IHG makes big deal to add 2,709 rooms in Vietnam

IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced a four-hotel, 2,709-room portfolio deal at two integrated development projects in Vietnam with long-standing real estate development partner Sun Hospitality Group (a member of Sun Group).

The multi-property agreement with 2026 opening dates include the 616-room Holiday Inn Resort Yoko Park Onsen in Quang Ninh Province – the first large-scale hot spring resort in Vietnam, expanding on the existing Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh Resort.

Three hotels will also be built as part of the ongoing development of Ba Na Hills, a theme park attraction in the mountains of Danang: the 602-room Crowne Plaza Danang Ba Na Hills, 843-room Holiday Inn Resort Danang Ba Na Hills and 648-room voco Danang Ba Na Hills.

This agreement will make IHG one of the largest international hotel operators in Quang Ninh province, with three properties across its Holiday Inn and InterContinental brands, and establish its footprint in Danang with seven hotels.

Rendering of the new Ba Na Hills entertainment complex

“This marquee portfolio deal is aligned with our plan to grow our estate in Vietnam across all brands,” said Serena Lim, IHG vice president, development, South East Asia and Korea. “As we work through the recovery, we know that domestic leisure business will be a strong driver of growth in the country. We’re looking to develop a range of destination resort and family-friendly destinations across Vietnam.”

Vietnam continues to be a strong growth market for IHG, with 14 hotels across four brands, Six Senses, InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, and Holiday Inn, and 15 properties in its pipeline. Alongside recently opened Crowne Plaza Phu Quoc Starbay, IHG will debut new brands with the Regent Phu Quoc and voco Ma Belle Danang.

Project details

With Sun Group’s infrastructure push to develop Quang Ninh province, the company has built a connecting highway infrastructure and privately developed Van Don International Airport on a private/public partnership basis to support tourism development.

Opening in 2026, the 616-room Holiday Inn Resort Yoko Park Onsen is a 30-minute drive to Halong City, 45 minutes to Van Don International Airport and a two-and-a-half-hour drive from downtown Hanoi.

Facilities include four restaurants and bars, including a mountaintop destination dining experience, four meeting rooms, an outdoor rooftop swimming pool, spa with indoor and outdoor onsen, gym, kids club and a sports and activity center.

Exterior view rendering of Ba Na Hills entertainment complex (Phase Two)

As part of the destination resort, guests will have access to themed baths, mini water park, retail village, wellness center and dining experiences, as well as outdoor experiences such as mountain hiking.

Phase Two of the Ba Na Hills Entertainment Complex will be completed in 2026 and will include three IHG-managed hotels totaling 2,093 rooms, as well as an events amphitheater for 2,500 people, enhanced dining options and three new cable car lines.

Located in the mountains of Danang, about 1,500 meters above sea level, Ba Na Hills Entertainment Complex is popularly known as the “French village in the clouds.” With the world’s longest non-stop cable car ride, the destination resort is a 40-minute drive to Danang and 30 minutes from Danang International Airport.

Facilities across the three hotels will include restaurants and bars, a large meetings and events facility with more than 2,000 square meters of space, a mountain-top wedding pavilion, indoor and outdoor pools, kid’s clubs, gyms and a spa. The hotels will also be fully integrated into phase two attractions, including landscaped gardens, retail, dining and an amphitheater.

Ba Na Hills Entertainment Complex currently welcomes five million annual visitors, a figure it expects to double to 10 million within five years following phase two of its expansion.