Archive | April, 2010

The Vista – Update for April 2010

30 Apr

Commercial Tower

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Ninh Van Bay introduces Ana Mandara Club in Singapore

28 Apr
Ninh Van Bay Tourism and Real Estate Joint Stock Co (Ninh Van Bay) lately introduced Ana Mangara Club in Singapore on April 22 & 23. At the same time, the company started issuing long-term vacation cards with its strategic partner of Resort Condominium International Group (RCI).

Ana Mandara is not only one of the most well-known trademarks in Vietnam’s tourism industry but also recognised in domestic and international markets with high-class service quality. Its Evason Ana Mandara Nha Trang has recently been selected as one of 25 best resorts in Asia in 2009, together with other awards offered by the world’s leading travel magazines.

At present, Ninh Van Bay has cooperated with other partners to develop Ana Mandara Vacation Club, including those high-class resorts under trademark of Ana Mandara. In details, the Ana Mandara Resort & Spa Ninh Binh is one part of Van Long – Ninh Binh eco-tourism complex that is supposed to be opened in October 2010. Apart from that, the company also owns other resorts in central and southern regions such as Evason Ana Mandara Resort & Spa Nha Trang, Ana Mandara Resort & Spa Hue and Ana Mandara Da Lat.

The RCI Group, under the US-based Wyndham Group is one of the leading groups in the world in fields of vacation exchange. The group has successfully issued long-term vacation cards and seasonal vacation cards for two trademarks of RCI and TRC. Now RCI has three million card members who enjoy their vacations in 3,700 resorts in all over the world.

Apart from its cooperation relation with long-term strategic partner of RCI and introduction of Ana Mandara Club, Ninh Van Bay planned to continue concentrating on developing tourism and real estate trading services, and long-term vacation cards. On April 14, the company closed the list of shareholders for registering to deposit shares, in order to prepare for its official share-listing on stock market in Q2 of 2010.

Source: Vietstock

Le Meridien Da Nang Resort & Spa

28 Apr

Le Meridien Da Nang Resort & Spa is a five–star luxury resort and residential complex located on the famous Non Nuoc Beach and stretching about 381 meters across its coast.

The 12 hectares of property is split up into the five-star resort hotel, its amenities and conference, the resort apartments and the resort villas.

The Resort sits along the Sontra – Dienngoc highway providing easy access to and from the site and just 6 km away from the Da Nang International Airport.

The five–star resort hotel

The 21 story five–star resort hotel includes 334 keys, of which there is a presidential. The rooms are all designed to have views of the majestic Non Nuoc Beach and South China Sea. The two parking lots of the hotel with a total area of 11,700sm are located at the basement. There are 4,226sm of a one story conference, an exclusive spa, a fitness center, a swimming pool, a one story weeding chapel and a three seaside restaurant.

The main circulation of the building sits in a core in the middle of the hotel creating easy access anywhere for its guests.

The resort apartments

The 23 story apartments hold 149 apartments (59 one–bedroom apartments, 52 two–bedroom apartments and 44 three–bedroom apartments) that are all designed to provide views of the Non Nuoc Beach and South China Sea. The parking of the apartment covering 9,951sm is located at the basement.

There are also a restaurant, a swimming pool and a fitness center.

The resort villas

The resort villas have 48 villas including 2 two-story five-bedroom villas, 1 presidential villa, 7 two-story four–bedroom villas, 10 two-story three–bedroom villas, 2 two-story two–bedroom villas and 26 one-story one–bedroom villas.

The site

Total Plot Area: 12 HA – 120,000 m2
Total Building Area:
– The five-star resort hotel: 47,985 m2
– The resort apartment: 38,573 m2
– The resort villas: 21,483 m2

Building height: 21 stories for the five-star resort hotel, 23 stories for the resort apartments and 1 or 2 stories for the resort villas.

The setbacks

There is a no build zone 20 m from the Son Tra-Dien Ngoc highway of the site boundary, 10 m from both sides (Northwest and Southeast) of the site boundaries and 50 m from Non Nuoc Beach of the site boundary.

The sight lines

The resort design maximizes the amount of views possible of Non Nuoc Beach, the Peninsula, Cham Island and the Truong Son Mountain range. The buildings are all oriented to provide the best of these views.

The topography

There is a 0.8 m height difference from the West side with +4.5 m to the East side with +3.7 m. The existing site then slopes down to the ocean

The traffic

– Pedestrian: Public pedestrian access is structured along the Son Tra-Dien Ngoc highway, along the beach front, in the middle of the site and on the sides of the resort site where pedestrian access to the beach can be found.

– Vehicular: There are 3 vehicular access points to the resort. Two service entries sit at each end of the site and provide service to the five-star hotel and the apartment. The main entrance to the resort sits towards the center of the site and providing access to the five-star hotel, the apartment and the villas. Residents of the apartment park their automobiles in the underground parking located off the main road. Villa residents will be taken to their villa by a cart via the cart accesses located off the main road.


For the development of a uniquely structured resort, landscape is designed to cover an area of 49% of the property.

For further information, please contact:

Mr.Ho Quang Dung – Saigon Danang Investment Corp (SDN)
Add: 61A Nguyen Van Cu, Hoa Hiep Bac Ward, Lien Chieu District, Danang City
Tel: 84.511.3770 888 – Fax: 84.511.3770 885
Mobile: 0905 115 333 – Email:

Rung Co Apartment

24 Apr

Built in the first phase of Ecopark, Rung Co apartments are designed to Ecopark’s unique vision, which is to create harmony between human and nature; The apartments are built with views to beautiful surrounding landscape and luxury villas and semi-detached villas. The development will also offer the residents access to a numerous facilities built to International standard in phase 1 including: school, commercial centre, club-house, swimming pools, tennis courts, children playground and green parks and open area where you and your family can enjoy nature at its best, go for a walk or simply sit under the shade of a tree for a picnic.

Rung Co comprises of 5 blocks, offering you a wide range of apartments from 71m2 to 151m2 and penthouses from 141m2 to 144.9m2 choose from. Your apartment will be handed over to you fully equipped, allowing you to creatively design the interior to your personal taste.

Residential facilities

Residential facilities of international standard are also offered in phase 1 to best accommodate the residents. These include:

– Kindergarten
– Primary school
– Clinic
– Swimming pools for children and adults
– Tennis courts, badminton courts
– Club-house (library, bả, restaurant)
– Commercial centre
– Parks

Please contact Savills, Exclusive Sales Agent for further details:

Savill Vietnam
83B Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
Tel: 84.4.3946 1300 – Sales hotline: 1900 555 565

The Flamboyant Island

21 Apr


The Flamboyant Island is located in Do Son – Hai Phong, a famous tourist area in North Vietnam. It was the entertainment and recreation place for the kings and high ranking officials in the past. The Flamboyant Island not only inherits brilliant and pretty scenery of Do Son but also creates its own pure, unique and elegant beauty.

The Flamboyant Island lies in Van Huong Bay, which has been a famous place for ships and vessels to avoid storms. With its special terrain, climate in this region is warmer in winter and cooler in summer.

– 300 m far from Do Son Casino
– 3 km far from Don Son Seaside Golf Resort
– 10 nautical miles (18km) far from Ha Long Bay by high-speed train
– 20 km far from Cat Bi International Airport
– 22 km far from the center of Ha Phong City
– 90 km far from Hanoi Capital by highway 120 km/h


The Flamboyant Island has a total area of nearly 60 ha. It’s designed into a luxurious resort community with the first 5 star hotel in Hai Phong and about 150 villas for sale. The Flamboyant Island is divided into 5 regions representing the 5 petals of the flamboyant flower and the central region representing its pistil.

* Apollo Villa area

– Area: 47,910 m2

If Apollo is a sound-mind, talent God of Light, Truth and Art, Apollo villa is a spacious, luxurious and precise place. 56 villas are located on a land facing the sea in the front and poetic mountainous view of Do Son behind. The lake and green park right in the center of this area create one ideal living space for people keen on a peaceful landscape.

– The villas area: from 403 to 622 m2
– Villa model: Saint Basque, Ashley

* Poseidon villa area

– Total area: 61,941 m2

Poseidon, the powerful God of the Sea, “who quakes the earth.” His power and capacity dominate in every villa here. Locating along the main road with the width of 12m, this is the most convenient villa area for the traffic. Nature is airy and romantic, clouds run endlessly. With a boundless beach, the lapping of the waves dissolving into a whisper of the pine forest on the hill, 61 Poseidon villas are valuable gifts for anyone that knows how to enjoy his life.

– Area of the villas: from 495 to 654 m2
– Villa Model: Saint Basque, Ashley, Malibu, Simonetta

* Helios villa area

– Total area: 75.884 m2

Helios, God of the Sun, a powerful God using a metaphor to express potential power, energy and brilliant values of Helios villa area. The Helios area is next to the 5-star hotel, harbor, and seaplane landing place. Moreover, Helios has various natural beaches which are built to serve residents in the Flamboyant Island. This is a large area with 50 of the most luxurious and splendid villas. Some villas are facing the sea to welcome the gentle breeze while others are looking towards the flower garden. Helios becomes an absolutely beautiful petal in the overall Flamboyant Island.

– Villa area: from 503 to 937 m2
– Villa model: Malibu, Simonetta

* Eros area

– Total area: 63,475 m2

Eros area includes villas for lease, a marina serving residents on the island, and recreation places such as: a club, sport house, large-scale swimming pool, medical aid station and kindergarten. Nothing is more enjoyable than having our body served by perfect caring service in fanciful light and scenery of the sea and sky in Do Son.

* Zeus five-star hotel

– Total area: 80,028 m2

* Perspective view of the five-star hotel

Zeus is the king of Gods; Zeus area concentrates every super-utility serving personal purposes of the Flamboyant Island owner: harbor, water park, seaplane landing space, and airport. Zeus hotel area is also the only place having gentle waves which are appropriate for building a natural beach. Located beside the beach is a five-star hotel with 28 stories in the shape of a sail filled with wind. The unique and modern structure of Zeus hotel is the most outstanding point on the Flamboyant Island.

* Trade center

* Perspective view or illustration of the Trade Center from Newlink Gallery

Center of the project is the pistil planned to be a trade center and food street having modern two-storey architecture with a wavy Teflon (ETFE) roof. This is a recreation and shopping area for residents on the island or an ideal place for holding conferences.

Type of investment

The project of planning the Flamboyant Island has been approved under Decision No. 419/QD-UB dated February 26th, 2003 by People’s Committee of Hai Phong City together with other villa areas including Apollo, Poseidon, Helios to permanently own Zeus five-star hotel and rent the Eros resort area for fifty years.

For further information, please contact:

Daso Group
Add: 62-64 Le Thi Rieng Street, District I, HCM City
Tel: 84.8.3832 2793 – Fax: 84.8.3839 1606
Email :

Work on Vietcombank Tower to start in June

19 Apr
Work on the 35-story Vietcombank Tower office building in downtown HCMC will begin in the middle of this year, five years after receiving its investment license, the developer said late last week.

Ngo The Khai, general director of Vietcombank-Bonday-Benthanh Joint Venture, told the Daily at the signing ceremony for the test pile and substructure package agreement that the ground-breaking ceremony could take place in June.

The office building will be seated on nearly 3,230 square meters facing Me Linh Square and Ton Duc Thang, Hai Ba Trung, Mac Thi Buoi and Phan Van Dat streets in District 1.

With a total floor space of 77,000 square meters, the tower is expected to come into service in June of 2013. It will become Vietcombank HCMC Branch Headquarters (some 40% of its area) and a Grade A high-rise office building with 35 floors and a four-level basement.

The investment is estimated at US$96.5 million, almost US$41.5 million higher than originally planned in April of 2005. The venture licensed by the Ministry of Planning and Investment in 2005 has registered capital of US$55 million, with 52% of it held by Vietcombank, 30% by Bonday and the rest by BenThanh.

The architecture is designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects Inc., structure design by Meinhardt Thailand and M&E design by EEC Lincolne Scott and local architect A.T.A, according to the joint venture.

“The building is expected and hoped to present itself as a warm home for all dedicated staffs of Vietcombank, an important cornerstone for the continuous development of Vietcombank in general and of Vietcombank HCMC in particular,” said Nguyen Phuoc Thanh, chairman of Vietcombank-Bonday-Ben Thanh Joint Venture Co.

The project is in the critical stage of pile tests and substructure construction. Bachy Soletanche Vietnam, a subsidiary of Soletanche Bachy (France), a world leading foundation contractor, is the contractor for this package, which is to be completed after 17 months.

Soletanche Bachy with its presence in over 60 countries has executed foundations for world record projects such as Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur and Mega Tower in Hong Kong. The company has been in Vietnam since 1993 and has undertaken construction for nearly 50 projects throughout Vietnam including the Vietcombank building in Hanoi.

Earlier, BenThanh Tourist planned to team with Germany’s Windhorst to build a 55-story tower at the site but the plan was abandoned due to financial difficulties.

Source: The Saigon Times

Five-star resort on the way

11 Apr
VNREThe five-star resort Sea Star Suite Saigon Hococ, which will cover nearly three hectares, got off the ground in Bung Rieng Commune, Xuyen Moc District, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province on Saturday.
The resort, consisting of a hotel and luxury apartments, is a joint project between Saigon-Binh Chau-Ho Coc Tourism Joint Stock Company and HCMC Housing Development Real Estate (HD Real) Company with an investment of VND600 billion.

Sea Star Suite Saigon Hococ will have a total of 573 hotel rooms and apartments from 40 to 80 square meters to serve over 1,000 international tourists or groups of MICE (meeting, incentive, convention and exhibition) tourists.

The resort will include water skiing, kayaking and jet skiing, American, European and Asian restaurants, meeting rooms for over 1,000, spas, baby sitting and playgrounds for kids.

Designed and built by Australian architects and engineers, construction is inspired by images of a starfish on white sand. All the rooms overlook the Ho Coc Sea. Furama Hotels and Resorts International, under the World Hotel Corporation, will manage and operate the resort. Furama will also sublet apartments when the owners are away.

With 1.5 kilometers of Ho Coc Beach, 130 kilometers from HCMC and 40 kilometers from the center of Vung Tau, Sea Star Suite is part of the Binh Chau-Ho Coc eco tourism development projects. The resort is scheduled to open in the summer of 2012.

Reported by Tuong Vi/ The Saigon Times Daily