Pan Pacific Hotels Group has officially opened a Parkroyal property in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital of Myanmar.
Hotels in Myanmar have traditionally been much pricier than those in other developing nations such as Vietnam, Indonesia and Laos due to the country's highly controlled economy, as well as the lack of competition within the hospitality industry.
However, since moving towards a democracy in 2011, the country has benefited from the lifting of many economic sanctions, and growing investor interest. International hotel brands such as Best Western (see here) and now Pan Pacific have since developed and open new properties in the country.
Parkroyal Nay Pyi Taw is the second Parkroyal-branded property in the country following the opening of Parkroyal Yangon 12 years ago. The latter is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment to refresh its lobby, dining spaces as well as meeting and entertainment facilities.
Presidential suite living and dining area
Nay Pyi Taw is the third largest city in Myanmar, and replaced Yangon as the capital of Myanmar in 2005. As a fast-growing city, Nay Pyi Taw is expected to hold a number of international events over the coming years, starting with the Asean Leadership Forum next month.
The new Parkroyal property is located within the new developing Dekkhinathiri township, and is a 40-minute drive from Nay Pyi Taw International Airport. It is also in the immediate vicinity of the Ruby Hall, the venue for the 2014 Asean Summit, and the Myanmar International Conventional Centre.
VIP call room
The hotel expects to be the accommodation of choice for many foreign and local dignitaries during the upcoming government functions.
Yadanar banquet hall
Parkroyal Nay Pyi Taw features 180 guestrooms, but only half of the rooms have been open. The remainder are expected to be fully operational by the end of the year.
Guests staying at the club floor will have access to the Orchid Club that offers all-day snacks, evening happy hour cocktails, 10 minutes of free local calls per day, as well as pressing of two pieces of clothing daily. Other facilities include an all-day dining restaurant, spa, gym, swimming pool and a range of meeting spaces.
For more information, visit parkroyalhotels.com/en/hotels-resorts/myanmar/naypyitaw.html