HO TRAM! A NIGHT OF MAGIC AND STARS
Ho Tram, Vietnam, 22 July 2017: The Grand Ho Tram Strip today officially unveiled its new, Las Vegas-inspired fountain show, set to dazzle guests from near and far as it dances to the hits of the day.
Launching nightly from 6pm to 9pm, the “Fountains of Ho Tram” are able to project water over 25 meters into the air from its 120 jets, synchronized with a full spectrum LGP LED light show.
Pre-loaded with the latest playlists, the fountain area will also regularly be used as a stage for live performances for famous singers, whose shows will light up as they perform before a six-storey water spectacular. The grand opening featured live performances from charttopping pop star Son Tung M-TP and the original Vietnam Idol Phuong Vy.
The two superstars, flanked by a symphony of dancing lights and bouncing aqua, had their performances paired with an unforgettable dinner from The Grand’s recently renovated Khói BBQ restaurant.
“The “Fountains of Ho Tram” is the latest investment The Grand has made into entertaining our guests,” said Mr. Michael Kelly, Executive Chairman of The Grand Ho Tram Strip. “The Fountains of Ho Tram have come during a time of incredible growth for The Grand and will be a sight to be enjoyed by all.”
The 541-room Grand, which is owned and operated by the Ho Tram Project Company (a wholly owned subsidiary of Asian Coast Development Ltd), is the first phase of the Ho Tram Strip, Vietnam’s leading tourism and entertainment destination. In the midst of a flurry of announcements at present, the Strip’s second hotel – The Beach Club – is presently on level 15 and set to top out in around 60 days, ahead of a 2018 opening. The new resort will add 559 rooms to the site. The next phase of the project’s development, the condotel and villa development Kahuna, was announced a little over a month ago, and was followed promptly by yet another investment by the company into its own power station.
The Grand Ho Tram Strip, which has entertainment at its core, also houses Vietnam’s first international standard casino, which previously hosted the table gaming pilot program for international guests, and recently became the first applicant to host local Vietnamese players, following the March 2017 announcement that local gaming would become legal in future.
“It’s an incredible time to be a part of the Ho Tram Strip,” said Mr. Kelly. “We have over US$1.1 billion in deployed capital here, and every day brings a new wave of excitement. We cannot wait to showcase the Fountains of Ho Tram to our guests from around the world.”
Going To Vietnam For A Vacation? Why Stay At The Grand Ho Tram Strip
Vietnam is a tropical paradise country in southeast Asia. From the grand temples of the Capital City of Hanoi to historic Ho Chi Minh City, visitors will experience a wide array of Vietnamese culture. Part of the allure of Vietnam is the diverse culinary background throughout the coastal country. A culture of service and hospitality rockets Vietnam to the top of travelers must-visit list.
the Grand Ho Tram Strip’s Grand Golf View King Room
Two-hours Ride from Historic City
The Grand Ho Tram Strip rests two hours east of the historic Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon. During the Vietnamese Civil War, Saigon was the capital and home to the South Vietnamese government. The city is rich in historic landmarks like the Landmark 81, Notre Dame of Vietnam, Diamond Plaza, and The Reunification Palace.
Vung Tau Coastal City: Diverse Ocean Tourism
An achievement of perseverance and design, the Coastal City is a tourist paradise. There are activities for all types of guests including history, sailing, and shopping. A must-see in Vung Tau is Worldwide Arms Museum. It took founder Robert Talyor seven years and pages of government approvals to bring exotic weapons from all over the world.
A Gambler’s Paradise
Table games, craps, or roulette whatever your game the Grand Ho Tram has its own casino nearby and a rewards program that doubles the fun. For high rollers and VIP guests venture to the pearl room at this already grand resort where you will enjoy double rewards and exclusive higher stakes games.
Want to venture towards Ho Chi Minh City? The Grand Ho Tram has an excellent partnership with The Grand Casino giving unprecedented access and a premiere gaming experience for all guests.
Not Just Vietnamese Dinner
Featuring 12 restaurants exhibiting over 200 provincial cuisines the dining options are endless. There are plenty of available options from local Vietnamese cuisine, Chinese delicacies, and a wide array of cuisines.
The restaurants range from white table services and luxurious views overlooking the eighteen-hole course attached to the hotel to the casual restaurants serving delicious dim sum. Ho Tram Strip has a restaurant for every person, every meal, and every style.
Guests looking to enjoy a casual bar setting have three different options including a pool bar. The ROXY Beer Club is the party scene staying open until 2 AM for guests wanting a great nightlife.
Links Golf with a Concierge
The Grand Ho Tram Strip has its own links-style course associated with the resort. The Bluffs golf course is an eighteen-hole links-style golf course with stunning ocean views from several of the holes of the course.
Greg Norman designed the course to challenge golfers while working inside of the natural landscape of coastal south Vietnam. Many of the fairways and holes feature low rolling hills and are surrounded by white sand giving golfers a beach experience while sinking putts.
As part of the elegance that is Ho Tram Strip, each round has a caddie to help golfers feel like they are on tour in paradise.
Enjoy a Tropical Paradise
Temperatures in South Vietnam are very warm year-round rarely dipping below eighty degrees. The Grand Ho Tram Strip is adjacent to the beach where visitors can enjoy water sports, white-sand beaches, and clear blue oceans. They have water sports like surfing, bodyboarding, and kayaking. If you want to relax on the beach, enjoy guided yoga classes to maximize relaxation.
Regardless of your walk of life or travel preferences, the culture of hospitality in Vietnam makes you feel at home. The regality of The Grand Ho Tram Strip hotel and resort is an oasis of paradise in tropical south Vietnam. From history to culinary exploration to golfing by the beach, Vietnam and The Grand Ho Tram Strip delivers a legendary experience.
Making The Most Of Quarantinetime
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, people all over Vietnam have been urged to practice social distancing to protect themselves, their families and the people around them from the virus. In the busy modern world and the hustle and bustle of Vietnam’s major cities, all of a sudden, we have all found ourselves with more time on our hands than ever before.
While it feels like another lifetime, it was just a few short months since we were all rushing around with our work, our to-do-lists, as well our kids and their education and their other activities. How quickly the world changed! Now we find ourselves with Ministries issuing Stay Home orders and quarantine camps nationwide to attempt to contain the pandemic and flatten the infection curve. So how do we make the most of this sudden influx of free time?
Spend time with your family
With those to-do lists suddenly looking a little clearer, there may never be a better time to build lasting bonds with your family and take the chance to spend quality time with your relatives.
We are normally out most nights – dinners with clients and partners and work events fill our evenings faster than we sometimes realize. Now is the time to prepare family dinners, to teach the kids some of their favorite recipes, and then spend the evening helping them with their online homework.
And while we are always focusing on our kids, let’s also not forget our own parents. Don’t forget to call grandma and grandpa and make sure they are doing well and getting to spend some precious time with their grandchildren.
It’s often hard to find the time to simply finish that book you started on your last vacation. Now’s the time! Maybe even join online classes in areas that interest you to make sure that when the office reopens, you are performing at your peak.
We often extol the virtues of reading to our kids, yet forget to pick up a book ourselves. Reading has proven its worth time and time again in everything from knowledge on any topic imaginable, to improving vocabularies, to better focus on concentration. Now’s the time! Whether you kick off the new program with some bedtime fiction or start your morning focused on some non-fiction in your field of work, now’s the time to hit the books!
The amount of online course materials and educational videos available – either free or paid – is staggering. There is a Ted talk for everything, and they are all online and subtitled in virtually any language you can think of. Meanwhile there are prominent sites offering university level education for either free or nominal charges – often with certification at the end. Courses can be anything from a few hours to a few weeks, and with the lockdown freeing us up, there’s so much out there to learn.
Refresh your living environment
Clear that clutter! It’s super therapeutic to climb into the old cupboards and closets, find those old outfits you can’t imagine you ever wore anywhere, and those old appliances that you never used but seemed like a good idea at the time! It’s time for them to go! Donate the clothes, sell the appliances, give things away to people who will put them to better use. A clean home is a happy home, so get to it.
And, as an added bonus, cleaning up burns about 200 calories an hour, so it counts as exercise too!
Don’t forget your home workouts
The Ministry of Health has recommended everyone get moving to keep immune systems firing on all cylinders throughout the pandemic. The Ministry has suggested 30 minutes a day will keep your body in tune, and why not share the time with the kids. While the gyms are closed in many provinces, a lot of them are offering streaming workouts such as Cali x Home, so join those and keep in shape!
Research your next vacation
We’re all starting to fantasize about beaches and sunsets while we are trapped inside. So why not pull the family together and start planning your next getaway.
There are great deals everywhere right now.
Just a couple of hours out of Ho Chi Minh City, The Grand Ho Tram Resort and Casino is offering three terrific getaways, including 30% room rate discounts in their City Escape Package, their three nights for the price of two “Stay 3 Pay 2” package, and 50% reductions on rates and F&B vouchers for the Family Staycation deal it now offers.
The airlines are also offering amazing deals, including unlimited domestic travel vouchers for those looking to explore the country while international travel remains restricted.
While the social distancing program continues around Vietnam, and is vital to Vietnam’s war on the COVID-19 virus’ spread, it does present some opportunities for us all to better ourselves and better our relationships with the people that matter the most.