With few exceptions, JW Marriott hotels always deliver a high quality stay wherever we have seen it, around the world at old and new properties alike. This is the second property they have opened in Vietnam and both are really among the top expressions of the brand worldwide, here’s why:
The island of Phi Quoc is a unique spot in Vietnam. It is surrounded by an emerald green sea with golden sandy beaches. It is still largely in development and is being done so with respect to the beautiful forested hills that make it up. What is more, it is a visa free place in Vietnam for almost any nationality as long as you aren’t entering the country at any other point, you can transfer inside another airport in the country on your way in and out.
This hotel isn’t your typical beach resort, actually it draws upon some of the magic of a university campus. Fictionally named Lamark, all of the buildings are named after typical college style buildings such as a chemistry bar, faculties of various subjects, coffee shops, canteens and lounge areas. The theme is mastered in every part of the hotel as the world of Lamark becomes very real for the guests with pictures, artifacts and trophies.
The rooms and decor are very much that of typical French colonial Vietnam. There are lavish furnishings, high ceilings, tiled floors and opulent finishes from the bathroom tubs, to the bedposts, balconies and restaurants.
Some of the hotel’s most beautiful architectural achievements are its lobby portico. Here fresh fountains, lavishly decorated library motifs and the open windows allow tropical island cross breezes to bring an atmosphere of calm. It is so scenic many guests can be seen posing and photographing in their best throwback attire.
The pools and beachside are well shaded by palm trees and just steps from any of the rooms. The various attendants make sure sunscreen, towels and snacks are never too far away. There is a designated swimming area and boards for various water sports are provided during daylight hours on a first com first serve basis.
All things considered this is a gorgeous property that has not just the aesthetic factor going for it, but a high staff to guest ratio. They are all very well trained in the art of hospitality with superior English skills and are exceedingly friendly. For being such a large property it allows you to feel special and cared for, with many of the staff taking the time to memorize your name and even dietary preferences.