Thursday 18 November 2010

Grand Plaza Hanoi Hotel Joins Summit Hotels & Resorts

Summit's first hotel in Vietnam offers 618 guestrooms and sophisticated meeting facilities.

Grand Plaza Hanoi Hotel, Hanoi's Newest and Largest Hotel, Joins Summit Hotels & Resorts

HONG KONG – November 2010 – Summit Hotels & Resorts, a brand of Preferred Hotel Group that includes more than 150 internationally acclaimed hotels and resorts that celebrate local luxury worldwide, is pleased to announce its first member in Vietnam – Grand Plaza Hanoi Hotel in Hanoi.

Located in the western section of Hanoi City in the upcoming business area of Cau Giay District, the new Grand Plaza Hanoi Hotel is the closest hotel to the National Convention Center. Furthermore, the 618-room European-style hotel debuts as the largest hotel in Vietnam and is part of the new Charmvit Grand Plaza complex, which encompasses high-end retail and an office tower.

The hotel's convention facilities are the city's largest and most sophisticated. Its Millennium Ballroom seats up to 1,200 guests with computerized lighting, sound equipment, simultaneous translation booths, and a movable stage. There are also 20 function rooms of varying sizes with state-of-the-art equipment. Catering specifically to business travelers, Executive Club offers wireless Internet, breakfast and cocktails, personalized concierge service, and use of a boardroom.

The 3,700-square-meter Grand Plaza Fitness Club is the largest in Hanoi, offering a fully equipped fitness center, a one-of-a-kind indoor jogging track, an indoor heated swimming pool, saunas, an indoor electronic golf range, as well as a spa. Five food and beverage outlets offer a wide range of Asian cuisines, including a lounge for cocktails and live entertainment.

The hotel recently hosted President Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia during the 17th ASEAN Summit in October 2010.

"We have been looking for the right partner in Vietnam, and the new Grand Plaza Hanoi Hotel is a great addition to our portfolio with its extensive offerings for both the leisure and business sector and its location within a mixed-use complex," said Mark Simmons, area managing director, Asia, for Preferred Hotel Group.

"Being the largest hotel development in Hanoi, we are excited and honored to be the first hotel in Vietnam to partner with Preferred Hotel Group, under the Summit Hotels & Resorts brand," said Kim Hee Soo, chief executive officer of Grand Plaza Hanoi Hotel. "Their strong global presence will assist us to be competitive with major international markets entering into Hanoi."

Special Opening Offer – Valid through 15 February 2011
20% off Best Available Rate Plus Breakfast and Internet
Rates from US$120

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