Grand Ho Tram new Holiday Inn now Jan: promoter
The launch of Holiday Inn Resort Ho Tram Beach (pictured), a new hotel on the site of The Grand Ho Tram Strip casino complex in Vietnam, has been postponed until January 2022, the resort operator told GGRAsia. This was because of travel restrictions linked to the Covid-19 situation in Vietnam, despite the new accommodation being ready to open.
The new 502-room property – under the Holiday Inn brand owned by InterContinental Hotel Group Plc – was previously planned opening in mid-July.
In an email response to GGRAsia, a spokesperson for the property said the new Holiday Inn tower was “ready to welcome guests” but its launch has been postponed “due to the current Covid situation- 19 in Vietnam “.
“Most of Vietnam and its provinces have been stranded or placed under strict travel restrictions in the past four months,” the person noted.
The email added, “Due to the lack of inter-provincial travel, the inability to travel in general, and operating restrictions, this was not the perfect time to open, and [it] It made sense to delay opening until domestic travel returned to normal. “
“We are now focused on hiring team members to open the Holiday Inn and plan to do so in January 2022,” the person said.
The Grand Ho Tram Strip, on the Vietnamese coast, southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, was developed by the Ho Tram Project Company Ltd. The complex has a casino open only to foreigners.
The resort’s flagship establishment, the Grand Ho Tram Hotel, had already been renamed InterContinental Grand Ho Tram in mid-June.