Billionaires across the globe on Friday flew to
Da Nang central city in their private planes for a financial and tourism conference.
The workshop, titled Creative Connection, was hosted by UK bank Standard Chartered and organized by a Singaporean PR agency at the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in the coastal city of
Da Nang from November 15 to 17.
The former British Prime Minister - Tony Blair, who had been invited to deliver a speech at the event, arrived in the city on November 16 via his black private jet Blair Force One, reportedly worth US$48.36 million.
The former PM was the only attendee who arranged to have his aircraft landed and put under tight security at the military terminal belonging to ’s air force.
A source close to Tuoi Tre said the event attracted more than 120 guests who arrived in Da Nang from many financial centers worldwide via 19 costly private jets and a charter flight from .
The attendees were billionaires from financial and tourism hubs in , Hong Kong, , the , , and . They landed in planes numbered N383AJ, VPBJT, TPJ57DP, JJA095, and AJ 601.
The 11 private jets are under tight security at
Da Nang airport.
The attendees were going to enjoy a dinner in Hoi An on Saturday. But both the city and its renowned Old Quarter were heavily flooded that day, so the dinner was relocated to the resort.
Normally, local residents and tourists can pay VND700,000 for a ticket to tour and take photos at the resort, but admission was suspended during the three days of the conference.
It is reported that the organizers booked all of the rooms at the InterContinental for the event.
Room rates range from VND7 million to VND120 million ($350 - $6,000).
One of the attendees, a CEO, booked the Royal Residence room for three nights at $6,000 each. Earlier this year a Saudi Arabian princess also chose to stay in this room during her visit to
Da Nang .
By the end of Sunday, all of the guests had checked out and left .
Peninsula Resort is a luxury resort and spa with 700-metre private beach in
Danang, . It has been named as Asia’s Leading New Resort and ’s Leading Resort at the World Travel Awards.The awards ceremony was held in Dubai in the on 01.10.2013. Only 30 minutes away from
Airport and 45 minutes away from the world heritage site of Hoi An.
Peninsula is the mastery of traditional Vietnamese design meets modern architectural flair in this distinctive retreat within the dense rainforest of mythical
Mountain . There are 180 rooms; 5 seaside villas; private swimming pool; and 20 "Atrium suites" on each range.