Asiatraveltips.com, Monday, 2 June 2008
Ho Tram Strip, designed by Las Vegas’ premier architectural firm Steelman Partners, is aiming to become Vietnam’s largest single tourism venture. The planned US$4.2 billion, 9,000-room luxury hotel resort and entertainment destination will be located on the white sand beaches of Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province, in southern Vietnam. Phase 1 of the project – a five-star hotel resort with 1,100 rooms, a championship golf course designed by PGA legend Greg Norman, and Vietnam’s first Las Vegas-style casino – is slated to open in late 2010. Phase 2 – a second luxury resort with 1,300 rooms, a casino, and 10 restaurants and nightclubs – is scheduled to open in the spring of 2011. The entire complex, located 80km southwest of Ho Chi Minh City on the South China Sea, is scheduled to be completed in under 10 years.