High-ranking resorts of Ana Mandara - Ninh Binh Province, one of the resorts in the system of Ninh Van Bay Holiday Club, will officially open to the public and operate on 15th May 2011. The resorts lie on the edge of the Van Long Nature Reserve – a primeval tropical forest in Ninh Binh Province, with architectural space, unique cultures of North Delta Area with high-class comforts; Ana Mandara Ninh Binh is a promising & interesting destination for domestic and international tourists.
Ninh Binh - Vietnam's ancient royal capital, with much of its building credited to King Le Dai Hanh of the eighth century dynasty - is now home Ana Mandara Ninh Binh. Opening May 15th, the resort sits on the edge of the Van Long Nature Reserve - a primeval tropical forest.
Operated by Hotel Collection Indochine, Ana Mandara Ninh Binh brings a wealth of expertise to the region, establishing the premier resort of the area.
Styled with traditional Vietnamese elements in architecture and furnishings, wedded to cutting edge enhancements and guest comforts, Ana Mandara Ninh Binh incorporates the environmental commitment evident throughout the resort. Natural materials used for construction and finishes, with local produce and ingredients used to create memorable dining experiences.
With a total of 172 guest accommodations in villa style, the resort is set in delightful gardens. The three room categories - superior, deluxe and duplex - include guest refinements such as air-conditioning with individual controls, flat panel TV's with satellite channels, complimentary internet, minibar, tea and coffee-making facilities and premium personal care amenities.
Dining: A choice of dining venues present a wide range of dishes, from the expected excellent Vietnamese cuisine to specialties of the Asian region and Western favourites. Guests can also enjoy some great French meals that reflect a period of Vietnam's heritage.
There is also a well-stocked wine bar that brings together a collection of labels from both the old and new worlds, and in a price range to suit everyone. A selection of local and imported beers is on hand to quench every travelers thirst.
Ana Mandara Ninh Binh has also created unique and personalised dining experiences for guests. Romantic dinner for two, a private barbecue by torch-light with a personal chef, or champagne breakfast at sunrise... the possibilities are almost endless
Spa and Fitness Centre: The spa at Ana Mandara Ninh Binh offers a wide range of therapies and pampering, including Asian and Vietnamese specialties, facial and body massages, exotic body exfoliation and wraps, aromatherapy, sauna and steam. The comprehensive menu of treatments and pampering is administered by skilled, caring therapists. There are daily classes of yoga, Tai Chi and meditation.
A central swimming pool offers a great place to relax before, after or as an alternative to sightseeing, and a fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment is ideal for a little workout after a day of taking in some of the wonderful attractions of the region.
Excursions: The region is uniquely Vietnamese, often referred to as Halong Bay on land because of the extensive waterways and towering craggy limestone hills surrounding flat plains planted with rice. This picture perfect location is also home to the oldest pagoda in the country - the Bich Dong Pagoda. Ninh Binh is also famous for the Tam Coc - Three Caves. Access is via a long waterway in one of the armada of small vessels plying the route. The scenery along the way is one of scenic beauty just waiting to be captured in photographs. Interestingly, the caves' rocks were formed by seawater erosion over thousands of years, although today, the sea is far away.
The mountains in the waterways of Van Long nature Reserve are named as Meo Cao (scratching cat), Co Tien Mo Coi (orphan) and Hon Sach (book); each of these names being rooted in ancient Vietnamese legends and folk takes.
Ana Mandara Ninh Binh has put together some signature experiences for guests to explore the very best that the area has to offer. Tours range from half to full day, and include picnic meals. For guests wanting to take bespoke trips, the resort can arrange private excursions that include meeting the locals and enjoying typical restaurants or gourmet food provided by the resort. This is a fantastic destination and Ana Mandara Ninh Binh will do everything possible to make every visit an everlasting memory.
How to get there: It is a leisurely 90-minute drive on National Highway 1 from Hanoi to Ninh Binh City, then 10-minutes to Ana Mandara Ninh Binh. The trip takes guests through a picturesque landscape of wetlands with caves and hot springs, and the towering mountains of Non Nuoc and Canh Dieu nearby.
Transfers from Hanoi can be arranged by the resort and self-drive vehicles are readily available for hirein the capital. A scheduled shuttle service is operated between the resort and Ninh Binh City.
About Hotel Collection Indochine (HCI)
Hotel Collection Indochine is Vietnam's first home grown professional hotel & resort management company which strives towards delivering attractive financial returns with the latest in hospitality concepts.
Hotel Collection Indochine is a private company bound by ethical values where all the co-founders are from the hospitality industry. Collective experience of the highly talented team is over 180 years in various facets of the trade. At Hotel Collection Indochine; experience, passion, in-depth understanding of today's marketplace and competition is what we are all about.
HCI believe in providing experiences to our customers whilst being socially and environmentally responsible.
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Hotel Collection Indochine
Pham Nguyet Anh(Ms.), PR Manager
(+84) 0983 828 115
Lu Thuy Chinh (Ms.), Reservations Manager
Tel: +848 6291 3030