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FIRST HOLIDAY INN HOTEL IN VIETNAM OPENS IN HO CHI MINH CITY
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, on September 9 announced the grand opening of the 350-room Holiday Inn & Suites Saigon Airport, the first Holiday Inn in Vietnam.
Saigon’s best-connected hotel
Offering authentic experiences designed to bring friends, family, and business partners together for genuine and joyful memories, Holiday Inn & Suites Saigon Airport is situated approximately 10 minutes from Tan Son Nhat International Airport and 20 minutes from the city centre’s exciting dining and shopping area, providing the utmost convenience for visitors to Ho Chi Minh City.
The hotel features 350 well-appointed rooms, including 100 spacious suites, all of which feature city or pool views. The fourth-floor lifestyle zone offers comfortable lounges, a 50-metre swimming pool, and a 24-hour gym while the Kids Stay & Eat Free programme and Kid’s Activity Room make the hotel a wonderful option for families.
When it comes to dining, the hotel offers an array of local and international culinary experiences. Manja Manja Restaurant showcases authentic Italian and southern Vietnamese cuisine, whilst the Déli Café and Lobby Lounge are designed to deliver a welcoming and informal ambience in which to unwind after a long day of meetings or exploring the many cultural sights of Ho Chi Minh City.
The ideal venue for meetings and events
Holiday Inn & Suites Saigon Airport features one of the largest meeting and event spaces in the city, accommodating up to 1,200 people. Song Saigon Ballroom is designed to welcome up to 600 guests for banquets, and four additional function rooms can be combined to seat a further 270 guests. State-of-the-art technology throughout the meeting and event space ensures that every guest stays connected, whatever the occasion.
With bright, modern meeting rooms featuring the latest conferencing technology, the space is easily accessible by both elevators and escalators, with all facilities situated on the same floor for convenience. Meeting, conference, and event organisers can choose from 14 flexible configurations for groups of every size, and are supported throughout by state-of-the-art audio-visual systems, including 86 display screens in all meeting rooms and a 40 square metre built-in LED wall in the grand ballroom. And in addition to a large foyer area perfect for networking, meetings and events can also be held in a peaceful outdoor environment with poolside settings available.
The hotel’s all-day dining restaurant next to the meeting rooms offers flexible menus featuring a range of local and international food and beverage options which can be tailored to each group’s needs.
Making life-long connections
The professional events team at Holiday Inn & Suites Saigon Airport offer dedicated wedding services for couples planning their big day. Whether it is a lavish extravaganza or a more intimate gathering, the hotel can arrange personalised decorations, beautiful floral arrangements, and the perfect reception menu, ensuring smooth proceedings from beginning to end so that the happy couple can enjoy a stress-free and truly memorable occasion.
A location close to both Saigon’s international airport and the city centre allows easy access for guests and relatives flying into the city, as well as those locally based, making the hotel one of the best-connected venues in the city in which to arrange an unforgettable wedding or event.
"We are absolutely thrilled to bring the Holiday Inn brand to Vietnam,” said Clarence Tan, managing director of IHG Southeast Asia and South Korea. "With Ho Chi Minh City now a major hub in Southeast Asia, to have an international standard hotel so close to the airport will offer joyful experiences for both leisure guests and business travelers alike. With our expertise in over 80 countries, we are excited to provide a fresh, convenient, and welcoming connection for all visitors to the city."
To celebrate the opening of Holiday Inn & Suites Saigon Airport, guests can take advantage of the hotel’s Opening Special Offer with a complimentary VND1.175 million ($51) credit to spend in the hotel’s restaurants and lounge during the stay.
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