Business leaders, golfers, hospitality experts and media from across southeast Asia recently converged on Lang Co to mark Angsana Properties Lang Co’s official unveiling for the property sales launch at Laguna Lang Co.
Developed and managed by the Banyan Tree Group, Laguna Lang Co is expected to, upon completion, be the first fully and legitimately integrated resort in Vietnam.
It is also being designed to be the largest, with 2,000 hotel keys under the management of seven international branded hotel and resort operators, award-winning spas, a championship golf course, resort residences, convention facilities and a town centre with retail and recreational facilities also included.
“The gathering in September and, indeed, the entire development here at Laguna Lang Co, is centred around the concept of convergence,” explained managing director, Laguna Resorts and Hotels, Michael Ayling.
“Laguna Lang Co itself is a convergence of components that together, in a single place, comprise a fully integrated resort: five-star hotels, luxury villas for purchase, retail galleries and recreational amenities like golf, the marina and this beautiful stretch of beach. This is the formula that proved so successful at our flagship development, Laguna Phuket.”
While property sales were launched during the September event, the resort hotel and golf course are scheduled for grand openings in 2012.
Former professional golfer, Sir Nick Faldo has been tasked with designing the golf course already having six major championships and numerous award-winning course designs in his portfolio.
“We have been given this unique setting, replete with natural dramatic features,” said Faldo.
“It is a gift to have such diversity in trees, sand dunes, rice-paddies, rock formations and a stunning coastline as a framework for a strategic golf course layout.”
Further adding to the development’s unique characteristics, executive chairman, Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts, Ho KwonPing stated: “We have always believed that Vietnam holds the greatest potential of replicating the success of our flagship Laguna Phuket destination resort within Asia.”
“Central Vietnam, with its unique blend of history and heritage, is a destination like no other in the region. We are confident it has the potential to flourish as an international luxury-tourist destination.
“This first foray into the Indochina region is a significant milestone for Banyan Tree, and we are delighted to share this momentous occasion with our valuable partners who have helped to make Laguna Lang Co a reality.”