by Michael J. Shapiro | March 23, 2017
Rosewood will open a luxury property in Vietnam in 2019, just south of the ancient town of Hoi An in the beachfront Hoiana development. The 70-room Rosewood Hoi An will have an additional 30 residences, five of which will have their own dedicated spa treatment rooms. 
The Hoiana resort community currently is being developed on Vietnam's central coast, combining a resort ambience with the historical and cultural appeal of nearby Hoi An. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hoi An was an important spice port centuries ago; many historic Chinese mansions, Colonial buildings and shop houses remain in the picturesque town.
"We are very grateful to Hoi An South Development Ltd. for this precious opportunity for Rosewood to open near such a unique and charming destination," said Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. "It will be a perfect match for Rosewood's 'A Sense of Place' concept, and another opportunity for us to offer travellers an inspirational journey of discovery."
The accommodations at the new hotel will be built on a terraced landscape, offering both privacy and views of ocean sunrises or sunsets over the lake. On-site dining will include a bistro as well as a poolside restaurant and bar.
Among other amenities is the 21,500-square foot Asaya spa, which will feature 14 single and double treatment rooms, a wellness lounge, fitness facilities, a yoga pavilion and a relaxation area with hydrotherapy treatments.
The property also will provide event space in the form of The Pavilion, a free-standing venue that includes a function room and an outdoor lawn. The outdoor event spaces will offer unobstructed ocean views.
A golf club will be adjacent to the Rosewood hotel in the Hoiana development, including an 18-hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones II as well as a country club with a swimming pool, a fitness center and tennis courts. 
Phase 1 of the Hoiana development is expected to open in the first quarter of 2019.