More options for travelers to Vung Tau
For years, Vung Tau has been a favorite destination for locals from
neighboring provinces. It is estimated that 90% of the visitors to the
resort town are Vietnamese vacationers. This can be seen in festival or
holidays occasions, when the beaches are often full of vacationers. For
that reason, hundreds of hotels on main streets and numerous inns on
narrow alleys are open to cater to the accommodation demands of
The Imperial Hotel, located on Thuy Van street that stretches along
the famous Back Beach, is poised to open in the coming days. This is
the first-ever five-star hotel in the city, targeting high-end
vacationers and business travelers and contributing to diversify the
accommodation segment to entice expatriates.
As its name suggests, the Imperial Hotel reflects glorious
architecture from the past and the luxury and prosperity of life in
western countries. Here is the Victorian Era.
The hotel has seven floors with 144 rooms named after palaces and
imperial family names. Standing in gray against the blue sky, the
hotel's design makes guests feel cozy with yellowish light covering
dark red facilities, recalling a nostalgic time.
It seems an exaggeration to say The Imperial Hotel is a gallery, but
it is something like that. There are some 3,000 paintings hanging
throughout the hotel. Guests can contemplate the pictures on ceilings,
from the lobby, from the corridors and inside their rooms. Most
pictures are reproduced and feature the daily life of western ladies in
the past, legendary characters or landscapes featuring a certain period
Unlike other hotels in the city, the five-star hotel is designed
with an overpass crossing Thuy Van street so that guests can walk from
their rooms to the private beach without worrying about traffic on the
road. The hotel is also designed for helicopter landing on the fourth
Sven A. Saebel, general manager of The Imperial Hotel, says the
helicopter service is still waiting for approval and will be ready next
In another highlight, the open-air garden is where vacationers can
indulge themselves on the crystal like water of two swimming pools, or
relax in two Jacuzzi pools nearby. Sports nuts can play a one-hole golf
course or work up some sweat on the tennis court.
As night falls, the green garden sparkles under torch light where
guests can have dinner or taste barbecue while the Filipino band fills
the air with song. From the garden, guests can follow a narrowed
staircase leading to the spa section, where they can relax with health
recovering services or stop in at the fitness center.
Besides three ball rooms in which the largest can accommodate 600
people, the hotel has four restaurants serving seafood, international
and Chinese dishes.
The hotel's general manager says the hotel is scheduled to open next
year, but it is rolling up its sleeves to finish the project sooner
than expected to welcome ladies who come to the resort town to vie for
the Mrs. Vietnam Pageant 2009 trophy on September 15, which is
organized by Ciat Advertising and Trade Fair Joint Stock Company. The
winner of the competition will go to the Mrs. World Pageant 2009, which
is also organized in Vung Tau on September 26.
The five-star hotel says in the early stage of opening it will offer
rooms at US$168 per night on the weekend, inclusive of breakfast and
seafood barbecue for two, and US$125 per night during the week.
For more Information, contact The Imperial Hotel at 159-163 Thuy Van street in Vung Tau City, tel: 064 3628888.
Source : VietNamNet/SGT