Bensley Designs JW Marriott in Vietnam
Resort to feature learning academy motif
JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts is gearing up to debut a flagship locale in Vietnam later this month. Bangkok-based architect/interior designer/landscape designer Bill Bensley created the luxury property on Phu Quoc island, weaving a visual narrative based on a learning academy throughout the 243-key resort.
Accommodations at JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort and Spa. Photo: Courtesy of JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort and Spa
Each building within the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort and Spa is modeled after an academic department. Starting at about 580 sq. ft., the resort’s accommodations will include guest rooms, suites, apartments and villas featuring what project participants describe as a whimsical look.
Photo: Courtesy of JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort and Spa
The property’s F&B concepts will include Tempus Fugit (meaning “Time Flies” in English), which will serve Vietnamese, Japanese and French cuisine; Red Rum, a casual beachside seafood grill; Pink Pearl, which will offer Cantonese dishes in a beachfront mansion; and the Department of Chemistry Bar, a cocktail spot overlooking Emerald Bay.
The lobby at Tempus Fugit. Photo: Courtesy of JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort and Spa
Other resort amenities will consist of outdoor pools, a Spa by JW, entertainment and recreation facilities, 11,840 sq. ft. of meeting space, a 7,700-sq.-ft. grand ballroom and breakout rooms.