Toasting the opening of Karma Cây Tre
Hospitality innovator, Karma Group, opened the doors of its first resort in Vietnam on 9 March 2017, marking the new venture with an opening party.
Hosting the event at the new boutique resort, Karma Cây Tre, just outside the historic town of Hoi An on the banks of the beautiful Do River, was Karma Group founder and chairman, John Spence.
Spence welcomed many Karma members, Vietnam’s Chief of Tourism, Chief of Police for Hoi An, Ms Vy, a renowned restaurateur and Hoi An business woman, together with a number of leading business owners from the local community. Bui Thanh Long, Spence’s business partner in the project was also at the party, which saw more than 60 guests in attendance.
“We are delighted to welcome Karma Cây Tre to the Karma family – Vietnam has an extraordinary mix of history and culture, plus an increasing reputation for world-class hospitality,” said Spence.
“I fell in love with the central coast area of Vietnam, with its incredible beauty, rich multicultural heritage and landmark towns like Da Nang, Hué and, of course, Hoi An. Throw in stunning beaches and brilliant sights and you have a perfect fit for the Karma experience.”
Karma Cây Tre is a collection of opulent standalone deluxe rooms spread across 10,000 square metres of tropical gardens. Simplicity and understated elegance combine to create a soothing ambience. Each of the 22 air-conditioned rooms boasts a private balcony looking out over the river or the gardens. Guests can enjoy dining at the semi-al fresco courtyard restaurant that serves classic Vietnamese dishes, as well as international fare. There is a swimming pool, and many on-resort events and treats, such as riverside barbecues, farm tours and cooking classes.
Karma Cây Tre expands the group’s boutique property portfolio to 27 Karma Resorts worldwide, and is the first to be located at the gateway of one of Southeast Asia’s most exciting and up and coming destinations.
Hoi An is a cosmopolitan town offering sophisticated restaurants and bars, as well as being a UNESCO world heritage site, largely thanks to the Old Town, which is one of the best preserved examples of the region’s trading ports. Its culture and heritage derives from the ancient Champa Kingdom, which once controlled the lucrative spice trade from far eastern Indonesia. There are a myriad of other influences too, most notably Chinese, with Chinese shop fronts and temples scattered throughout the Old Town.