HCMC to get 1st Mandarin Oriental 5-star hotel
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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