HCMC to get 1st Man­darin Ori­en­tal 5-star ho­tel

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HCM CITY — Man­darin Ori­en­tal Ho­tel Group on Wed­nes­day an­nounced plans to set up its first five-star ho­tel in Vieät Nam.

Un­der an agre­ment signed with Union Square Saigon Com­pany on Wed­nes­day, Manadarin Ori­en­tial will de­velop the ho­tel at the Union Square Saigon build­ing in HCM City which has four fa­cades look­ing over Nguyeãn Hueä, Ñoàng Khôûi, Leâ Thaùnh Toân, and Leâ Lôïi streets. The ho­tel will come up be­tween the fourth and ninth floors of the ex­ist­ing build­ing. The re­main­ing floors will con­tinue to house the shop­ping mall and food and bev­er­age ar­eas. Sched­uled to open next year, it will have 228 guest rooms, six restau­rants and bars, a spa, and an out­door pool of in­ter­na­tional stan­dard.

Richard Baker, chief re­la­tion­ship of­fi­cer of 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 HCM City.”

The ho­tel is be­ing de­signed by ar­chi­tect and de­signer

Pa­tri­cia Urquiola, the de­signer of the renowned Man­darin Ori­en­tal Barcelona in Spain and one of the most fa­mous in­te­rior de­sign­ers with many award-win­ing in­te­rior mas­ter­pieces and ar­chi­tec­tural projects all over the world.

Air Seoul starts route to Ñaø Naüng

HAØ NOÄI — Air Seoul Inc South Korea said on Thurs­day that it will launch a new route to Ñaø Naüng this week.

This move is ex­pected to heat up com­pe­ti­tion among South Korean car­ri­ers over a pop­u­lar tourist des­ti­na­tion, Yon­hap

News Agency re­ports. The de­but flight to Vieät Nam is set to de­part at 10:20pm (lo­cal time) on Fri­day, with the 195-seat A321-200 jet to be em­ployed on the route. Cur­rently, six other South Korean car­ri­ers op­er­ate flights to Ñaø Naüng, which lures close to 500,000 South Korean hol­i­day mak­ers an­nu­ally. Air Seoul is a sub­sidiary of Asiana Air­lines.

The air­line is based at In­cheon In­ter­na­tional Air­port in Seoul, from which it op­er­ates flights to in­ter­na­tional des­ti­na­tions. Air Seoul cur­rently op­er­ates six A321 char­tered planes, two of which are 220-seat ca­pac­ity, as well as four 195-seat air­craft. With the planes, the low-cost car­rier of­fers ser­vices on routes to 16 cities in five coun­tries and ter­ri­to­ries: Ja­pan, Cam­bo­dia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the US ter­ri­tory of Guam.

The bud­get car­rier plans to add a sev­enth A321 plane to its fleet in the sec­ond half of this year.

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