The Da Lat People's Committee issued a decision on October 18, imposing a fine on the main investor of the hotel, Khai Vy company. They have been instructed by authorities to cease the construction of infrastructure without obtaining proper approval. Failure to secure approval within 90 days will result in the company being obligated to dismantle any construction that violates regulations.
The Merperle Dalat Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Da Lat City, situated in the Central Highlands. Previously known as the Saigon Moi Hotel, it was initially established in 2009. However, in 2018, Khai Vy took over the hotel and embarked on an ambitious project to revamp the property. A brand-new 10-floor hotel with two basements was constructed on the same site, offering an impressive array of over 400 luxurious 5-star hotel rooms. The total investment for this remarkable undertaking has been estimated at VND1 trillion. Presently, the hotel is nearing completion, making its final touches before opening its doors to guests.
On October 11th, it was discovered that the project's floor area exceeded the approved size by 4,450 m2. This additional floor space is located in the two basements and the roof of the structure. On August 18th, the company made a request to modify the project's design to match the excess floor area. The Lam Dong Provincial People's Committee accepted this request; however, they have requested that the firm refrain from removing specific beams that could potentially impact the quality and stability of the structure.
After undergoing a change in functions and expanding the project's scope, the Department of Finance has been directed to collaborate with relevant entities. Their primary objective is to ensure the company meets all its financial obligations effectively.