Double wins for HOIANA intergrated resort at WTA and WGA 2020
DOUBLE WINS FOR HOIANA INTEGRATED RESORT AT WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS AND WORLD GOLF AWARDS 2020
Outrunning numerous hospitality brands and famous projects in the region, Hoiana – the first state-of-the-art integrated resort in Central Vietnam that opened its doors to visitors in June 2020 – has won two prestigious awards at the 27th World Travel Awards (WTA) and the World Golf Awards 2020. The resort has been named Asia’s Leading Tourism Development Project 2020, along with Hoiana Shores Golf Club being recognized as the World’s Best New Golf Course 2020.
One of the most prestigious travel and tourism events of the year, the World Travel Awards was launched in 1993 to acknowledge excellence in the travel and tourism industry. This year is the first time that the $4B Hoiana project proudly won a WTA award, besting fierce competition from other nominations in Hong Kong or Thailand.
“As a new entertainment and lifestyle destination, opening in June 2020, we are honored to receive these prestigious awards from global authorities in the field. Besides possessing a fantastic beachside location, Hoiana takes pride in creating a destination that offers many unique and unforgettable experiences for visitors. It’s a combination of exhilarating entertainment, luxurious accommodations and a celebration of the centuries-old traditional values of Vietnam. These awards are also the driving force for us to continue our efforts and provide outstanding hospitality products and services to all guests.” Mr. Steve Wolstenholme, Chief Executive Officer of Hoiana shared.
With the aim of becoming Vietnam’s first and finest integrated resort, Hoiana is a project of international stature and ambitions to bring about a transformation to the tourism industry in Central Vietnam. As Asia’s Leading Tourism Development Project 2020, Hoiana brings together all the elements that enables it to not only become a development project that supports local tourism, but also a destination for unique and unforgettable experiences. Hoiana offers a world of cutting-edge and exhilarating entertainment, a wide variety of F&B outlets offering irresistible Asian and European cuisines, world-class service and magnificent accommodations with mile upon mile of pristine beach, and the perfect location that is close to local attractions.
The first phase will witness the opening of four upscale hotels, including Hoiana Hotel & Suites, KHOS Hoiana, New World Hoiana Hotel Vietnam and Rosewood Hoi An, entertainment complex Hoiana Suncity and the 18-hole championship golf course Hoiana Shores Golf Club.
The first component of Hoiana to welcome the public, the award-winning Hoiana Shores Golf Club is proudly designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Jr., and provides the best experience for all golfers. Officially launched in March 2020 after 6 months of preview play in support of local charities, it took no time for Hoiana Shores Golf Club to receive the World’s Best New Golf Course 2020 award at World Golf Awards in October 2020, the most prestigious awards programme in the golf tourism industry.
“We are truly honored to be recognized as the World’s Best New Golf Course 2020,” said Mr. Ben Styles, General Manager of Hoiana Shores Golf Club. “Vietnam is a fantastic golfing destination and our goal is to offer exceptional golfing experiences that will leave every golfer with a desire to return. I wish to thank all who have contributed towards this recognition.”
Previously, Hoiana Shores Golf Club was named “Best New Golf Course” for 2019 at the Asian Golf Awards held during the Asia Pacific Golf Summit. It was also awarded “Best Golf Course in Vietnam” by Golf Digest, a major golf magazine based in the United States, while the Cloud Golf Association in China also nominated Hoiana Shores Golf Club among the top 100 golf courses in the Asia-Pacific region.
All of these prestigious awards reflect the enthusiasm of Hoiana’s investors, operators and project management team in continuously providing top-class tourism products and helping to put Vietnam on global tourism map.
HOIANA, Asia’s finest new premium integrated resort, is located on over three kilometres of pristine coastline near the UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed ancient town of Hoi An, Vietnam. The stunning beachfront complex encompasses cutting-edge entertainment and gaming facilities Hoiana Suncity; an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed Hoiana Shores Golf Club; and four luxury hotels managed by Rosewood Hotel Group – Rosewood Hoi An, New World Hoiana Hotel Vietnam, KHOS Hoiana and Hoiana Hotel & Suites. hoiana.com
ABOUT HOIANA SHORES GOLF CLUB
Hoiana Shores Golf Club is Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects’ (RTJ II) first Vietnamese championship golf course design. Located on the shores of the Eastern Sea, approximately 8km south of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hoi An, known as ‘The City of Lanterns’, the golf club is part of a major destination development which harbours the ambition of becoming one of the most compelling golf experiences in Asia. hoianashores.com