Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it plans to open its first five-star hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and that the hotel will launch in 2019. The company has signed an agreement with Union Square Saigon Company to develop the hotel at the Union Square Saigon building in HCMC’s district one. The hotel will have four facades that will overlook Nguyen Hue, Dong Khoi, Le Thanh Ton, and Le Loi streets.
The hotel will be located on fourth through ninth floors of the existing building, with the lower floors continuing to house the shopping mall and food and beverage areas. The hotel will have 228 guest rooms, six restaurants and bars, a spa and an outdoor swimming pool.
In announcing the new hotel, Richard Baker, the chief relationship officer of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, said: “Our hotels and resorts have their own personality with a distinctive sense of place, thereby reflecting the best of their city or country. We look forward to creating unique experiences in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.”
Architect and designer Patricia Urquiola, the designer of the renowned Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona, Spain will design the new Mandarin HCMC hotel. Urquiola is one of the most famous interior designers in the world and has designed many award-wining interior masterpieces and architectural projects all over the world.
Mandarin is the owner and operator of a global chain of 31 luxurious hotels, resorts and residential services in 21 countries and territories. The hotel group has won many prestigious awards including the Conde Nast Traveller award, the Business Traveller UK award, DestinAsian award, as well as Forbes Travel Guide award and Best Hotel Awards.