PRN: Turner Selected to Manage Construction of Five-Star Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Turner Selected to Manage Construction of Five-Star Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner recently signed an agreement to manage construction of the Pullman Saigon Centre Project in Ho Chi Minh City. Developed by the consortium of Saigon Tourist, an enterprise that manages hotels, restaurants, and tours across Vietnam, Que Huong â�“ Liberty, a high-end hotel management group, and Invesco, an independent investment firm, the Kume Sekkei-designed business hotel will rise 28 stories and offer 328 guest rooms. The project is scheduled for completion in late 2013.
"Turner is very excited to work with the consortium on the Pullman Saigon Centre Project," said Jimmy Antzoulis, Vice President and Regional Manager, East Asia. He continued, "We feel our mission - to provide the highest level of service and value â�“ is a great fit with this group and we look forward to the successful completion of this hotel. It will be a welcome addition for visitors to Ho Chi Minh City and will provide guests with five-star amenities."
Turner has worked in Vietnam for six years, beginning with construction of the Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City. In addition to Pullman Saigon Center, which will be Turner's fifth landmark project in the country, the company has three other active projects in Vietnam; the JW Marriott Hotel and VietinBank Headquarters in Hanoi, and Springlight City in Ho Chi Minh City.
Turner's East Asia headquarters is in Ho Chi Minh City, with local offices in Kuala Lumpur and Seoul. Turner first established a presence in the region in 1965 in Hong Kong and has continued its Asian operations with notable projects in Taiwan, China and Singapore. Turner East Asia is currently managing a number of major projects totaling US $3 billion in construction volume.
Turner International is responsible for Turner's activities outside of the United States and Canada. Turner has successfully completed projects in 60 countries since 1965. The company maintains a regional and country-focused management structure to carry out building projects. Functioning on an agency project / construction management or consultancy basis the group provides clients with the accessibility and support of a local firm with the strength, stability and resources of an international company. With more than 1,000 employees, the company currently manages projects totaling more than 36.6 million square meters in building area with a value of US $39.1 billion.
Turner Construction Company is the leading general builder in the United States, ranking first or second in the major market segments of the building construction field. Founded in 1902, the firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, a publicly traded company and one of the world's leading international construction service providers.