Gran Meliá is making its mark along Vietnam’s pristine coastline, bringing Mediterranean luxury to the oceanfront destination of Nha Trang. Gran Meliá Nha Trang is born out of the idea of ‘a life well-lived’, an ethos which is ingrained in every aspect of the resort from its elegant and sophisticated design to its personalised service and passion for gastronomy.
94 contemporary villas follow a sleek and minimalist style with interiors dressed in luxury European brands and nods to the surrounding environment; the Ocean Front Villa’s dining room walls are adorned with a mosaic of dark sea blue stones to mimic the undulating waves of the ocean. The resort’s largest accommodation, the Grand Ocean Villa is 686 square meters, featuring four bedrooms, lofty ceilings, stylish décor and unobstructed sea views. Bringing a true sense of Mediterranean luxury to Southeast Asia, all hotel amenities are from Carner Barcelona, an exclusive Spanish perfumery and rooms furnished by Minotti, one of Italy’s finest contemporary furniture designers.
The hotel houses Asia’s first outpost of award-winning Hispania, the highly acclaimed Spanish restaurant, which is found at the property’s culinary heart. With gastronomic direction by Marcos Morán, an award- winning, fifth-generation chef, Hispania has set its sights on providing diners in the region with the pinnacle of Spanish gastronomy. The property features four other dining destinations that serve up global flavours from Japan to the Mediterranean. The refined dining destination, Shibui, promises an elegant affair with chef Danny Yong at the helm and a contemporary menu that highlights kaiseki cuisine and artistry through its sushi bar, delighting diners with culinary finesse at the teppanyaki counter. The aesthetic embraces Japan’s penchant for simplicity, understated beauty, and clean lines with contemporary décor, soft lighting, and a tranquil ambiance.
Inspired by the vibrancy and freshness of Vietnamese cuisine, Natura highlights the bounty of the natural world through a blend of local specialties and Mediterranean dishes. The restaurant draws inspiration from its name with warm wooden interiors and soft tones inspired in the natural surroundings. The contemporary menu focuses on the freshest seasonal cuisine, with locally sourced ingredients from farmers and fishermen.
The chic lobby bar Theia is named after the Greek goddess of sight and light. Centred around the bright blue sky, the bar embraces her essence with an abundance of natural light and ocean views through floor to ceiling windows. At night the space transforms into a high-class drinking spot as guests are invited to sip drinks from a curated list while sampling caviar and oysters. Whilst in the hotel’s grounds, the laid-back Sal pool bar offers refreshing cocktails and light bites with a tropical breeze, designed so guests can while away the day with access to delicious drinks and cuisine.
Wellness offerings at the resort include the Song Spa, which features four treatment rooms and a curated spa menu which promises to provide purification, cleansing and renewal; signature treatments include shiatsu, a Japanese-style massage. There is also an infinity pool, Pilates, yoga and gym studio which overlooks the sea in addition to in-villa wellness experiences available to guests. Young visitors are also spoilt for choice with a Wanderlust kids club, mini-chef experiences, movie nights in a private cinema, a separate kids’ pool area and an outdoor playground, along with a range of beach activities from snorkelling to bodyboards.
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