Archive | May, 2010

The Vinpearl Da Nang

31 May

Vinpearl Da Nang is a 15.4 hectare luxurious oceanfront resort located on the most sought after site along the 30-kilometer stretch of China Beach, positioned directly in front of the iconic Marble Mountains overlooking the South China Sea. Vinpearl Da Nang is comprised of 39 luxurious villas, a 5+ star international hotel with nearly 200 rooms, a world-class spa, a variety of restaurants and extensive meeting and recreational facilities. According to Oriental Feng Shui, the project’s auspicious location overlooking the sea and leaning against the mountains will bring property owners good fortune and opportunities in both business and personal life.

Master Plan


Vinpearl Da Nang is located midway between the UNESCO world heritage site of Hoi An and Danang’s international airport. The Luxury Resort & Residences is a 15-minute drive from Da Nang International Airport, which offers direct flights from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and a number of international locations daily. Da Nang is the leading tourist destination along Vietnam’s central coast and is emerging as Asia’s next great beach destination.

In addition to direct access to 30 kilometers of pristine beach, the resort offers convenient access to the iconic Marble Mountains and three UNESCO world heritage sites including Hue Ancient Capital, Hoi An Ancient Town, and My Son Sanctuary.


At home in the exclusive Vinpearl Da Nang community, experience true indoor and outdoor living in the open plan villas where time flows like the breeze. By fusing Cham, Vietnamese and French Colonial styles, Vinpearl Da Nang brings the exotic and elegant to a new level of modern sophistication. At one with an ancient culture, objects of authentic beauty and materials of timeless allure will surround you. Each private villa has been handcrafted to the highest standard, and positioned to obtain maximum harmony between earth and sea. The villas offer enhanced views from the outdoor gardens, lounges, terraces, and pool.

Villa Features:

Designed by world-leading architectural experts Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo and Hirsch Bedner Associates, the villas at Vinpearl Da Nang are available in two, three, or four bedroom configurations. All villas offer:

• A harmonious blend of indoor and outdoor living areas, offering well designed rooms with ample natural light and ocean breeze
• A private pool, garden areas, outdoor terrace and lounge areas
• High-quality and state-of-the-art finishing that exudes elegance and luxury
• Elevated positions to provide superior vantage points of the sea and convenient access to the beach
• Large land plot area, measuring on average approximately 1,000 square meters
• 5+ star service and quality in a private and exclusive environment.


The interior design offers an alluring blend of indoor and outdoor living areas. In order to maximize comfort in the outdoor living spaces, the design of the villas includes amenities such as ceiling fans, lighting systems and sophisticated interior designs.
• The interior design and furniture package have been provided by Hirsch Bender Associates, one of the world’s leading interior design companies founded in 1964.
• Peaceful living areas that are harmonious with nature, stunning in design and full of natural light.
• High-quality and state-of-the-art finishing that exudes elegance and luxury.


The Vinpearl Da Nang Luxury Resort & Residences will offer residence owners and hotel guests exclusive access to numerous on-site facilities including an extensive array of food and beverage outlets with Western and Asian cuisine, a world-class spa, conference and function space. In addition, a wide variety of recreational amenities including a tennis court, fitness center and a number of swimming pools will be available. At Vinpearl Da Nang, the 5+ star service experience begins upon arrival with a commitment to satisfying your every whim. Our focus is on your experience, and keeping your stay, whether for a night or for a lifetime, in a suite or in your own villa, extraordinary.


The luxurious 5+ star hotel will offer nearly 200 rooms and blend contemporary vision with the classic old charm of the grand Indochinese hotels of the early 20th century. Vinpearl Da Nang will be part of Vinpearl Luxury Hotels & Resorts, which includes Vinpearl’s most high-end resorts.


The resort will offer a wide range of enticing culinary and dining options including Vietnamese and International restaurants in both indoor and outdoor settings, a lobby café an indoor bar and a pool bar.


The luxurious spa will offer secluded treatment areas with expansive ocean views and a unique architectural style. By lavishing the body in earthly pleasures, guests can truly escape from it all.

Swimming Pools

The resort has 3 swimming pools for the enjoyment of guests. Beautiful and serene, these pools will enable guests to relax in a luxurious setting and connect with nature.

Water Activities

With an excellent location on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, abundant opportunities exist for guests to engage in a wide range of water activities and enjoy the solace of the ocean.

Meeting Facilities

The resort will serve as an ideal forum for holding both large and intimate gatherings. The ballroom measuring nearly 400 square meters will provide world-class facilities for visitors and will solidify the hotel’s role as a leading conference and incentive destination in Da Nang.

Project teams

Owner-Developer – Vinpearl

Vinpearl focuses on the development and operation of a portfolio of high-end tourism and hospitality projects across the country, including boutique hotels and resorts. The Company’s award winning project on Hon Tre Island in Nha Trang features a unique integrated resort containing a 485-room 5-star resort and spa, an amusement park, a shopping mall, an amphitheatre and extensive meeting facilities. Future additions to this groundbreaking project include a boutique luxury resort and an 18-hole golf course with high-end residential villas.

Architectural Design – WATG

Over the course of the last half-century, Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo (WATG) has become the world’s leading design consultant for the hospitality, leisure and entertainment industries.

Interior Design – Hirsch Bedner

Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) is a world leader in the hospitality interior design industry since 1964. HBA’s international presence, depth of experience, and detailed industry knowledge enables them to identify interior design trends at their source, and make definitive predictions about new directions and innovations.

Landscape Design – Belt Collins

Belt Collins is a leading international planning, design and consulting firm providing exceptional service to a large number of private and public clients throughout the world for nearly 60 years.

Sales & Marketing – CBRE

CB Richard Ellis is the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm by revenue. CB Richard Ellis offers strategic advice and execution for property; sales, leasing, valuation, management and other services. CB Richard Ellis Vietnam is the market leader in real estate services with nearly 10 years of experience in Vietnam and over 250 property professionals throughout the country.

Vinpearl and its team of leading international experts are committed to delivering residences that are of the highest quality and design.

For further information, please contact:

Vinpearl Da Nang Joint Stock Company
Add: Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang City.
Tel: 84.511.396 8888 – Hotline: 84.934 246 886.

The Vista – Update for May 2010

30 May

Commercial Tower

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Tower 3

Tower 4

Tower 5

Tenants show interest in $6.5 billion Vietnamese project

26 May
VNREFor a first-time exhibitor tucked away in the outer aisle of Las Vegas Convention Center’s Central Hall, Madame Thao’s Happyland theme park model was drawing a small crowd of curious onlookers Tuesday at ReCon 2010.
Las Vegas architect Paul Steelman, designer of the $6.2 billion tourism development planned near Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, had persuaded his client to show the 12-foot, $60,000 model at the annual convention presented by the International Council of Shopping Centers.

The show at the Las Vegas Convention Center attracts about 30,000 of the world’s leading shopping center developers, retailers, brokers, financial institutions, and product and service suppliers to Las Vegas each year, taking up 1 million square feet of space with its Trade Exposition, Leasing Mall and educational sessions.

Council officials estimate that 25 percent of all retail leases are conceived or consummated at the convention. Many companies claim they’ll write a year’s worth of business at the three-day show.

Steelman said ReCon 2010 generates the kind of interest needed to fill 350,000 square feet of retail space at Happyland, which is being developed by Phan Thi Phuong Thao, also known as Madame Thao.

“She’s had tremendous response. We’ve had over 100 interested tenants,” Steelman said, naming off Bed Bath & Beyond, Cheesecake Factory and fast-food restaurant operator Yum Brands.

Madame Thao and her Khang Thong Co. have committed to attending ReCon again next year, and an earlier sign-up should result in a larger and better exhibit location, the architect said. He sees the company coming to the show for four years.

Even in recessionary times and a declining retail market, people in the business feel they have to be in Las Vegas for this convention, said Patrick Donahue, chairman and chief executive officer of Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Donahue Schriber. His company owns or manages 83 retail properties in the Western United States, including six in the Las Vegas Valley and two in Sparks.

“It’s clearly stronger than it was last year,” Donahue said about ReCon 2010. “It’s off from the peak of 2007 and 2008, but that wasn’t very productive. You had too many people that didn’t need to be here. That isn’t productive. This is a big investment for us. It costs the company a lot.”

Steelman, who has three offices in Southeast Asia, said it’s good to get a job from 8,000 miles away that keeps a lot of his people employed here. All of the character animation for Happyland will be created at Steelman Partners’ Las Vegas studio, which employs about 25 artists.

The entertainment complex, 16 miles from Ho Chi Minh City, will feature a theme park designed by Steelman Partners; leisure and convention hotels; cultural arts village; modern art museums; shopping mall; water park; and boardwalk that runs along the Vam Co Dong River.

Happyland is similar in concept to Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., and Disney World in Orlando, Fla., with animated characters and amusement rides in themed sections of the park such as Bugsville, Pin and Ping’s Imagination Island and Ancient Cities.

It will take more than a year to design the theme park and three years to build it, Steelman said. He set the opening date for April 24, 2014, on Madame Thao’s birthday.

“We think it’ll be a tremendous financial success,” he said. “First of all, it’s cheaper to build over there. You’ve got pent-up demand for entertainment offerings. Then you’ve got a very friendly government that’s interested in tourism and the overall good of the country. Put all those together and you can start to see Las Vegas in the old days.”

Paul Kauffman, a commercial real estate lender from Cleveland, said the atmosphere at ReCon 2010 was “cautiously optimistic.”

“You can see people want to make deals, but credit still remains tight. We’re trying to make things work,” Kauffman said. “It’s imperative to keep yourself in front of clients and prospects. It’s a perception that you’re showing support.”

Reported by Hubble Smith/ LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Email: or 702-383-0491.

Regency Park An Phu

25 May

Regency Park is an exclusive collect ion of premium apartments conceived and crafted by international developer, Allgreen Properties Limited and An Phu Corporation, together with a team of world-class, award winning consultants.

Thoughtfully and Stylishly designed, the 4 residential blocks of Regency Park exude sophistication and elegance. Coupled with a host of divine facilities and amenities, Regency Park is poised to redefine the standard for luxury living in Vietnam.

Location of project

Regency Park is strategically located in the heart of District 2 of Ho Chi Minh City and is well-connected by major link roads – Interprovincial Road 25 and Thu Thiem-North Street.

Superb shopping and dining venues as well as International schools such as the British International School, Montessori Shool, ACG International School and the International School of Ho Chi Minh City are within easy reach.

The team

Allgreen Properties Limited

Allgreen is the Singapore property enterprise of the Kuok Group, a leading Asian conglomerate with diversified businesses including trading, food industries, manufacturing, real estate, hotels, shopping and the media.

The Kuok Group is also known for its quality residential developments, commercial complexes and townships and expertise in hotel ownership, development and management, including the Shangri-La hotel chain.

Incorporated in 1986 as Allgreen Investments, Allgreen was listed on the Singapore Exchange in May 1999. As one of the largest property groups in Singapore, Allgreen has a successful track record of strong take-up rates for its projects. A diverse portfolio of development projects caters to a wide spectrum of homebuyers’ needs and budgets – including condominiums, cluster houses, landed houses and villas.

Allgreen’s investment remarkable property portfolio comprises the wholly-owned flagship Great World City, which is one of Singapore’s largest integrated property developments, as well as renowned city landmarks Tanglin Mall, Traders Hotel and dozens of projects such as: Cairnhill Residences, Blossoms @ Woodleigh, One Devonshire, Queens, Claremont, Binjai Crest, Tiara, Yong An Park, etc.

An Phu Corporation

Some of An Phu Corporation’s impressive portfolio of projects in recent years includes An Phu Plaza, An Phu – District 6 (Binh Phu 2), Golden Age, Luy Ban Bich, D’Park View, Truong Dinh – Ky Dong and Binh Thoi.

Since its inception, An Phu has been committed to excellence. Starting out as an importer and exporter of rice, coffee, iron and steel products, An Phu built a strong presence in Vietnam and the region over the years.

This same commitment has driven An Phu to explore and seek new investment opportunities and it was thus restructured into An Phu Corporation to focus on developing luxurious living spaces. Its core operation covers the master planning of new towns and developing residential projects.

Some of An Phu Corporation’s impressive portfolio of projects in recent years includes An Phu Plaza, An Phu – District 6 (Binh Phu 2), Golden Age, Luy Ban Bich, D’Park View, Truong Dinh – Ky Dong and Binh Thoi.

For further information, please contact:

Allgreen Properties (Vietnam) Pte Ltd
Add: Centec Tower, #16-01A, 72-74 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street,
Ward 06, District 03, HCMC
Tel: 84.8.3823 2122 – 3823 3311 – Fax: 84.8.3827 5998

The EverRich II

23 May

The EverRich II commercial and apartment complex is located in Dao Tri street, Phu Thuan ward, District 7, Hochiminh City. The complex was built on an area 112,585sqm, building density is about 22%, building height ranges from 11 to 41 storeys.


Located in the planning of the District 7, next to Phu My bridge connecting the District 7 New Urban and District 2 – future financial center of Hochiminh City.


The EverRich II is built with full facilities including: Commercial center, kindergarten, hospital, bank, restaurant, spa, fitnes center, swimming pools…


Unique and modern design. Overall building is a perfect natural curves, in order to ensure clear environment with the distance between apartments is 50 meters minimum and 100m maximum. The green pieces are arranged across more than 75% land area, beautiful scenery and highclass conveniences. The EverRich II brings to customers a perfect living space where we feel a comfortable life and the most peaceful …

Gross floor area of The EverRich II is about 546,158 sqm, total number of flats are 3,125 with area from 107sqm to 155 sqm. This is the largest commercial center and luxury apartments in Vietnam.

For further information, please contact:

Phat Dat Corporation
Floor 6th, 126 Hung Vuong Plaza, Ward 12, District 5, HCMC
Tel: 84.8.2222 0468 – Fax: 84.8.2222 0505

CotecLand announces Blue Sapphire Resort Project

22 May
Cotec Real Estate Development and Investment Joint Stock Company (CotecLand) recently held a ceremony to announce the Blue Sapphire Resort Project in Vung Tau City.

The project combines a five-star resort and sea tourism activities. Total invested capital for the project is around VND 1,500 billion (USD 80 million).

This project is implemented with the participation of CotecLand (a Cotec Group member), Archipel Company (a 100% foreign capital architectural company) and constructed by the main contractor of Coteccons company. In addition, the project is also involved the cooperation of the Company Savill – exclusive distributor, Swiss-bell company as project management, Joint Stock Commercial Bank of Vietnam Asia – the financing sponsor.

Blue Sapphire Resort is built in Ward 10, Vung Tau city oriented to become the 5 star international standard beach resort with 450m long private beach in one of the most beautiful areas in Vung Tau city.

By design, this project is built on total land area of 76,905.3 m2, including building area is 18,310 m2 with two main functions of the service system for international 5 star resort and the systems for relaxation facilities. This is expected that there will be 352 luxury apartments, 28 bungalow-type rooms and total rooms of entire resort is 1262.

Also at the ceremony, CotecLand said the company is planning to issue 10 million shares listed on the HCM City Stock Exchange in late July 2010.

Source: Ba Ria Vung Tau Newspaper.

Song Gia Resort Complex

19 May
Song Gia Resort Complex in Hai Phong city, invested by Amco Mibaek Vina with investment capital of $150 million, covering 103.5 hectares and including an 18-hole golf course and 9-hole practice course, 264 apartments, 439 condos and 101 villas. Construction in the first phase is expected to be completed in 2010.


Resort & Villa

(informations are updating)

For further information, please contact:

Amco Mibaek Vina Co. Ltd
Add: 8F, DG Tower, Tran Phu Street, Ngo Quyen District, Hai Phong City
Tel: 84.31.365 2010 – Fax: 84.31.365 2014.