The first five-star standard Muong Thanh Hotel was officially opened in the southern city of Can Tho on April 28, with the attendance of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and a number of state officials.

Covering an area of 1.7 hectares on the Cai Khe river islet in Ninh Kieu district, the hotel was built at a total cost of 800 billion VND (37.3 million USD).

The 19-storey hotel has 309 superior guest rooms in line with five-star standards, a restaurant and four conference rooms with 1,200 seat capacity.

Muong Thanh Can Tho Hotel, the 30th of its kind in the country, will help increase the number of high-standard rooms in the locality.

There are now 180 hotels in Can Tho City, including four four-star hotels, seven three-star hotels and one five-star hotel, with the total guest rooms of 5,302.

According to Vo Thi Hong Anh, Vice Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Committee, the five-star hotel, together with Vingroup’s new commercial building, hotel and conference complex, will improve local capacity to organise national and international conferences from mid 2016.-VNA