Cooper, Marriott’s president for the Asia-Pacific region. “With its emphasis on contemporary design, technology and attention to guest service, backed by Marriott’s wide-ranging distribution channels, strong sales and marketing systems and brand recognition, we’re confident that the Hoi An Marriott Resort & Spa will very quickly become a favorite choice among MICE and leisure travelers who select Hoi An as their next port of call.”

Guestrooms at the Hoi An Marriott Resort & Spa will be stylishly appointed and will have balconies from which to enjoy the panoramic beach and coastline. The resort will have four food and beverage outlets as well as abundant recreational amenities such as three swimming pools, a world-class spa and outdoor tennis courts. The Hoi An Marriott Resort & Spa will also feature 1,100 square meters of function space including a 750-square meter ballroom.

The Marriott International portfolio in Vietnam currently includes the Renaissance Riverside Saigon and the New World Hotel Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City. Six additional properties are planned or under construction.  They include the 200-room Courtyard by Marriott Ham Tan (2011), the 250-room Nha Trang Marriott (2012), the 450-room JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi (2012), the 320-room JW Marriott Vinh Hoi Bay Resort & Spa (2014), Vinh Hoi Bay-A Ritz-Carlton Reserve (2014)  and the 271-room JW Marriott Da Nanag Resort (2015).

The Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand, of which the Hoi An Marriott Resort & Spa will be a part, is Marriott International’s iconic brand and flagship. It inspires your best performance during travel and helps you work, relax and recharge in your own way at more than 500 hotels in 60 countries. Marriott hotels support and inspire guests with real comfort, warmth and genuine care delivered through associates and experiences that help relaxing and connecting with others happen—so they can seize the day and prepare for the next.  All Marriott hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards frequent guest travel program that allows its more than 30 million members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent. For more information, please visit

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June Farrell
Phone: (301) 380-7796
Fax: (301) 380-4684

Also See: Marriott International Signs Management Agreement with Sanding Holding Co. Ltd. for Development of 281-room Yiwu Marriott Hotel in China's Zhejiang Province / December 2010

Marriott International Signs Seven Hotel Management Agreements in China, Expects to Have 60 Hotels in China by Year End 2010; Also, Marriott Invests $500,000 Seed Money to Support a Vital Water Conservation Program in the Mountains of Southwest China / May 2010

Hotel Construction in the Asia-Pacific Region Is at a Record Level; A Burgeoning Pipeline in China Is Set to Unfold / October 2007

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