The First International Branded Upper Mid-Scale Hotel Set To Open On Nha Trang Beach

Bangkok, Thailand (PressExposure) October 31, 2008 -- Novotel Nha Trang, Accor’s new jewel, is due to open on 15 November 2008 and will welcome guests for the forthcoming Christmas, New Year and the Tet Festival.

Nha Trang is a coastal city on Vietnam’s South Central coast and is one of the country’s most important tourism hubs. Nha Trang Bay belongs to the Most Beautiful Bays of the World Club and is famous for its beautiful beaches with fine sand, turquoise waters with mild temperatures all year round with excellent scuba diving and snorkeling. The city played host to the Miss Universe 2008 Pageant in July 2008.

Besides its pristine beach, Nha Trang has many appealing attractions which include the historic Long Son Pagoda, Po Nagar Cham Towers, City Square, and the Nha Trang Oceanography Institute, home to rare patterns of coral and sea life.

Patrick Basset, Accor Vice President – North and East Asia, commented “Nha Trang has fast become a popular destination for Vietnamese and international tourists for leisure and business purposes. Novotel Nha Trang is the cities first mid-scale internationally branded hotel and is a spectacular addition to the city through its warm, peaceful and intimate atmosphere. The experience at Novotel Nha Trang will be wholly new, unique and unforgettable.”

Located 450 kilometers north of Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang is easily accessible by daily flights and trains from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi as well as buses from Dalat, Danang, Ho Chi Minh City and Hue. Nha Trang is a popular stop on the coastal tour route between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

Novotel Nha Trang is favorably located on the exotic Tran Phu Boulevard, which runs along the beach for several kilometers. All of the hotels 154 spacious rooms have balconies offering panoramic views of Nha Trang Bay. All modern in-room facilities are catered including LCD TV, hair dryer, in-room safe, mini bar, writing desk, satellite and cable channel selection, and a high speed internet connection.

Offering respite from the stimulation of Nha Trang, the hotel’s leisure facilities include a swimming pool and pool bar, Vous Spa at Novotel, fitness centre, kid’s facilities such as kid’s corner and pool, lobby bar, and the Square®, Novotel’s signature restaurant serving fusion cuisines from the East and the West. The complimentary wireless internet access is available in the lobby area. The meeting room with the capacity to accommodate 200 people has large windows overlooking Nha Trang Bay.

Between November 15 and December 20, 2008, Novotel Nha Trang is offering a special rate at $75 net per night, inclusive of daily breakfast, welcome drink upon arrival, in-room fruit basket and fresh flowers, with express check-in and late check-out (subject to availability). Reservations can be made at

Novotel Nha Trang is following the opening of Novotel Ha Long Bay earlier this month. The two popular destinations are conveniently connected via Hanoi and make a fantastic North-Central Vietnam travel trail.

Currently, there are three Novotel hotels in Vietnam; namely, Novotel Dalat, Novotel Ocean Dunes and Golf Resort and Novotel Ha Long Bay. Novotel Phu Quoc Resort, Novotel Hoi An, and Novotel Hanoi on the Park are upcoming additions to the Novotel network and are scheduled to open by 2011.

About Accor

Novotel offers nearly 400 hotels and resorts located in the heart of major international cities, business districts and tourist destinations. Everywhere, the brand upholds its fundamental values of modernity, good design, simplicity and efficiency so that today's travelers feel naturally at home.

Through a consistent top quality offer, Novotel contributes to the well-being of business and leisure travelers alike. Guests will always find spacious rooms with flexible features adapted to both work and relaxation, a balanced choice of food and beverages available around the clock, and friendly, attentive staff, plus children's play areas, fitness centers and places to relax.

Novotel has long been committed to promoting sustainable development through its active involvement in the Accor Group's Earth Guest program. Today, it reaffirms this position by pledging to achieve Green Globe environmental certification for its entire network by 2010.

In 2008, the Novotel network includes 382 hotels and resorts, representing a total of more than 66,000 rooms, in 59 countries. By 2010 it will have an additional 20,000 rooms and be present in 70 countries.

Accor, a major global group and the European leader in hotels, as well as the global leader in services to corporate clients and public institutions, operates in nearly 100 countries with 150,000 employees. It offers to its clients over 40 years of expertise in two core businesses:

- Hotels, with the Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Mercure, Suitehotel, Ibis, all seasons, Etap Hotel, Formule 1 and Motel 6 brands, representing 4,000 hotels and nearly 500,000 rooms in 90 countries, as well as strategically related activities, such as Lenôtre;

- Services, with 30 million people in 40 countries benefiting from Accor Services products in employee and public benefits, rewards and loyalty, and expense management.

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Press Release Submitted On: October 31, 2008 at 4:14 am
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