Hidden in the myth-filled hills of ‘Monkey Mountain’ in the heart of the Son Tra Peninsula nature reserve, the five-star The InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort is as much a work of art as it is a resort. Suitably, it has now been named by the World Travel Awards (WTA) as the world’s leading Luxury Resort.
Top hoteliers and leading decision-makers attended the grand final gala event, heralded as the travel industry’s equivalent to the Oscar’s by The Wall Street Journal. This comes after previously taking home four notable regional awards at the WTA for Asia and Australasia held in New Delhi, India in October 2014.
The InterContinental Danang was the first hotel to open in 2012 in the InterContinental Hotel portfolio and has redefined the meaning of luxury throughout Vietnam for holidaymakers, honeymooners and travellers alike. It has received numerous international accolades for its excellent service, beautiful architecture, dining and entertainment.
Set in 37 hectares of stepped gardens leading down to a private beach – dramatic views of the sea can be enjoyed from all 197 rooms – every inch of this luxury resort is the stunning creation of star architect Bill Bensley and, as a result, is unique in design and concept.
Gourmet travellers will appreciate La Maison 1888 (and its outstanding wine cellar) by multi-Michelin starred Michel Roux, while those looking for a genuine wellness retreat will love the HARNN Heritage Spa, set in a private lagoon with adjoining spa lagoon villas. Couples can treat tired feet to the ultimate pedicure by ‘podiatrist to the stars’ Bastien Gonzalez, as global leaders gather at The Summit, the resort’s impressive conference centre.
Billed as the place “where myth meets luxury”, it’s an easy drive from InterContinental Danang to UNESCO world heritage sites of Hoi An, Hue and My Son (described as “Vietnam’s Angkor Wat”) making it a perfect base for travellers seeking an experience that connects them to central Vietnam.