A new four-star international hotel opened in Lao Cai city in the
northern mountainous province of the same name, on July 11, becoming the
first of its kind in the region.
Swiss-Belhotel Lao Cai, invested by local consumer goods maker Bitis,
has 186 modern guestrooms and facilities including conference rooms, a
fitness centre, a bar and a top-of-the-line restaurant.
The 500 billion VND hotel is the second hotel in Vietnam managed
and operated by the Swiss-Belhotel International Group – one of the
fastest growing hotel management chains in the Asia Pacific and the
Middle East . The first hotel is the S wiss-Belhotel Golden Sand Resort
Spa in Hoi An City, the central coastal province of Quang Nam .
Lao Cai city is the capital of Lao Cai province.
The popular resort city of Sa Pa is just 38km away, which can be
reached by car.
Australia’s travel magazine Lonely
Planet has listed Sa Pa as one of the 10 best walking sites in the
world for tourists, while US-based Travel and Leisure Magazine has named
Sa Pa as one of seven most magnificent terraced rice fields in the
According to the provincial Department
of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Lao Cai received an estimated 600,000
tourists in the first half of this year. Last year, the city hosted