Melia Hotels International is expanding its presence in Asia Pacific.
The Spanish hotel company has announced its entry into Myanmar, a key growth market, with the signing of Melia Yangon due to open in Q4 of 2015.
As the former capital of Myanmar, Yangon remains the country’s largest city and main economic hub. Following economic liberalisation measures in 2011, it has become one of the fastest growing hospitality markets in the world.
The Melia Yangon project will be develop by local real estate company Hoang Anh Gia Lai Myanmar, and be part of a mixed-use complex that includes office buildings, apartments and a commercial centre.
The new-build 429-room property will have a prime location in downtown Yangon, next to Inya Lake, offering fast access to the airport and the highway to the capital city. The brand’s signature The Level rooms will also be offered at Melia Yangon, as will a YHI spa, a variety of restaurants and a number of flexible meeting facilities.
“Melia Yangon represents a new milestone for our committed growth in Asia Pacific and we are eager to bring our most international brand to Myanmar, thanks to the confidence and support of our partner HAGL,” said Bernardo Cabot, Melia Hotels International’s vice president Asia-Pacific.
“This outstanding hotel will boost our brand awareness within the region, and I’m sure it will be the opening door to get into other destinations within the country”.
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