Mandarin Oriental makes it a Vietnamese trio

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is to manage a new resort with branded residences in Vietnam’s coastal Phu Yen province, for the firm’s third property in the southeast Asian nation.

Scheduled to open in 2026, Mandarin Oriental Bai Nom is being developed by Indochina Kajima, a joint venture between Indochina Capital in Vietnam and Kajima Development Pte in Singapore (a subsidiary of Kajima Corporation in Japan).

Naturally Vietnamese

The resort will sit on an 800 m beach, while the architecture and design will incorporate many natural Vietnamese elements and local cultural references.

72 suites and villas, including 25 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, will spread out across the 29-hectare site. Guest accommodation will be located directly on the beach, and dotted through the hills, and feature private terraces and pools.

The branded residences will house three to five guestrooms on expansive plots with private gardens, pools and terraces. The owner and Mandarin Oriental are working together to ensure the resort is designed and developed in a responsible way.

Restaurants and relaxation

A variety of cuisines will be offered at three restaurants and bars, all with views of the surrounding nature.

A Mandarin Oriental Spa will sit on the resort’s cliff top, providing 360-degree views. It will offer the group’s signature wellness therapies and treatments along with a variety of personalised or group-based practices. Indoor and outdoor heat and wet experiences, a 30-m lap pool and a sunset pavilion for healthy refreshments will also be onsite.

A Children’s Club with a dedicated swimming pool will be complemented by an activity centre offering outdoor adventure spaces. Traditional and Padel tennis courts will feature too.

Complementary trinity

James Riley, group chief executive of Mandarin Oriental, commented: “We are excited to be bringing Mandarin Oriental’s legendary service to what promises to be a world class resort and we are delighted to be working with our partners who share the same strong commitment to responsible tourism. The project will complement our two hotels under development in Saigon and Da Nang. This will provide our fans with an opportunity to experience three diverse and fascinating aspects of Vietnam.”

Peter Ryder, Indochina Capital’s CEO, said: “We look forward to working with Mandarin Oriental on creating a unique property in a stunning pristine location with an unrivalled offering of exceptional experiences. It is a pleasure to partner with one of the most prestigious brands in luxury hospitality and we look forward to offering our guests an extraordinary leisure destination where they can explore the beauty of Vietnam and relax with the renowned service of Mandarin Oriental.”