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Aeon (Japan) to open shopping center in Binh Duong

6 Jun
VNRE – Aeon Co., Ltd has been licensed by the Department of Planning and Investment of Binh Duong province for the project Aeon Binh Duong Canary Shopping Center in Thuan An District with a total investment capital of USD 95 million.

Aeon Binh Duong Canary Shopping Center project has a total area of 62,000 m2 at The Canary Complex project being built adjacent Vietnam – Singapore 1 industrial zone (VSIP 1).
Aeon will manage and operate this shopping center, and operates restaurants, bars, entertainment for children, billiard, bowling, electronic games, sports center …
Aeon Binh Duong Canary Shopping Center is the 2nd project of Aeon Group was licensed investment in Vietnam after the Aeon Tan Phu Celadon Shopping Center in Ho Chi Minh City.

Keangnam Vina opened the Vietnam’s highest observatory

18 May
VNRE Today 05/18, Keangnam Vina Limited Company opened Hanoi Landmark 72-storey building and  Observatory 72 Landmark Sky on 72nd floor of Hanoi Landmark Tower. This is the highest observatory in Vietnam.
Located in the heart of Cau Giay District, from a height of 346m, this observatory will be the ideal place for people to be able to observe the development of the capital from the present to the future. In addition, the observatory is also expected to become an attractive destination for tourists at home and abroad.
General Director of Keangnam Vina Mr Ha Jong Suk said Observatory 72 Sky Landmark is like the Observatory of Seoul building, Tokyo building and Emprise State building in New York. From here customer can look at 360 degree. In additon Observatory 72 Sky Landmark also equipped with multi-cultural space including: showroom,  5D movie theater, 3D painting, art galleries, bars, souvenir stalls…
Hanoi Landmark Tower is a combination of hotel, commercial center, office, apartment with a total floor area of 609.673 m2. The project consists of two 50-storey apartment buildings, connected to two apartment buildings is 72-storey commercial, office & serviced apartment tower.
This combination is following the new trend in the world: One-Stop Culture in the sense that all is resolved in a place from work, live, enjoy and relax in the same place.

Photo courtesy of Mr Ken.

Hilton Worldwide Signs Agreement with Hoan Kiem Tourism & Trading Company Limited to Welcome First Hilton Garden Inn in Southeast Asia

14 May
VNRE – Hilton Worldwide today signed a new management agreement with Hoan Kiem Tourism & Trading Company Limited to introduce the first Hilton Garden Inn and Hilton Worldwide’s second property in Vietnam. Scheduled to open in the second half of 2012, the 86-room Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi marks the debut of Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide’s award-winning, mid-priced brand, in Southeast Asia.

“Hanoi is a major gateway into Vietnam and a key market in the Indochina region. This announcement underlines our commitment to strengthen and expand our portfolio of unique properties in key cities across Asia Pacific. We look forward to introducing guests to the Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi, which joins the mid-market brand’s properties in India and soon Malaysia and China, in providing guests in Southeast Asia with greater mid-market choice from Hilton Worldwide,” said Andrew Clough, senior vice president, development, Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide. “Working with an established partner like Hoan Kiem Tourism & Trading Company Limited, we are confident that the Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi will enjoy a similar success to Hilton Hanoi Opera in Hanoi in providing quality guest experiences.”
Hilton Garden Inn is a popular choice with business and leisure guests across the world, thanks to features such as complimentary Wi-Fi access, the Garden Sleep System bed, ergonomic chair, as well as 24-hour business center with remote printing capabilities.
Located at the intersection of Tran Hung Dao and Phan Chu Trinh Avenues, Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi occupies a premium location in the French Quarter of Hanoi, known for being the business and leisure center of the city. Directly opposite the Ministry of Finance, the hotel is within close proximity to many embassies, institutions, government organizations, museums, and is 600 meters from the renowned Grand Opera House. Linked to major highways and the West Lake area, the hotel is within walking distance to Hoan Kiem Lake and other places of interests, and 40 kilometers from Noi Bai Airport.
“We are pleased to continue our expansion of the Hilton Garden Inn brand in Southeast Asia. Business and leisure guests to the Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi will enjoy the amenities synonymous with this award-winning brand designed to help them stay efficient while on the road,” said Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn.
The 11-storey Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi will have 86 bedrooms and excellent facilities for business and leisure guests. The hotel offers an all-day dining restaurant and a lounge bar, a 100-square meter meeting room as well as a spa and onsite car parking facilities.
Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and is located in the northern part of the country on the banks of the Red River. Known as “Paris of the Orient” for its beautiful Chinese and French colonial influenced architecture, Hanoi houses 4,000 historical sites and attractions, of which 900 are rated as national historical sites. With the expansion of Noi Bai International Airport to a capacity of approximately 25 million passenger movements in a year, the city’s economic structure is evolving as tourism, finance and banking play an increasingly important role.
“We are delighted to welcome the first Hilton Garden Inn to Vietnam and to Southeast Asia through this partnership. Given Hanoi’s attractiveness as a destination for both business and leisure travelers, the strength of the Hilton Garden Inn brand as well as Hilton Worldwide’s expertise in global hospitality, we are confident that the hotel will set a new benchmark for unparalleled service and quality guest experiences in Vietnam,” said Nguyen Thanh Long, Vice Director, Hoan Kiem Tourism & Trading Company Limited.
Hilton Worldwide currently manages one other hotel, the Hilton Hanoi Opera, in Vietnam.

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Six Senses Con Dao Wins World’s Best Hotel & Tourism Resorts Design Award at The 2012 Mipim Awards

11 May
VNRE The design of Six Senses Con Dao in Vietnam created by acclaimed architects, AW2, in collaboration with renowned owner/developer, Indochina Land,  received the prestigious Best Hotel and Tourism Resorts Design Award at the 2012 MIPIM Awards in Cannes, France this month. 

In late January, the MIPIM jury met to examine more than 100 projects worldwide – either completed or upcoming – to select three finalists in each category that demonstrated outstanding technical and architectural qualities.
This year, the geographical spread of projects provided an exceptional panorama of the global market. 47 countries were represented.  Combined with the jury’s ranking, MIPIM delegates voted during the four-day event  to determine the winners. Six Senses Con Dao garnered first place over two other finalists in the Best Hotel and Tourism Resorts category: The Bulgari Hotel & Residences in the United Kingdom, and the Victoria Tower Hotel in Sweden.
The 2012 MIPIM award follows a steady stream of accolades that Six Senses Con Dao has received since the property opened in December 2010. In 2011, the property was rewarded with a Green Good Design Award by the Chicago Athenaeum of Architecture and Design; an International Property Award for Best Small Hotel Construction and Design in the World; in addition to being included on Conde Nast Traveler’s “Hot List 2011,” and featured on the cover of Travel + Leisure USA for their “IT List 2011″ edition.
Indochina Land has similarly achieved wide-spread recognition as the top real estate group in Vietnam, being named Best Developer in Vietnam in 2011 for the second time in the last three years by Euromoney’s Global Real Estate Poll.
Six Senses Con Dao – the first and only 5 star resort in the Con Dao archipelago – sets the benchmark for excellence in Vietnam. 35 one-bedroom hotel villas and 15 three- and four-bedroom residential villas all offer panoramic ocean views and an unparalleled standard of luxury. The award-winning sustainable architecture is located sensitively within the natural slope and contour of the surrounding dunes, utilizing only natural, reclaimed and sustainable materials that blend seamlessly into the spectacular native setting.
True to Six Senses’ philosophy of selecting remote but accessible destinations in areas of outstanding natural beauty, Con Dao is an untouched and breathtakingly beautiful destination, protected for decades to come as a national and marine park.
Photo courtesy by Jetsetter

Novotel Saigon Centre will open on May 16

7 May
VNRE – Novotel Saigon Centre hotel is located at 165-167 Hai Ba Trung Street, Ward 6, District 3, right in the center of Ho Chi Minh City. The hotel building consists of 3 basements and 18 stories high, was constructed from April 2010 and will be officially opened on May 16, 2012.

The project is invested by a joint venture of Liberty Hotel JSC (member of Saigon Tourist Corp) and Investment & Construction Development Corporation (Invesco). Cotec Construction Joint Stock Company is main contractor.

On this occasion the hotel will have special promotion. Please contact the reservations department for more details (Novotel).

The 247 room Novotel Saigon Centre is perfect for both leisure and business customers. It features an international buffet restaurant,The Square, a lobby lounge, a rooftop bar and a wellness center which includes swimming pool, fitness, sauna and spa. The hotel’s 5 meeting rooms offer the latest AV equipment and provide over 400sqm of space that can accommodate up to 350 persons. Technical support teams are on standby to ensure the success of all corporate or social events.

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Hochiminh City: $500 million to build The One complex

26 Apr
VNRE On April 26, Bitexco has officially introduced the implementation of the project named The One Ho Chi Minh City at No.1 Pham Ngu Lao Street, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City with total investment capital $ 500 million.

Mr. In-Suk Ko, chief executive officer of Bitexco, said: The One Ho Chi Minh City will be ground breaking on April 27on a land area of 8.600 m2, gross floor area is 195,000 m2.

The project includes the functions of the trade center, office, serviced apartment and 6-star standard hotel named Ritz Carlton. The One Ho Chi Minh City includes two towers which are connected by the shopping centre at the podium.

The 55-storey West Tower (240m) contains office floors in the lower half and a hotel in the upper half. The 48-storey East Tower contains the office in the lower floors of the tower, from the 24th floor to 48th floor is the area of ​​the Ritz Carlton hotel.

The architectural design has a cultural context as it refers to the Vietnamese myth of the Two Dragons. The podium represents the coiled tails, while the two dragons rise from the land. The cantilevered tops represent the dragon’s heads. The glass cubes are figurative depictions of Vietnamese pearls in the mouths of the dragons.

The image will provide a powerful reminder to current and future generations of both the Vietnamese myth and the symbolic representation of the city’s fame as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’. When completed, The One Ho Chi Minh City, with its iconic design and strategic location, will represent the new and dynamic Vietnam and will be a new city landmark.

The One Ho Chi Minh City will be completed and put into operation in late 2015.

Sun Group to build entertainment center on Ba Na Mountain

12 May
VNRE Sun Group has officially started The French Village on top of Ba Na Mountain, Hoa Ninh Commune, Hoa Vang District, Da Nang City.

Within a completely separated space atop the grandiose Ba Na Valley, the traditional French village was recreated in a truthful style, impregnated with the very breath of classical Western culture.

The French Village is an unique combination of exquisite medieval French architecture with its majestic ancient castles amidst the special natural landscape of the Ba Na valley, and the typical slight chill of the local climate. This place seems to inherit the unblemished, vague and romantic beauty of space, creatures … all this further highlights a trait of ancientness that captivates hearts.

As the only project in Vietnam in line with medieval French architectural style, The French Village was set up on an area of more than 50,000 m2 with a total investment of US$ 80 million, taking advantage of consultancy in planning, infrastructure and landscape design from the world’s leading AREP Group (France).

Looking down from atop the mountain towards the center of the city, you will fully enjoy the miraculous beauty of Europe in miniature adorned with fanciful shimmering light and above-floating clouds, and experience the peaceful and quiet air hanging over Ba Na Mountain Town. Coming out from amidst the mighty mountains and forests is the rustic French Village, as ancient as a contemplated painting – a reproduction of an antique and enchanting anecdote, or for any random enjoyment.

Uy Nam Investment Construction Joint Stock Company (Unicons) was selected to build structure and wall fence package with a total value of 230 billion VND. The package will be completed within 12 months.