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  • Lamarck University Story

Lamarck University StoryDesign Notes

JW Marriott Phu Quoc, the first resort branded JW Marriot in Vietnam, is honored to have Mr. Bill Bensley incorporate an inspirational story of the legendary Lamarck University (Lam U) into its design. This story was inspired when he first witnessed the wild beauty of tropical paradise, Phu Quoc Island.

As the story goes, Lamarck University was founded by the French in 1894 and was the first university in Phu Quoc at that time. The school is named after the French naturalist Jean Baptiste Lamarck and is located in the busy commercial area near Bai Kem. With many great scientific studies contributing to human knowledge, Lamarck University has quickly became one of the leading universities in Asia specializing in the field of natural science.

In the 1940s, the French left and Lamarck University was forced to close. Many years later, one of the largest investors in Vietnam, Sun Group, decided to "restore" this prestigious school, but in a unique style with a completely new name: JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa. They invited "Resort Prince" Bill Bensley to survey and design the school into one of the World's Classiest Resorts. In 2017, Lamarck University was reborn as a five-star resort and hotel complex in Phu Quoc, stretching on the beautiful white sand and turquoise water, and managed by JW Marriott brand. JW Marriott Phu Quoc is the newest resort with 243 specially designed rooms. This reincarnation is referred to as "convergence" when the unique design language meets the world-class service: Crafted Service, Sophisticated Cuisine, and Authentic Value.

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DISCOVER OUR RESORT JW Marriott is the first project of Sun Group in the South of Pearl Island. It is also the first project in Phu Quoc that meets the international 5 star luxury standards.

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay
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Bill Bensley
The king of exotic luxury resorts

Bill Bensley is recognized by Architectural Digest magazine to have changed the resort and spa designing mindset around the world. He was ranked in the Top 5 Architects in the world for four consecutive years.JW Marriott Resort Phu Quoc Emerald Bay, his second cooperation with Sun Group, appears as an old Academy presenting the encounter of the ancient and modern, the East and West, and especially the perfect combination of the unique architecture and crafted service. Arriving at the resort, visitors will feel like they have stepped back in the time as they wanted around the legendary Lamarck University, examining various departments such as the Department of Zoology, Department of Botany, Department of Chemical, or Department of Architecture.

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