Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao – Vietjet Air’s CEO and Furama Resort Danang’s Owner has been placed 52nd in Forbes’ list of 100 most powerful women in the world this year.
With this recognition, Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao is the only woman representing Vietnam in the list for three consecutive years.
In 2017, Furama Resort Danang’s owner was featured in the Forbes’ world’s billionaires list for the first time ever. She is also the first self-made woman billionaire in Viet Nam, according to Forbes.
The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Asia Pacific Summit 2019 which took place from 5-6 December 2019 at Setia SPICE Convention Centre in Penang, Malaysia is the first summit by the ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter, the largest chapter in the ICCA community.
Initiated by the ICCA Asia Pacific members, ICCA Asia Pacific Summit is designed as a platform for the Asia Pacific members to meet, network and discuss topics of common interest to pave the way for member-to-member collaboration.
40 expert speakers from 20 countries and 300 delegates from the global business events alongside ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter communities joined together on this Journey of Discovery.
At the event, Vietnam’s only guest speaker – Ms. Tran Gia Ngoc Phuong, ACC Manager, shared her expertise and experiences on developing and promoting “Sustain-Ability” practices in Business Events at Ariyana Convention Centre.
Through the speech, international participants expressed their great interest in Danang as an emerging destination and in the ACC as the iconic venue that enables Danang to now host big impact international events, and also thanks to convenient flight connections especially with new routes being introduced such as Danang – Hongkong and Danang – Singapore routes by VietJet Air or Danang – Kuala Lumpur route by Malindo Air.
From November 12th-15th 2019, the leading international travel and tourism group DER Touristik organised DER Touristik Campus Roadshow Vietnam 2019 where Vietnamese hospitality enterprises had a chance to showcase and promote their products to top travel agencies in Germany.
The roadshow which took place in major cities in Germany such as Frankfurt, Leipzig, Nürnberg and Stuttgart attracted up to 120 local travel agents.
Mr. Daniel Chanteloup – Villas Operation Manager on behalf of Ariyana Tourism Complex participated in this program.
Guess who’s in the house?
It’s such a great honour to welcome the celebrated Korean diva Ailee to the culinary beach Furama Resort Danang!
Starting her career in the US and then moving to South Korea in 2010, the “Korean Beyonce” become popular with “Heaven”, “U&I”, “Goodbye My Love”, “I Will Show You”, “I Will Go to You Like the First Snow”, etc. In July 2019, Ailee released her latest comeback album “Butterfly” with the lead single “Room Shaker”, which further affirms her position as one of K-Pop’s leading solo female artists.
Earlier this year, Furama Resort Danang has had the privilege to welcome famous Korean actor Lee Sun Kyun who played the role of a wealthy man named Park Dong-ik in the black comedy thriller movie “Parasite” to stay as part of his working trip to Danang. Besides, the long-established culinary beach resort had also hosted a number of Korean celebrities such as actor Song Seung Heon, model and influencer Irene Kim, singer Shindong (Super Junior K-pop Group), etc.
Kick off the magical festive season with our annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Seafood Dinner Buffet at Furama Resort Danang this December 3rd 2019.
At only VND 999,000 net/adult (original price: VND 1,998,000 net), VND 499,000 net/child (4-12 years old), immerse in the melodious Christmas carols performed by Furama Christmas choir at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony while enjoying canapés and 1-hour pre-dinner free flow of wine and soft drinks and at Furama’s lobby.
This festive night is then followed by a lavish seafood dinner buffet at our signature Café Indochine Restaurant including 01 unit of beer or soft drink or mineral water. Excite your taste buds with our endless options of freshly-caught seafood, featuring half of a lobster, unlimited scallops, squid, octopus, Danang special sea snails… which are “cooked to your taste” and accompanied with 20 different kinds of delicious homemade sauces.
Indulge in our international salad show cooking station; Spanish and Italian ham and cheese including “Brie au poivre”, “Gorgonzola” etc…; Chef’s choice of carvings; Asian favourites such as sashimi, maki; Vietnamese specialties and many more. Don’t forget to tuck into our yummy dessert bar including macaron, cheese cakes, mousse, tarts, fruits and ice cream which will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Time: 6:30 P.M – 10:00 P.M – December 3rd 2019
Apply to advance booking through hotline +84(0)236 651 9999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From October 31st to November 2nd, 2019, the 34th Conference of Federation of ASEAN Pulp and Paper Industries – FAPPI 34th took place at International Convention Palace – Furama Resort Danang. The conference, which was held every two years with the chair role rotation by each member of the Federation of ASEAN Pulp and Paper Industries, is a continental and world-class event of the Southeast Asian pulp and paper industry. This year, Vietnam Pulp and Paper Association was honoured to be the host country, welcoming more than 200 delegates from all over Asia.
The conference is a forum to discuss the current status of paper industry in Southeast Asia and is an occasion for the Paper Associations in the region to strengthen their connection, thereby promoting the prosperous and sustainable development of Southeast Asian paper industry.
Get started with this introductory course for cooking authentic Italian cuisine.
You will learn some simple but popular Italian dishes that you can easily prepare yourself at home:
• Fresh Tagliatelle pasta
• Fresh Tomato sauce
• Homemade Pan pizza
When you attend the class, we will provide the following items: a chef’s hat & an apron, a set of cooking recipes & pen, a welcome drink, a bottle of mineral water & a cold towel and of course an Italian cuisine cooking certificate if you pass our class successfully!
Our Italian chef shall welcome you at our Don Cipriani’s restaurant, nestled in the heart of Furama Resort Danang at 10 A.M to introduce you about ingredients and flavours Italian people often choose for their daily meals. You will taste all dishes that have been prepared and practiced during the class under the direct instruction of our experienced Italian chef.
Price: VND 699,000 ++ /guest (minimum of 2 guests & maximum of 20 guests)
Time: 10 A.M -12 P.M
Extra 15% discount for all dishes ordered from the menu (excluding dishes in Cooking Class)
For reservation, please register via hotline +84(0)236 651 9999 or email email@example.com.
Furama Resort Danang has continued its tradition for hospitality excellence with two accolades in the prestigious 2019 Haute Grandeur Global Awards namely “Best Convention Hotel in Vietnam” and “Best Beach Resort in Vietnam”.
Mr. Daniel Chanteloup, Villas Operation Manager presented at the gala ceremony held in The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Malaysia in mid-October 2019 to receive these honourable accolades.
The annual Haute Grandeur Global Awards is a prestigious internationally trusted Awards initiative, honouring exceptional contributions by outstanding establishments across the global hospitality industry. Winners are selected through a rigorous rating process which places an emphasis on quality feedback from guests. Only the best resorts and hotels are selected by Haute Grandeur Global Awards.
“Haute Grandeur Awards is indeed a tremendous honour for Furama Resort Danang in particular and for the whole Ariyana Tourism Complex in general, affirming our strong commitment on assuming responsibility for 5-star quality service and contributing significantly to the Danang’s hospitality reputation.”, said Mr. Matthias Wiesmann – General Manager.
The Haute Grandeur Global Awards came on the heels of the resort being granted “Luxury Romantic Beach Resort” by 2019 World Luxury Hotel Awards, “Most popular M.I.C.E Resort in 2018” by Vietnam Tourism Association, “Rakuten Travel Bronze Award 2018” by the Japanese largest online travel agency – Rakuten Travel and “Golden Dragon Award 2018” by Vietnam Economic Times and Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Every year when the festive season is in (such is when you can hear the New Year themed ads with distinctive New Year themed songs play on repeat when grocery shopping), the same wonder seems to repeat. My eyes gazing on concerned individuals who are now my hubby and our 3-year old toddler but my mind transfixed on the next Christmas holiday destination. Where do we go next? So question to all the international families out there: Are you at home where you are? And when did / will you find it? Will you create it?
Having 3 different cultures in our little family and living in a place that is neither our hometown, my hubby and I both long accepted that sometimes it is okay to not know where your home is. People say “Home is where the Heart is”. Our hearts are those wild animals we simply think we can tame but in fact we may never be able to. Sometimes a heart can be anywhere it wants to be, or nowhere at all. A heart can go totally M.I.A. and the whole universe would rumble trying to find it. And it will come back. Sometimes in its new self. So that’s why in this sentimental season, we decide to travel.
Having a break is always a good thing. Truth is, we need breaks more than we think we do. Breaks for our minds. Breaks for our legs. Breaks for our souls. Breaks for space. Breaks from places. Breaks for nothing. Breaks for no one. Breaks for you. Breaks for me. Breaks for the little one. Break. The definition of which could be understood in many ways. To break, to divide. A recess, to pause, to stop. Temporarily or permanently.
Why do we and all the people try to do what we do, to be, to create, to make? We are all stories in the end. We live in the moments. We are the moments. The moments are us. Moments will be stories. Leave a good one, don’t we all want that? We teach our kids to never be nasty if they want a good story but I suppose we cannot guarantee that, right? So I guess the least we could try is not to live boringly. Go travel, find a new temporary home for our hearts this Christmas and perhaps next year too.
And occasionally we need to accept the fact that, in life or in our little family we can only inspire certain people so much, and every so often not enough for them to transform however. Sometimes people just need to experience life and learn to do things alone. Learn to say hello in a new language, learn how certain cultures celebrate the holidays different than ours or not celebrate at all. Get lost, and be found. Temporary escape. Momentary solitude. Pack your soul. “Hurry up, we are dreaming.” Feel the shiver. Touch the breeze. Taste the ocean. Taste the snow. Pick the berries. Pick those lava stones. Sit on a volcano. Sip that chai. Watch the sky blush as she slowly wakes up from her sleep behind the hunky mountains. Or that magical moment when the sun and the ocean meets. Crazy it is to think how certain things happen every day, 365 days a year for the entire time of our existence, yet we forget to make time for the magic, and we forget to make time for each other.
Be it a sister, a brother, a mother, a father, a husband, a wife, or a friend. Sometimes we just forget about the people who were there with us, for us. Sometimes we take their presence so granted that we fail to acknowledge our special people at all. Remember each other. Remember to love. Remember to remember.
Every year when the festive season is in, the same wonder seems to repeat. My eyes gazing on concerned individuals who are now my hubby and our 3-year old toddler but my mind transfixed on the next holiday destination. Where do we go next? So question to all the international families out there: Are you at home where you are? And when did / will you find it? Will you create it?
But after all, maybe I will just breathe, and have a good night sleep here in this strangely comfortable bed at this new place next to my loved ones. And wake up to a new year, new me, new us, and let the rest come as they will.
Text: Gia Tran
Photo: Gia’s Family Travel Photo
Furama Resort Danang has just been granted “Luxury Romantic Beach Resort” at the prestigious World Luxury Hotel Awards 2019. The winners of the annual World Luxury Hotel Awards were announced on 12 October 2019 at a glitzy affair at Arctic TreeHouse Hotel and SantaPark in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland.
Since 2006, the World Luxury Hotel Awards has served as the global recognition of hotels’ sustained commitment to service excellence and outstanding achievement in the international luxury hospitality industry, receiving over 300,000 votes from international travellers and leading tourism experts in their annual poll.
Furama Resort Danang is part of the Ariyana Tourism Complex which comprises of Furama Resort, 131 luxury Furama Villas, the upcoming 1,400 room-key Ariyana Beach Resort & Suites project, and the high-profile Ariyana Convention Centre, where a week-long series of APEC 2017 events was held. The 198-room Furama Resort with views of the pristine white sand beach shares architectural similarities with Furama Villas and connects to the villas to form a “romantic tropical haven” within the city centre.
Mr. Matthias Wiesmann, General Manager of Furama Resort Danang opined: “We feel honoured to be once again granted this esteemed award. The 4th award from World Luxury Hotel Awards for the 3rd consecutive year in a row is a tremendous honour for Furama Resort Danang in particular and for the whole Ariyana Tourism Complex in general, affirming our strong commitment on assuming responsibility for 5-star quality service and contributing significantly to the Danang’s hospitality reputation.”
This year, Furama Resort Danang has also achieved “Most popular M.I.C.E Resort in 2018” Award by Vietnam Tourism Association, “Rakuten Travel Bronze Award 2018” by the Japanese largest online travel agency – Rakuten Travel and “Golden Dragon Award 2018” by Vietnam Economic Times and Ministry of Planning and Investment.