New Park Hyatt Coming To Phu Quoc, Vietnam

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Park Hyatt is my favorite luxury hotel brand that’s bookable with points. This is both because I like the design of Park Hyatts in general, and also because the World of Hyatt program has excellent benefits.

As a Globalist member I receive free breakfast and all kinds of other perks, and can even apply a confirmed suite upgrade award to confirm a suite at the time of booking.

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For what it’s worth, St. Regis is a close second for me, though since Marriott Bonvoy doesn’t offer any ways to confirm a suite upgrade at the time of booking, I’ll generally choose Park Hyatt if planning a vacation where the room type is important to me.

With that in mind, I’m always excited when a new Park Hyatt location is announced, and I’m especially excited about the one announced this week.

A Park Hyatt is expected to open in Phu Quoc, Vietnam, in 2022. Hyatt just signed the management contract for the hotel, and it’s expect that it will have 110 rooms and 65 residences.

This will be Park Hyatt’s first resort in Vietnam, and second property altogether in Vietnam, after the Park Hyatt Saigon.

For those not familiar with Phu Quoc, it’s Vietnam’s largest island, and half of the island is in a national park and UNESCO site.

Here are a couple of renderings of the hotel:

As the hotel is described:

Park Hyatt Phu Quoc will offer guests an exclusive oasis, a sophisticated home-away-from-home with design inspired by traditional Vietnamese villages. Featuring exceptional, luxurious interiors with exquisite Vietnamese accents, all guestrooms, suites and villas will also offer stunning sea views.

Other resort facilities will include two dining outlets, a bar, a pool side barbecue, two swimming pools, a lakeside spa, a gym house with a lap pool, a Camp Hyatt kids’ village, more than 4,300 square feet (400 square meters) of event space and an organic farm.

Situated on the southwestern tip of Phu Quoc Island, the hotel and residences will be positioned to offer guests and residents mesmerizing sunset views. The development will stretch across 160 acres of land bordered by an expansive mile-long white sand beach on one side and lush undulating hills on the other. Park Hyatt Phu Quoc will be a 30-minute drive from Phu Quoc International Airport, with direct access via the main north-south highway, and 40 minutes from Duong Dong, the island’s main town.

The hotel is slated to open in 2022, though with new hotels that always remains subject to change. For example, the Park Hyatt Auckland was supposed to open in 2017, but still doesn’t have an opening date, so it may be even longer than that before we actually see this hotel open.

On top of that, there’s always the chance of the hotel changing contracts before it actually opens, as that happens more often than you’d think.

I’d note that this is actually Hyatt’s second property in Phu Quoc. Nam Nghi Phu Quoc recently joined Hyatt’s Unbound Collection, which is Hyatt’s collection of independent hotels. Tiffany recently stayed here and had mixed feelings.

Bottom line

While city Park Hyatts are great, I’m most excited by new resort Park Hyatts. They’re a great option for redeeming points, and as a Globalist member it’s an opportunity to apply a confirmed suite upgrade.

Too bad this hotel is only opening in a few years at the earliest, as I’ve been wanting to plan another trip to Vietnam.

Has anyone been to Phu Quoc, Vietnam? What was your experience like?

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Comments

  1. Wow I didn’t see this one coming…pretty good news.
    I also heard about a Park Hyatt being planned in Hanoi as well.
    Does anyone know anything about it?

  2. Ben, I think you and Ford would like the JW on Phu Quoc. It’s unlike ANY other JW and actually to me felt like a St. Regis in many ways.

    It’s an awesome property with great service. We extended a stay by 2 days to make it a total of 10. We NEVER stay anywhere more than 5 days but we had that arbitrage 7 night certificate and the place was fabulous so we did 2 more nights….it was just that good.
    Here’s a review if interested –
    https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g12520037-d12123781-r638083381-JW_Marriott_Phu_Quoc_Emerald_Bay_Resort_Spa-An_Thoi_Phu_Quoc_Island_Kien_Gian.html

    Great to hear about the Park Hyatt though. I’m sure that will be good

  3. Yes and we stayed at Nam Nghi. They definitely needed Hyatt management to come in. Fantastic property that was being run rather poorly.

  4. @ JL

    Park Hyatt Hanoi was proposed but has not taken shape beyond initial MOU’s in 2015-16.

    I live in Hanoi and work in real estate and property development

  5. @ Steve S

    Your take on the JW in Phu Quoc is spot on. I stayed there in February 2019, and found the resort amazing. From the theme of the property and the attentive & very friendly staff, to the redemption value (Category 5) and their recognition of elite status, the JW Phu Quoc nailed it. I have been encouraging anyone who will listen that a visit to Vietnam, and Phu Quoc in particular, is well worth the effort. Of course, it helped that I could take advantage of the NYE CX mistake fare in F since I was already going to be in Vietnam, but worth a trip regardless.

  6. Looks awesome. Ben, have you written about the planned PH Niseko yet? I’m very excited about that one.

  7. Pronounced Foo Kwawk. Been there twice and it’s a wonderful, quiet island with a beautiful new airport. Beaches get quite messy with plastic washing up from the fishing vessels etc but that’s most places in SE Asia.

  8. Funny, I find the designs of Park Hyatt to be bland and lifeless. A bunch of muted colors and tons of white. No personality.

  9. Phu Quoc (Foo wok) is home to the amazing Bill Bensley designed JW, my wife’s favorite hotel in the world. We stayed at the brand new Radisson Blu, with attached casino, in December. Looks like Vietnam is pushing rapid development of Phu Quoc, a la Macau. It’s not cheap, but there is rapid inflation every where in Vietnam for accommodation. Doubt the Park Hyatt will impress compared to the JW, but competition is good. Daily, cheap nonstops on Air Asia from KL allows us to avoid pricey Bangkok Air tickets. Huge growth in Vietnamese airline market. No Vietnamese visa required if only visiting and staying on Phu Quoc.

  10. I’ll chime in and say that the JW is fabulous. Fantastic staff, beautiful design and location. They treat elites very well. Plastics and other assorted garbage washing ashore on the beaches is a problem, although pretty much ubiquitous throughout Asia nowadays. The hotel employs a small army of staff who move up and down the beach all day cleaning up. AJ mentioned, no visa required when entering Vietnam through Phu Quoc. You are not required to remain there though. We continued to Saigon afterwards and flew home from there.

  11. I was in Phu Quoc last December. Hugely disappointed. Stayed at La Veranda, a Sofitel MGallery property. Nice hotel … but the moment you venture outside (street and beach) you run into the dirty streets and poluted beaches, not to mention that it’s overrun with Chinese and Russian tourists. We explored the road South of the airport, visiting the new Intercontinental, Novotel, Radisson …. don’t know whether anyone remembers Dubai in the 90ies … all nice properties … but you need to close your eyes to the massive construction works going on all around them. Stay away for a few more years until they finish building and clean up their act. Saw just one nice tropical beach as one expects them to look like in the South of the island, next to the JW (which looks more like Disneyland than a hotel) … but it is whispered to soon become the building site for a major Sofitel. Other than that, Vietnam is a beautiful country with many sites of historical interest, vibrant cities and gentle people. It is definitely worth a visit.

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