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Happy New Year! Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam Welcomes The Year

Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam is heralding the lunar new year with an extra sense of excitement and optimism.  Having officially joined the Four Seasons family just weeks ago, the renowned beachfront resort is taking inspiration from the Rooster, showing off an array of fabulous new features andFour Seasons experiences.

“It’s a time of renewal at the Resort, so this year’s Tet celebrations will be particularly auspicious for us and our guests,” says Anthony Gill, who leads at team of more than 600 dedicated staff at the 100-villa beachfront resort in Central Vietnam.  “Our team has worked very hard over the past few months to enhance and perfect our beautiful resort, and we are excited to welcome the world to our own slice of heaven here at Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai.”

Experience the new Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An:  Until March 31, 2017, a special Introductory Offer includes a complimentary fourth night with every three consecutive paid nights, plus round trip airport transfers, daily buffet breakfast and the opportunity to sample the tapas menu at the all-new Beach Bar, on the house.  Terms and conditions apply.

In addition, the Resort is currently offering a Bed and Breakfast package, and an Advance Purchase offer.

New Features, New Experiences

Families at Four Seasons

Guests of all ages are welcome at Four Seasons, with thoughtful considerations ranging from complimentary baby gear and child-size robes and slippers to kid-friendly menus and babysitting services when parents need a little grown up time.  Excursions and itineraries can be arranged to suit all ages and interests.

  • NEW: Family Villas – Eight newly-configured Family Villas now feature a kids room stocked with board games and special surprises just for children, with sofabed, desk, tv and gaming console, and their own private bathroom.
  • NEW: The Chuon Chuon Kids Club – This all-new stand-alone facility brings the popular Four Seasons Kids for All Seasons program to Vietnam for the first time.  Professional staff welcome children ages 4 to 12 for days filled with traditional crafts, indoor and outdoor games, yoga classes and more.  The Club even has its own splash pool, surrounded by mini-loungers in true resort style.  The Resort also has a games room for young adults.
  • More fun for families: Whether splashing about in the Family Pool or taking advantage of the Resort’s enhanced watersports program at the beach, days in the sun are at the heart of a family beach vacation. Younger guests ages six and up are welcome in The Heart of the Earth Spa with specially designed treatments, and the Resort’s restaurants offer kid-friendly menus.

Party of Two: Couples at Four Seasons

Couples will find plenty of quiet spaces at Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, from two adults-only pools (an Olympic-size pool right by the beach, plus a lap pool) to the double-size spa treatment rooms and of course, the privacy of one’s own villa.

  • NEW: The Heart of the Earth Spa – Four Seasons introduces an all-new spa concept inspired by the writings of Vietnamese Zen master, scholar and peacemaker Thich Nhat Hanh at The Heart of the Earth Spa.  Led by veteran Four Seasons spa expert Luisa Anderson, Spa Manager Dwi Susanti and her team offer a menu of yoga and mindfulness classes and spiritual therapies, including the new Nam Hai Earth Song signature treatment. This 150 minute journey is ideal for sharing as a series of rituals inspire a deeper connection to the Earth, featuring Vietnamese scrub and bath, deep pressure massage, and a unique “sound bath.”
  • NEW: Romance by the Sea – Under an endless canopy of stars and serenaded by gentle sea waves, couples take their seats in the sand for a private beach barbecue dinner by candlelight, while a nearby canopied beach bed invites lingering over sweet treats well into the evening.

Foodie Heaven

Widely known as one of the world’s healthiest, Vietnamese cuisine has been shaped by thousands of years of cultural cross-pollination, and continues to be inspired by the bounty of its fields and forests, and the sea.

  • NEW: The Nam Hai Vietnamese Cooking Academy – Built in the tradition of the renowned Four Seasons cooking schools in Chiang Mai and Bali, this new Nam Hai Vietnamese Cooking Academy is dedicated to the art and enjoyment of Vietnamese cuisine.  Led by Chef Tran Van Sen, students will learn the fundamentals, beginning in the Resort’s own two acre (almost a hectare) fruit, vegetable and herb farm.  Hands-on classes and market visits can be tailored to interests and experience, with all guests “graduating” with a collection of recipes to enjoy at home.  Programs for children are also available.
  • More for culinary enthusiasts – Lá Sen is the Resort’s Vietnamese dinner experience, offering a changing menu of regional specialties and seasonal inspirations.  Be sure to try the lẩu, or hotpot, served family style each evening.  The Resort team is also happy to recommend local restaurants in Hoi An and beyond.

Let’s Go to the Beach

Fronting Ha My, one of the world’s best white-sand, palm-fringed beaches, Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai is a dream destination for those as comfortable in the water as on land, or who want nothing more than to lay on lounge chair gazing at the sea.

  • NEW: The Beach Bar – Swimsuits and bare feet are the dress code at the all-new Beach Bar.  Serving up fun cocktails as well as a full selection of fresh-pressed juices plus a tempting tapas menu, guests are welcome to pull up a chair or bar stool, or have their refreshments brought directly to their lounge chair.  On Saturday evenings, enjoy the Vietnamese highland tradition of sipping ruou can, a sticky rice wine infused with mountain herbs accompanied by nem lui (grilled minced pork skewers) and folk tunes.
  • NEW: Enhanced watersports and beach program at The Nam Hai – The Resort’s stretch of beach across from the Cham Islands allows plenty of room for lazing in the sand, and now, watersports including wakeboarding and tube-riding.  Four Seasons signature chairside services are available both on the beach and around the Resort’s three pools.

Cultural Exploration

Located in the heart of Vietnam three hours south of the ancient Imperial Capital of Hue, Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai is the perfect starting point to a cultural exploration of past and present.  With three UNESCO World Heritage Sites nearby, there is ample opportunity to visit historic sites, marvel at natural wonders, and immerse in local customs and festivals. Chef Concierge Nguyen Quoc Dang and his team are pleased to prepare custom itineraries including these sites and much more for guests.

  • Hoi  An (15 minute drive) This enchanting port community features historic buildings, artisan shops – including more than 300 tailors! – and funky cafés.  Don’t miss the monthly Full Moon Festival, when Hoi An switches off the lights in favour of candles and multi-coloured lanterns.  For a truly memorable experience, book a quiet dinner before the crowds arrive for the evening.
  • My Son Sanctuary (75 minute drive) Reminiscent of Cambodia’s famed Angkor Wat, this Hindu temple complex includes ruins dating from the 4th to 14th centuries, some of which still bear witness to the ravages of the Vietnam War.
  • Hue (3 hour drive) Now one large open-air UNESCO museum, the former Imperial Capital includes the walled palace fortress, Vietnam’s highest pagoda at seven stories, and a 50-building tomb complex among its highlights.

And There’s More

Active travellers can customise their own vacation, both on and off the property.  On site, in addition to watersports, Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai offers four tennis courts, a badminton court and a half-size basketball court, all flood lit for anytime play.  A fully-equipped Health Club includes sauna, steam, weight training and cardio, while The Heart of the Earth Spa offers an array of soothing therapies for sore muscles.  Two excellentgolf courses are just ten minutes away, and the concierge team can arrange bicycle rentals and tours.

In addition to the new Beach Bar and Vietnamese dining experience at Lá Sen, Executive Chef Alexander W. Stapfer oversees the Resort’s all-day restaurant Cafe Nam Hai, serving local specialities, international favourites and a particularly noteworthy selection of curries and tandoors by Indian Chef Yam Lal Kandel.  Upstairs, the chicBar is the Resort’s sophisticated gathering place for creative mixology and socialising.

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai also offers indoor and outdoor event spaces for weddings and corporate retreats.


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