Published on : Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam is stepping into 2020 with a clear vision: to up the eco, elevate the wellbeing, and embolden all experiences to ensure that it continues to make its presence on Vietnam’s central coast as positive as possible.
“2020 isn’t just a new decade,” comments General Manager Blaise Montanden, “it’s an opportunity for us to cement a new way of operations – in the travel industry as a whole – that considers the social, cultural and environmental needs of our respective destinations as much as we consider our guests and staff.”
Here’s what’s new at The Nam Hai in 2020 (inspired by 2019’s successes):
Upping the Eco
From The Heart of the Earth Spa to its onsite herb and vegetable farm, Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai has long harboured a deep respect for Mother Nature. In December 2019, the Resort began producing and bottling Pure – its own triple-filtrated water – cutting an estimated 5.8 tons of plastic waste annually. The Resort has also partnered with Soap for Hope, a non-profit organisation that collects unfinished soaps, then sanitizes and processes into new ones to be donated to communities in need. 2020 will see the introduction of solar-powered water heaters for all forty Pool Villas, and an onsite self-refining coconut plant as well as a partnership with local farmers to produce natural, pesticide-free compost.
“It all comes full circle when we have compost made from food waste we contributed,” shares Resort Manager Bryan Ruch. “Then our efforts are fully realised in the environment around us.”
The Nam Hai will aim to combine food wastes with plant trimmings and other organic materials to make high-grade compost, which will be used to fertile the Resort’s 35 hectares (87 acres) of landscaping as well as its onsite farm.
The Heart of the Earth Spa
Named Best Emotional Recovery Space in the Condé Nast Traveller Spa Awards 2019 and Global Wellness Resort of the Year at the SpaChina Awards 2019, The Heart of The Earth Spa continues to inspire guests to connect to the Earth’s natural wonders to improve their inner and outer wellbeing. For 2020, the Spa will launch its own line of “earth-to-body” coconut oils, cultivated from the Resort’s 4,500 coconut trees and created onsite further linking guests to Mother Earth.
Following the success of 2019’s Visiting Masters program, 2020’s program will see the return of Rashdy Ahmad (The Healing Hand), Marco Della Valle (Sixth Sense Readings), Patricia Sharkey (Aura-Soma Colour Therapy) and Christopher Harrison (father of Aerial Yoga), alongside three new masters: Zarah Kumara, founder of White Light Yoga, who works with individuals to harmonise the physical and subtle bodies, guiding them to their highest selves; Ryko Kalinko, an internationally renowned healer who unites western and eastern approaches in his pioneering massage-meditation modality, Guided Chi Healing; and Alex Scrimgeour, renowned acupuncturist and massage therapist who specialises in the extraordinary Dien Chan Facial Reflexology.
Beyond the Private Bar
From 2020, guests will be able to shop in in-villa privacy with the launch of The Nam Hai’s Beyond the Private Bar service. A hand-selected collection of gifts and goodies will be on display in each room, available to purchase through the mini bar. From an exclusive Four Seasons aluminium water bottle to locally-made water buffalo and dragon toys; signature Nam Hai scrub to the purest virgin coconut oil, each item offers a lovely connection to the destination, and many support the work of small Vietnamese producers.
The Nam Hai’s hugely popular weekly theme nights are back in 2020, bigger, brighter and bolder than ever. New to the line-up is Maharaja Night at Cafe Nam Hai, a regal celebration of tongue-tingling tandoors and spicy curries, royal pakora and kathi rolls, bhajis and biryanis, plus the sweetest saffron ice cream on the Vietnamese coast.
In addition, the Resort will host a weekly Lobster Night (a four-course Cafe Nam Hai feast dedicated the Nha Trang region’s delicious King of Seafood; Bounty of the Sea (a La Sen seafood buffet featuring locally-caught raw bar, ceviches, oysters, poke bowls, and plates of paella); Street Food Market (an edible journey from Hanoi to Hue, Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh, featuring food carts overflowing with banh my, banh xeo, bun bo Hue noodle soup, banh bot loc and more); and Smoke House (a tribute to the art of fire grilling, featuring wagyu ribeye, Iberico pork ribs, house-smoked beef brisket, and rotisserie chicken). Each immersive night is accompanied by traditional music or dance.
From a weekend getaway to a weeklong retreat, 2020 will see value-added offers across the board at Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai. The Hoi An Getaway offers 20 percent off the Bed and Breakfast rate, while the Private Retreat package extends an exclusive home-away-from-home rate for seven or more nights in any Pool Villa, including daily breakfast, butler service, premium internet and round-trip airport transfers.
Source:- Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts