Bitexco-invested JW Marriott Hanoi was awarded the Best New Hotel Construction and Design in the Asia-Pacific region at the 2014 International Property Awards.
The JW Marriott is a 5-star hotel owned by Bitexco Group and located on the campus of the National Conference Centre.
Operational since last year, the $250 million hotel has nine floors with 450 rooms and is the one of the largest hotels in Hanoi.
The hotel also boasts 2,400 square metres of conference space as well as 2 ballrooms and facilities for both indoor and outdoor events, a Eurasian restaurant and a clinic.
Designed to American architect Carlos Zapata, who also composed the plans for the Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City, the JW Marriott’s most unique features is that it is architecturally modelled after a dragon lying on the banks of the adjacent lake.
According to Vu Quang Hoi, chairman of Bitexco, the group did not just want to build an international standard hotel for overseas tourists, it also strived to make it an icon of Hanoi culture.
In 2011 and 2013, Bitexco Financial Tower was voted as one of the 25 most iconic skyscrapers worldwide.