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Ho Tram Strip moves ahead: Kahuna unveiled

At a spectacular function held at Gem Centre in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 last night, Ho Tram Project Company Ltd. (HTP) launched its Kahuna Ho Tram Strip condotel and villa project. The event was attended by several hundred potential investors who were entertained and presented with a virtual reality tour of the highly anticipated resort development.

Kahuna Ho Tram Strip is a 244-key resort development made up of 164 condotel units situated in a 12-storey tower, 36 double key villas, and eight beach front villas all for long-term lease.

Investment costs range from VND2 billion ($88,800) for a one-bedroom standard unit to VND9.11 billion ($400,000) for a penthouse and from VND8 billion ($350,000) to VND20.5 billion ($900,000) for a villa.

HTP guarantees a return of 8 per cent per annum for two years of net lease cost. Following this, lessees benefit from a favourable 60/40 net rental revenue share for the remaining eight years of the rental pool agreement. In addition, lessees enjoy 21 room nights per annum in the resort.

Designed by leading Ho Chi Minh City architects Korn and international engineers OROCON, Kahuna, named after the legendary waves of Hawaii, captures the essence of a beachside holiday experience. It offers a compelling opportunity to be part of a slice of this fast-developing coastal holiday destination.

Michael Kelly, executive chairman of HTP, described the condotel and villa development as “featuring a design inspired by a luxury cruise liner with sleek nautical lines” and added that “in reinforcing the origins of its name and its coastal location, an aquatic concept has been incorporated throughout the resort design.”

Ho Tram Strip moves ahead: Kahuna unveiled

With over $1.1 billion deployed and forward deployed capital, Ho Tram Strip represents the largest foreign-invested tourism development undertaken in Vietnam and is among the largest private equity investments in the country from the US.

“The company that first brought Vegas to Vietnam, brought the best Asian Tour event that the golfing world has seen, is today thrilled to announce that we are riding that Hawaiian wave across the Pacific and onto the shores of Vietnam’s East Sea with our new resort development,” Kelly said.

In the future, HTP plans to develop a private international airport in the vicinity of Ho Tram Strip aimed at further enhancing tourism to Vietnam, whilst other zones of the 164-hectare land parcel are earmarked for such facilities as a Water Park, Amphitheatre, Wellness Centre, Theme Park, and many more attractions.

HTP, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asian Coast Development Ltd., leads the development of Ho Tram Strip which is located two hours from Ho Chi Minh City. It comprises 164 hectares along 2.2 kilometres of pristine beachfront and is surrounded to the west by natural forest.

Kahuna is the fifth phase of the Ho Tram Strip development, adjoining the existing 541 room 5-star Grand Hotel, Vietnam’s largest and most awarded integrated resort, and the 559 room 5-star Beach Club (the newest hotel product currently under construction). To the west are located the award-winning Greg Norman-designed Bluffs Golf Course and the prestigious Gallery Villas residential development.

“We have made it our primary focus to ensure that Ho Tram Strip is Vietnam’s entertainment capital. This is not just another resort development. It is a chance to be part of all the energy that has made Ho Tram Strip what it is today,” Kelly concluded.

Ho Tram Strip moves ahead: Kahuna unveiled

By Hoang Anh

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