More luxury hotels to open for Hanoi's Tourism Year

HANOI: Hanoi plans to put open five more luxury hotels, offering an additional 2,000 rooms during 2010, the National Tourism Year, according to a report Friday Jan 15 by Vietnamese news agency, VNA.

They include four five-star hotels, namely Hanoi Plaza, with 600 rooms, the PetroVietnam hotel complex with 350 rooms, Keang Nam Vina complex with 500 rooms and Crowne Plaza Hanoi, 393 rooms. The city now boasts 213 hotels with nearly 10,000 rooms, including 36 three to five-star hotels. 

Last year, the room occupancy rate was 55.41 percent, a fall of 21.7 percent compared to 2008. The average duration of stay was two days per foreign tourist who came from major markets as Japan, the Republic of Korea, France, Australia, China and Asean countries.

The city’s tourism sector expects a surge in the number of foreign tourists during the national tourism year, helping to raise the rate of hotel room occupancy. - Bernama
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