Thursday 17 July 2008

Furama Resort Danang continues to shine in 2008

In yet another award winning month for the five-star Furama Resort Danang, the luxurious property located on the famous China Beach added the prestigious title of Vietnam's Leading Resort from the 2008 World Travel Awards (June 2008) to its expanding list of nominations and accolades. The awards covered a total of 800 nominated organisations from across the Asian region.  

Continuing this triumphant period of success, the Vietnam Economic Times Guide Award (July 2008) successfully secured the five star Furama Resort Danang's reputation as one of Vietnam's leading hotels. The Guide's reviewer that sealed the ranking, deemed Furama "A Garden oasis on the beach. A beautiful attraction for both businessmen and families….. a luxurious venue for international conferences." 

Most recently, Furama continued to bask in the limelight, ranked third (out of the 500 hotels in the WORLDHOTELS portfolio) in an online poll for WORLDHOTELS favourite hotels for 2008 (July 2008).  

"It is an honour to receive each and every award that we have had bestowed upon us this year. We have made significant changes to the service we deliver with every guest experience, adding a new health club and spa, a nightclub and an on site dive centre in our effort to ensure that the Furama Resort Danang remains, in every sense of the word, Fabulous Furama" Duncan MacLean* General Manager of Furama Resort Danang.  

The list of local and international awards Furama Resort Danang has received includes:
  • Top Ten beach resorts in Southeast Asia by Singapore-based Agoda Company
  • Top Ten Hotels Award from the Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA)
  • Guide Award from Vietnam Economic Times (eighth consecutive year)
  • Vietnam the Best Award from Vietnamnet in cooperation with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Century International Quality Era Award in the Gold category from the Spanish-based Business Initiative Directions (B.I.D) for Excellence and Business Prestige
Seven Stars and Stripes® Award from Seven Stars and Stripes Inc.
32nd International Awards for the Tourism, Hotel and Catering Industry

About Furama Resort Danang

The five-star Furama Resort Danang has become a true icon in Vietnam's tourism sector since its opening in 1997.  A multi-award winner for its unfaltering commitment to world-class service and facilities, Furama is not only consistently voted Vietnam's number one resort, but leading international polls also rank it among the very best resorts in Asia. 

The 198-room resort is just 15 minutes from Danang International Airport, with direct flights from Singapore and Bangkok as well as domestic links to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Just a short drive from Danang is four UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites: the former imperial city of Hue (two hours), the ancient 'Silk Road' trading port of Hoi An (30 minutes), the spiritual center of the Champa civilization, My Son (90 minutes), and the mystical Phong Nha Caves in Quang Binh province (three hours). Other nearby attractions includes a stone-carving village at Marble Mountain, the Cham Museum and Ba Na Mountain. 

*General Manager Duncan MacLean is an Australian who has been working in Asia for over 15 years and has extensive experience in managing five-star resorts within the region.

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