BHMA Hotels has announced the signing of an agreement with Vietnamese developer Ixora Real Estate to manage the hotel operations at the new X2 Resorts & Residences at the UNESCO World Heritage destination of Hoi An, near Danang city in Central Vietnam.
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In an effort to allure more European tourists, the prime minister has agreed to continue extending visa exemption for citizens from five European nations which are Vietnam’s strategic partners.
Hoi An has recently been recognized as Vietnam’s new food capital by the World Association of Chef Societies. The ancient town, already best known for peaceful streets and mossy houses, is now a culinary destination of Vietnam.
Nguyen Huu Dung, chairman of the Vietnam Association of Construction Environment, said that the Vietnamese market has only seen a limited number of green building as most real estate projects now mainly focus on developing residential-commercial complexes which can be sold at high prices.
Furthermore, the Vietnamese government has yet to formulate an official system of national green standards, so most domestic developers have to rely on the standards set up by some foreign or domestic consultancy organisations to develop their own green projects, such as International Financial Corporation’s EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies); Green Mark (Singapore), LEED (US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), or Lotus of the Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC)