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JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay In Vietnam Named Asia’s Leading New Resort

June 13, 2017 Accolades No Comments Email Email

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay has picked up the prized title of Asia’s Leading New Resort at the 24th Annual World Travel Awards™ Asia & AustralasiaThe Bill Bensley-designed luxury resort, inspired by the legend of a fictional former university for French colonists, saw off stiff competition to claim the prestigious accolade at a glittering ceremony in Shanghai on Sunday 4th June.

“We’re delighted to be named Asia’s Leading New Resort, and in particular to be recognized in this way by our colleagues in the hospitality industry,” said Ty Collins, General Manager of JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay. “The opening of the hotel marks the birth of luxury hospitality in Phu Quoc, and has established a benchmark of excellence and quality for future Marriott developments throughout Asia.”

Regarded as the “Oscars” of the travel industry, the World Travel Awards recipients are selected by travel industry professionals from over 140 countries who cast more than a million votes over the duration of the campaign. Every year, regional ceremonies are held in Europe, the Middle East, Africa & the Indian Ocean, South & Central America, North America & the Caribbean and Asia & Australasia, with the successors competing head-to-head to determine who will triumph as the ultimate global category victor in World Travel Awards™ finale, which will take place at the end of the year.

The first international luxury hotel brand on Vietnam’s ‘pearl island’, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay opened its doors to the public on 25th January 2017. The resort is devoted to JW Marriott’s philosophy of delivering enriching experiences and intuitive service, leaving guests richer than when they arrived. 

Bill Bensley’s design narrative for the site was a fictional academy of learning, inspired by French naturalist Jean Baptiste Lamarck.  The architecture of the hotel reflects early 20th Century style and embraces the traditions of French colonial architecture. Every detail, down to the decorative elements and associates’ uniforms, have been carefully crafted and considered by Bensley to reinforce the resort’s overarching theme.

Featuring 244 beautifully appointed rooms, suites, and stand-alone villas, JW Marriott Phu Quoc enjoys a spectacular, unrivalled location on Bai Khem with its own pristine white sand beach, overlooking the rugged Vietnamese coastline and neighbouring islands.

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