Silver Shores International Resort at Da Nang, Vietnam, was inaugurated by developer Hoang Dat Silver Shores Exceptional International Entertainment Co. with a soft opening in the last week of January.
The five-star resort, which covers 200,000 square meters, includes the 800-square-meter Crowne International Casino, which opened its doors in late December 2009.
At the time of the soft opening, about 100 of the resort’s 584 hotel rooms and suites were in service, along with a Western-style restaurant and lobby bar. The resort also features 52 villas overlooking the sea. The grand opening is scheduled for July.
The project has been in the works for several years. In 2004, the developer received conditional government approval that allowed advanced planning to begin, and in February 2007 an agreement was signed with InterContinental Hotels Group to construct the first Crowne Plaza Hotel in Vietnam.
At the time, Jan Smits, COO of InterContinental Hotels Group Southern Asia, said, “We are tapping into the vibrant Vietnamese economy which has distinguished itself as one of the key Southeast Asian economies to watch. Da Nang is a city in which this economic momentum is very much apparent. Its central location, with links to the capital city of Hanoi in the north and Ho Chi Minh in the south, also makes it a strategic address for
The resort is about 15 minutes from Da Nang International Airport and the city center.
The casino has arranged two weekly flights from Guangzhou, China, to bring in players to the casino, according to a December report in the Saigon Times. The report said a second air link from China is being considered.