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Rasavong to be the largest and tallest hotel in Laos

A 28-floor five star hotel, which is expected to be the largest hotel in Laos when completed in mid-2014, will be built to replace the current Rasavong Hotel in central Vientiane.



The old Rasavong hotel, located at Km 5, Saysettha district, Vientiane Capital will be demolished and will be replaced by new building.

The Regal Global Investment and Development Group, a Singaporean investor has now invested in the construction of the largest shopping mall “ Regal Megamall” in Laos with a total investment of almost US$1 billion.

The Regal Megamall is located at Km 7, Road No 13 North, near Sikhay market, Sikhottabong district, Vientiane Capital, which it is now under construction.

The signing ceremony of a Rasavong five-star hotel took place in Vientiane Capital, last Friday between Head of Economic Department of Ministry of National Defense Colonel Khammy Labounthanh and Chairman of Regal Global Investment and Development Group, Mr. Boris J. Ngo.

Rasavong five-star hotel construction project is the largest construction project in Vientiane Capital will comprise a shopping centre, a sport centre, entertainment place and other service facility.

New building hotel worth US$100 million will be designed to be built as 28 floors, 350 bedrooms, VIP rooms and a few VIP rooms.

The Ministry of National Defense holds 25 per cent of shares and the rest is the Regal Global Investment and Development Group.

The construction work will undertake for two-and-haft year, which expects to be started March 2012. Under the joint venture agreement is 99 years.
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Building of Vientiane's largest hotel “not cancelled”: official

The planned construction of what would be the largest hotel in central Vientiane has not been cancelled, despite setbacks that mean no progress has been made so far, a senior government official has said.

The Ministry of National Defence and the Singapore-based Regal Global Investment Development group signed an agreement back in September 2011 to build the joint-venture US$100 million hotel.

Construction of the 28-storey five star hotel was slated to start in early 2012, with the completion date set for the middle of 2014. But there has yet to be a groundbreaking ceremony for the project.

The signing ceremony and design details were reported in local media outlets including the Vientiane Times on September 20, 2011.

The hotel was to be built on a 120,000 square metre site to replace the existing Rasavong Hotel on Kaysone Phomvihane Avenue. But the Rasavong Hotel has not even been demolished.

Asked why no progress has been made, the official, who asked not to be named, said “There is a problem on the company's side.”

He said the project has not been cancelled, and officials in charge expect to hold talks with the investor in the coming weeks.

“The superior authority has already given the green light to build the hotel, so we will work to realise the project as planned,” he said.

“If the investor (Regal Global Investment Development Group) is unable to continue with the project, we will find another investor to take part in the joint venture. Other investors have expressed interest in the project.”

According to the terms of the agreement, the Ministry of Defence owns a 25 percent stake in the venture and the Regal Global investment Development group owns the balance.

Plans for the hotel described it as having 350 rooms including 20 VIP rooms and 30 suites. It was also to have a large shopping complex, restaurants, entertainment venues and a cinema.

If the project goes ahead, the hotel will provide high quality rooms that can accommodate businesspeople and dignitaries. It is expected that the hotel will create about 400 jobs.

The Regal Global Investment Development Group is also involved in another mega project which has seen no progress.

A few years ago, the Group was also given the green light by the Lao government to build the Regal Megamall City on Souphanouvong Avenue in Sikhay village, Sikhottabong district.

The development was slated to take three years to build and was touted as being one of the largest malls in Vientiane upon completion in 2014.

But no progress has been made on the US$50 million shopping mall to date. Officials in charge could not be contacted for an explanation as to why this was so.





By Times Reporters
(Latest Update January 14, 2013)

http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/FreeContent/FreeConten_Building.htm
 

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A real estate company in southwest China's Chongqing has invested 150 million U.S. dollars in building the 150,000-square-meter plaza, which will include a modern shopping mall, offices, a hotel, apartment blocks and a medical center.

The five-star hotel, planned to reach 138 meters in height, will be a new landmark in Vientiane.

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- Portofino Hotel
333 superior rooms, 32 floors, 138 meters high

- Latsavong Plaza (Residential Tower)
20 floors

- Latsavong Plaza (Office Tower)
20 floors, 20,000 sq m of office spaces

- Latsavong Plaza (Shopping Center)
6 floors, 40,000 sq m of retail spaces
 
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