The JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi, Marriott International’s third property in Southeast Asia, has opened.
“Hanoi has earned itself a coveted spot as a must-visit destination for travelers and we are thrilled to join the city in this exciting time,” said Mitzi Gaskins, vice-president and global brand manager for JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts. “Of the 30 plus hotels in our current pipeline, 50 per cent are in Asia, which speaks to our commitment to investing in dynamic markets like Vietnam.”
The 450-room, 800,000-sq.-ft. JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi is a “reverse skyscraper” designed by the architecture practice Carlos Zapata Studio. Its structure was inspired by the country’s coastline and evokes characteristics of a dragon – a symbol from Vietnam’s past. Its location in Hanoi’s new central business district is adjacent to the National Convention Center.
Designed to cater to Vietnam’s growing MICE market, the hotel has 38,750 sq. ft. of meeting space. It features a total of 17 meeting rooms including two ballrooms, which are 10,763 sq. ft. and 5,166 sq. ft. respectively. All meeting facilities are conveniently located on the ground floor with a dedicated entrance and parking. Food and beverage needs are served by six restaurants/bars.
General manager Bob Fabiano says he hopes the hotel will set a new standard for hospitality in Hanoi and Vietnam.