13 May 2023 By May Ng

Gran Meliá to open in Nha Trang, Vietnam this summer

An all-villa Gran Meliá property, dappling the water’s edge of one of Vietnam’s most popular oceanfront destinations, is set to welcome guests from this summer.

The Gran Meliá Nha Trang property at Vega City Nha Trang owned by KDI Holdings will open with 94 private pool villas, with Asia’s first outpost of the highly-acclaimed Spanish restaurant, Hispania, and with indulgent wellness offerings from private onsens to Turkish baths. It will be the first hotel of the Spanish hotel group’s most luxurious brand in Vietnam, where the group currently operates 18 hotels and resorts, and only the second Gran Meliá to open in Southeast Asia.

The 272-key resort features expansive accommodation at every turn, from 68 square meter rooms with idyllic garden views, to villas that range in size from one-to-four bedrooms. The jewel of the accommodation crown is a palatial multi-level four-bedroom villa, at nearly 700 square meters. All private villas have infinity pools, spacious dining areas, and indoor and outdoor living spaces. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook lush lagoon landscaping or the ocean and make the most of the verdant setting. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom with a rain shower and deep soaking tub. The design is inspired by the natural surroundings, while interiors are furnished by prestigious European brands such as Italian furniture brand Minotti.

The resort is situated within a new, world-class leisure and entertainment destination in Nha Trang, Vega City. The complex boasts a range of activities, such as an opera house called the Do theatre, a beach club, and a quaint walking street with shophouses. Guests can also connect with the local culture through a range of bespoke experiences, such as a weaving lesson with an artisan or a Jeep tour to explore the countryside. Within the resort novel offerings include water skiing, parasailing and flyboarding.

For children, an expansive Kids Club serves up a plethora of activities from mini-chef experiences to movie nights. There’s a separate kids pool area and an outdoor playground along with a host of beach activities from snorkeling to bodyboards.

The nearest airport is Cam Ranh International Airport, approximately a 55-minute drive from the property.

Meliá Hotels International has expanded rapidly in Vietnam over the last two years and is now one of the largest hotel groups in the country. Gran Meliá Jakarta was the first of the group’s most luxurious brand to open in the region and recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. Gran Meliá Lombok in Indonesia is also set to open in 2024.

The five-star brand currently has 14 hotels worldwide in leading destinations. These include Gran Meliá Iguazu in Argentina; along with Palacio de los Duques Gran Meliá in Madrid and Villa Agrippina Gran Meliá in Rome, both of which are converted palaces and Leading Hotels of the World.

The hotel launches with an opening offer starting from USD379 net for a deluxe room including complimentary spa and a dining experience, available exclusively through the website.