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Centre of it all

Released at: 23:05, 05/03/2014

Centre of it all

A sophisticated hub from which to explore the natural and cultural wonders of central Vietnam can be found at Grand Mercure Danang.

Located only seven minutes drive from Danang International Airport and within 15 minutes of famous Da Nang Beach and only 30 minutes from the renowned old town of Hoi An, Grand Mercure Danang delights both business and leisure guests who are also able to uncover the myriad local attractions. There are 200 Superior rooms, 52 Deluxe rooms and 20 suites, each combining stunning modern design with state-of-the-art services and locally-sourced amenities.

A unique blend of rich Vietnamese heritage and sophisticated French chic, soothing contours and muted shades create an atmosphere of elegance and indulgence. Exquisite ocean, mountain or river views provide the perfect backdrop to a leisure or business stay, while complimentary in-room wi-fi and LCD TV ensure connectivity and entertainment, day or night. Additional features include air conditioning, an in-room safe, a mini bar and tea or coffee making facilities, guaranteeing comfort in sophisticated surrounds.

Prestigiously situated on the higher floors, the Deluxe rooms and suites additionally benefit from select facilities and exclusive access to the privilege lounge.

Embark on a culinary journey exploring diverse flavours - from international buffet selections and mouthwatering local Vietnamese delicacies to Cantonese cuisine and French brasserie specialities. At La Rive Gauche, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, delight in the extensive international buffet breakfast and explore the unique Vietnamese grand soup menu - a showcase of national dishes including “pho” and “bun bo” (beef noodles) alongside local favourites like “mi Quang” and “cao lau”. For the best of Cantonese cuisine, the Golden Dragon serves an all-you-can-eat dim sum lunch in addition to a-la-carte dining at dinner. 

After meetings or excursions the stylish lobby lounge and bar setting of Nirvana provides afternoon tranquillity, presenting the signature “Grand High Tea”, a delicate cultural fusion of organic teas, traditional Vietnamese coffee and decadent French pastries. Later, as night falls, a selection of whiskey and cigars proves a refined after-dinner temptation.

Open from 6.30am to 11pm on the 21st floor, with breathtaking views across the East Sea and Marble Mountains, the Privilege Lounge is a luxurious retreat exclusively for the use of guests staying in Deluxe rooms or suites. Guests are welcome to enjoy a private buffet breakfast and, throughout the day, complimentary tea, coffee and soft drinks are served along with a variety of delicious snacks and an array of seasonal fresh fruit. As dusk settles, guests are invited to an evening cocktail event - the perfect opportunity to socialise with other travellers and sample delectable bite-size canapés.

The Privilege Lounge is truly the perfect space for business guests, featuring a board meeting room and personal computers available for use. After a busy day the relaxed executive setting proves the ideal space to unwind in.

Boasting over 600 sq m of meeting and event space, including the 650-person capacity Son Tra Grand Ballroom, Grand Mercure Danang is an inspiring setting for family celebrations, special occasions and corporate functions. Perfect for business meetings or seminars, each of the nine customisable rooms features large windows and natural lighting, built-in 42” LCD TVs, a projector screen and a cutting-edge audio-visual system. With an impressive balcony, stunning views and a splendid seven-metre high ceiling, the 433 sq m Son Tra Grand Ballroom is an unforgettable venue for wedding receptions and gala events.

More than that, Grand Mercure Danang offers an impressive range of dynamic leisure facilities to both invigorate and relax. Morning “Thai-Cuc Quyen” sessions inspire gentle awakening in harmony, the perfect start to a day visiting cultural places of interest or conducting business. A fully equipped fitness centre, featuring cutting-edge equipment by technogym, incorporates internet connectivity and iPod docks for a truly personalised workout.

Uplifting yoga, aerobics and self defence classes provide opportunities to tone and sculpt, whilst an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court are also available for guest use. A soothing sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi provide calm spaces within which to truly let go. At Karma Spa, a selection of regenerative therapies soothe the body and the mind. Drawing upon ancient healing techniques dating from the Nguyen Dynasty, the highly recommended Vietnamese Massage with Herbal Compress is a deeply luxurious treatment proven to boost wellbeing.
Situated on exclusive Green Island, benefitting from spectacular panoramic vistas of nearby Da Nang Beach, Ba Na Hills and Marble Mountains, Grand Mercure Danang is the perfect base from which to explore the natural and cultural wonders of central Vietnam.

Hotels & resorts in brief

  • Novotel Nha Trang is offering a “Stay 3 consecutive nights, pay only 2 nights” promotion on bookings at www.novotel-nhatrang.com from March 25 to April 15 for stays from April 1 to May 31. The promotion includes complimentary use of the sauna, steam bath, swimming pool, gym, a Mac computer in the lobby, sun lounge and towel on the beach. To celebrate Women’s Day on March 8, Vous Spa is also offering 30 per cent off on any treatment for women, from 9am to 1pm. 
  • Angsana Lang Co Resort is offering a Two’s On Us meeting programme for groups booking a minimum of 20 room nights and a full-day meeting package, valid for new bookings from now until June 30 for stays and meetings to October 31. Room rates are based on the best available rate. Meeting delegates can choose two of the following benefits: a 30-minute all-terrain-vehicle ride, one complimentary Deluxe room, one half-day guided Meditation Trip to Truc Lam Zen Monastery, one return airport transfer by car or coach to and from Da Nang International Airport, two 90-minute a-la-carte spa sessions at Angsana Spa, and two rounds of 18 holes at the golf course. 
  • Sandy Beach Non Nuoc Resort Da Nang is offering a Honeymoon Package at VND5.9 million ($281), valid from March 1 to December 31, including three days and two nights in a Bungalow Garden View room, a welcome drink and flower bouquet, round trip airport transfers, a free bottle of Sparkling Wine, daily breakfast, a romantic candlelit dinner, honeymoon room decorations, a 45-minute spa treatment, two complimentary drinks at the Garden Pub, and a 10 per cent discount on food and beverages and a 15 per cent discount on spa services. 
  • The spa at Windsor Plaza Hotel is offering a “Revitalise” promotion, with a 60-minute aroma foot massage and 15-minute paraffin wax foot therapy for VND385,000 ($18.3), or guests can drift off into total relaxation with a 60-minute facial brightening massage and 15-minute head and neck massage for VND830,000 ($39.5). The spa also offers 30 per cent off on nail and hair treatments.
  • Ana Mandara Villas Dalat is offering a “Chill Spring” package at VND2,499,000 ($119) net per couple per night, valid to April 29 on new bookings for a minimum stay of two nights, including one night in a Villas Room with breakfast and a choice between complimentary airport transfers or a 30-minute foot massage for two, special ginger tea, butler services and complimentary internet access. Guests also receive a 10 per cent discount on food and beverages and a 20 per cent discount on spa services.

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