Southeast Asia hits the sweet spot for groups of travelers who look to combine their passion for luxury and nature.
Along with the recent restrictions lifted by the Vietnamese government who no longer requires a negative COVID-19 test, Asia Bespoke Tours promises to ensure you a smooth travel planning experience in the beautiful and historical nation.
Vietnam is the go-to spot for MICE and luxury travel given its stunning facilities, adventure and nature experiences, and pristine accommodation.
Vietnam and MICE
Thanks to its natural landscapes, ultraluxe resorts, rich attractions, and accommodation facilities, Vietnam has successfully emerged as a hub for MICE tourism.
“While domestic groups will initially drive the recovery, prices should be very competitive for all clients as companies look to entice clients to our shores. Another advantage is that Vietnam has diverse locations, supporting hotels, good infrastructure, and unique activities to establish it as the MICE center for Southeast Asia,” points out Quynh Nguyen, CEO of Hanoi-based VietnamNow Travel, with both international and domestic MICE clientele.
Many new resourceful and creative MICE offering programs are and have been formulated by hotels in Vietnam.
Director of PR for Minor Hotels Vietnam Kate Jones said that Vietnam has set good regulations and has been handling MICE domestic business over the past 12 months and is ready to welcome international MICE travel.
” While we may see some different dynamics in terms of requirements from regional and international business travelers, we are well placed to adapt to changing needs and preferences in all our Anantara and Avani hotels and resorts throughout the country,” she added.
Fusion Hotel Group will be catering to events with a dedicated event planner on board in addition to its focus on health and wellness. There are conference facilities with a capacity of up to 240 people with two meeting rooms and a reception foyer at Fusion Suites Vung Tau.
Vice President of Operations at Vietnam’s Accor Xavier Cappelut mentioned that hotels in Vietnam are under development to offer state-of-the-art meeting facilities. Events with capacities as large as 1,000 can be accommodated in Novotel Dong Nai, Pullman Hai Phong, or MGallery Nghe An.
“Besides corporate events and meetings, we also see an increasing number of social activities such as marathons or boat races in emerging destinations that offer breath-taking natural beauty. Our hotels are leveraging this rising trend to partner with event organizers and offer attractive packages for event attendees,” he added. For instance, there is a stunning rooftop bar with city panoramic views that accommodates up to 150 people for events at Hôtel Des Arts Saigon MGallery Collection
Moreover, Chris Hallett, Director of Sales and Marketing at Intercontinental Saigon discussed how there is flexibility around bookings in hotels and how crucial it is since it had come to a realization that travel patterns may be easily disrupted.
InterContinental Saigon has partnered with the global IHG ‘Meet with Confidence’ programme which gives reassurance and confidence to our partners that flexibility is always provided.
Looking to get a feel of Vietnam before booking? Go ahead and view Vietnam’s heritage sites in 360 degrees via a Vietnamese Virtual Tour.
In addition to amazing MICE facilities, Vietnam’s luxury offerings for the corporate or leisure group are unmatched.
Why Vietnam for Luxury
Ambassador Cruise Ha Long Bay is one of the best ways to experience the majesty of Ha Long Bay, complete with fine dining, an outdoor infinity pool, and sunbathing deck. Also available are kayak excursions and tai chi sessions for travelers of any taste. If you are a fan of having a little adventure under some dazzling sunlight and calm tides, get in touch with us for a chance to explore the cave culture of Ha Long to enjoy the impressive sights via a private luxury vessel.
The Vietage, is a brand new luxury railway where you get to immerse yourself in the lush landscapes and breathtaking coastline of central Vietnam, rife with spectacular views and heritage charm. MICE travelers can experience exquisite rail travel all with gourmet dining while overlooking gorgeous views.
Basket Boat Tours in Coastal Vietnam is a set itinerary for those who look to enjoy a wide range of experiences through basket boats, which is considered to be a Vietnam icon as it rose out of ingenuity during the French colonial era. Whether you were looking to learn traditional fishing techniques, experience local cultural folk music, or navigate on Vietnamese bamboo basket boats while exploring the tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways, Vietnam has a unique experience for every traveler.
With its varied geologic landform and long coastline, Vietnam is a fast-growing golf nation with around 80 golf courses with many more being constructed. This is a great fit for meetings, incentives, and conference groups looking for a relaxing day of golf with friends. Golfing in Vietnam is an experience with spectacular scenery and high-end course offerings. A few of the best golf courses in Vietnam include:
- Kings Island Golf Resort, Hanoi.
- VinPearl Golf Club in Phu Quoc
- Sky Lake Resort & Golf Club, Hanoi.
- Chi Linh Star Golf & Country Club, Hai Duong.
- Montgomerie Links, Danang.
- Laguna Lang Co Golf Club, Danang.
- Bana Hills Golf Club, Danang.
When discussing Vietnamese food, much of it can be traced to the French colonization which had a lasting effect on the country. Vietnamese cuisine includes many savory dishes that are continuously served in elite hotels all around the world, such as filled baguettes, stuffed pancakes, banana blossom salad, and fresh spring rolls. Also, the world’s cheapest, preservative-free, fresh beer is produced locally daily in the streets of Vietnam.
Coffee lovers wouldn’t want to miss this one. Vietnam is the second-largest coffee producer in the world. Whether day or night coffee in Vietnam is always served with a special mix of sweetened condensed milk. Call it a Vietnamese signature as it is considered a part of Vietnamese culture that never fails to hit all the right notes for coffee lovers.
Where to enjoy a Vietnamese coffee?
If you were looking for an aesthetic workshop atmosphere to enjoy your sip of coffee while being productive or meeting up with peers, consider Du Mien Garden Coffee in Ho Chi Minh City, the aesthetic consists of a garden paradise with waterfalls, ponds, and also a tree house hidden behind cement walls.
Socialites will enjoy a stop at Villa Royale Downtown Antiques & Tea room in Ho Chi Minh City where you will find world-class food, elite service, and excellent coffee.
The Workshop Speciality Coffee is the location to find a relaxing and bright atmosphere for a bite to eat. The space has been finely tuned to create an ambiance through long wooden tables and ample seating.
Intercontinental Sun Peninsula, Danang
This extravagant resort is built around lush gardens and a 700-m private beach on the Son Tra Peninsula in Vietnam and a stunning landscape to give one a hilltop village feel. Enjoy a drink within the art of Japanese bartending and sophisticated culinary delights while surrounded by delicate historic renovations and design. This hotel provides expensive room touches along with private balconies and luxury bathroom finishes. You may also book to have a room with a private dining pavilion and a spa bath, with a stunning ocean view. Take on a quick challenge at the nearby Montgomerie Links Golf Club or Danang Golf Club. Moreover, the Imperial City of Hue and The Old Town of Hoi An are popular UNESCO World Heritage sites about 28 mi from the hotel.
The Reverie Saigon
Sky-high Reverie Saigon reflects world-class hospitality with its spectacular Haute Italian artistry and craftsmanship design and marble-appareled luxury rooms. Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Reverie Saigon symbolizes Vietnam’s rapid development reflecting on the city’s hopes and ambitions with endless potential.
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai
The Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai has diverse accommodation including a one-bedroom ocean view villa and a five-bedroom beachfront pool villa. There are 100 private retreats in this resort that are uniquely finished with elegant Vietnamese silk that reflects the soul of Vietnam’s heartland culture and visitors. This hotel is only 30 minutes away by car from Da Nang International Airport. This stylish luxury property was inspired by a design that goes 2,500 years back, showing an authentic connection to the region through onsite activities such as the cooking academy and earth-attuned spa to exhilarating water-based sports and cultural activities.
Park Hyatt, Saigon
Enjoy an urban luxury sophistication at Park Hyatt Saigon. This hotel will provide you with an ultimate personalized luxury experience where you get to choose from the top world-class restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City. Famous for its high-standard concierge service offerings, along with a prime location on the city’s most famous square that is a one-minute walking distance from the Saigon Municipal Opera House, book your stay confidently and enjoy a vibrant and unique experience.
Ninh Thuan, Amanoi
This ultraluxe retreat – the Amanoi – is situated between gold sand tides and a mesmerizing view of Vinh Hy Bay in Nui Chua National Park and northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. Amanoi is listed as one of the 10 best beach retreats in Asia. The hotel showcases the signature Aman sleek architecture through infinity pool edges, private beaches, and clifftop restaurants along with a full-service Elite Aman Spa.
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Located steps from the opera house in Hanoi’s french quarter, the Sofitel Metropole has been a staple of luxury since 1901. With fine dining combining both French and Vietnamese influences, a luxurious spa, and a unique Path of a History tour, every traveler will find themself at home.
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
The name says it all. This setting is built to ignite your six senses with its dramatic setting of a private island resort in the East Vietnam Sea and a view of coral reef and traditional architecture.
Six Senses Con Dao
Six Senses Con Dao is a top-rated luxury beach resort in Vietnam’s archipelago islands built so that you find yourself fully immersed in the blue sapphire seas and golden sands. With a luxurious resemblance to a Vietnamese fishing village, enjoy offerings of private pool ocean view villas built from retrieved teakwood and sustainable material showcasing a unique, contemporary flair.
Our expert destination management advisors at Asia Bespoke will be happy to guide you towards a unique travel experience along with a full array of options of detailed concierge services. Whether your goal is to bring together people in one place for a one-time event, reward your employees through incentive travel or form an exhibition or conference-related travel, we work with you to provide a custom-made itinerary designed to match your travel wants and needs.