Kempinski Announces First Hotel in Myanmar

Kempinski Announces First Hotel in Myanmar
The 141-room and suite hotel will begin welcoming guests on November 1, 2014 in time for the first ASEAN Summit to be held in the country. Reservations can now be made via Kempinski.com/.

The newly built property is located near the Myanmar International Convention Center (MICC), just a short drive from the capital's international airport. Spread over four villas, the hotel features 141 rooms and suites, including the Grand Royal Suite, which, at 1,000 square meters, is the largest in the country.

The hotel design was conceived with the heritage of Burma in mind and an emphasis on local arts, crafts and furnishings. High ceilings and broad windows overlook the extensive gardens, creating a soothing environment in which to relax. The internal room features are controlled by individual iPads. The hotel will offer complimentary wireless Internet access to its guests.

A total of five restaurants and bars will feature local ingredients and flavors complemented by European culinary tradition. Six meeting rooms including the Kispanadi Ballroom can accommodate up to 400 guests for a variety of private and business-related functions. A full-service business centre addresses any business or secretarial needs. Leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and fitness centre. Kempinski The Spa will be added in 2015.

In keeping with local tradition, Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw features a spectacular teakwood Royal Pavilion inspired by the architecture of the early Kone Baung dynasty of the 18th century. In ancient times, pavilions in Myanmar were the welcoming lounges of palaces and provided relaxation for visiting diplomats, kings and royalty.

“Our mission and our promise is to make the property the most luxurious hotel in Myanmar,” said Mr. Franck Droin, general manager of Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw. “We are confident that Nay Pyi Taw will soon be a popular destination with international leisure and business travellers seeking a relaxing alternative to Yangon.”

Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw offers visitors a tranquil base camp from which to explore the beauty of Myanmar. The hotel's fleet of BMW automobiles makes exploring surrounding sites such as the Bagan temple complex, Inle Lake, Mount Popa, the Poe Kyar elephant camp and other Nay Pyi Taw and Mandalay cultural heritage sites easy and convenient.

Nay Pyi Taw is an administrative centre for businesses applying for permits to operate in Myanmar. The city also regularly hosts government delegates and organizations, such as the upcoming ASEAN Summit, which will take place in November.

To celebrate the opening the hotel is offering an introductory rate from $180 for a Premier suite until December 31, 2014, subject to availability and advance booking.

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