Accor Signs Three Hotels in Myanmar
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Accor has signed three newly built hotels in Myanmar – an MGallery hotel in Naypyidaw, Novotel Yangon Max, and Novotel Mandalay Mingalar.
Myanmar is the group’s 18th market in the region. Michael Issenberg, Chairman and Chief Operating Officer for Accor Asia Pacific, said, “Southeast Asia has long been a focus market for Accor, and as Myanmar’s tourism industry develops, we see significant growth potential for international hotel operators with long-term experience in the region. These three developments represent yet another step towards our goal of operating 700 hotels in Asia Pacific by 2015.”
The upscale MGallery hotel will be located in the heart of Naypyidaw, Myanmar’s capital city. The property will welcome guests with 168 rooms, 1 meeting hall, 4 meeting rooms, a cigar bar and 2 dining outlets, including an Italian restaurant. The newly-built property, expected to open this year, will be located a mere 15 minutes’ drive from the City Hall, Water Park and Gem Museum, and 20 minutes from Naypyidaw International Airport.
In Yangon, the country’s former capital and an important economic centre for trade and tourism, Novotel Yangon Max will be completed by the end of 2013. This newly built 366-room hotel will feature 3 restaurants – including a rooftop French restaurant – a bar, a 1,000 square meter banquet room, 8 meeting rooms, a swimming pool and wellness centre. The hotel is within walking distance of Shwedagon Pagoda, Bogyoke Aung San Market, Inya Lake, Junction Square Shopping Centre, and a 20-minute drive from Yangon International Airport.
Novotel Mandalay Mingalar, a newly-built hotel scheduled to open in in 2015, will have 280 rooms, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, a ballroom, 4 meeting rooms, a swimming pool, and wellness centre. Situated in a prime location, the hotel is near the Maha Muni Pagoda, Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery, Mandalay Hill, and a 40-minute drive from Mandalay International Airport. Mandalay is located 716 km north of Yangon on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River and is the second-largest city in Myanmar.
“With Myanmar expecting a strong increase in international arrivals this year, we look forward to being a part of the development of the country’s tourism infrastructure,” said Robert Murray, Chief Operating Officer, Accor South East and North East Asia. “We expect business and leisure travellers alike will feel welcome at our iconic MGallery and Novotel branded hotels.”