Las Vegas comes to Vietnam via the Ho Tram Strip, a US$4.2 billion, 9,000 room integrated luxury resort and entertainment destination.

The resort will be Vietnam’s largest single tourism venture and it wll be built on the white sand beaches of Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province, in southern Vietnam.

Designed by renowned Las Vegas architect Paul Steelman, and themed on the concept of environmental preservation and conservation, Project I of the Ho Tram Strip will resemble a wildlife preserve, highlighting the lush natural beauty of the area while showcasing Vietnamese and Asian culture. Phase 1 of the project calls for a five-star hotel resort with 1,100 rooms, a championship golf course designed by Greg Norman, and Vietnam’s first Las Vegas-style casino.

The second phase will include an additional resort, another casino and more restaurants and nightclubs. When the Ho Tram Strip is complete there will be five resorts and a conference center.

Construction of Project 1 (Phase 1 and 2) – including the two five-star hotels, Vietnam’s first Las Vegas-style casinos and the specially designed Greg Norman golf course – is scheduled to commence in the second half of 2008 and be completed by 2011. The entire 169 hectares of the Ho Tram Strip, featuring five Las Vegas-style integrated resorts, is scheduled to be completely developed and operational within ten years.

Source : Official Website / luxury-insider