Best Western International launches third hotel in Myanmar

PETALING JAYA (May 7): Best Western International Inc is expanding in Myanmar with the opening of its 91-room premier hotel – Best Western Premier Hotel Shwe Pyi Thar, taking over the management of the existing Hotel Shwe Pyi Thar, in Mandalay.

“Best Western International has identified Myanmar as a key market for our future expansion in Southeast Asia… We look forward to showcasing our highest level of comfort and facilities to guests in this exciting country,” said Best Western International managing director of international operations (Asia) Olivier Berrivin yesterday in a press statement.

Superior rooms have a built-up of 355.2 sq ft while a presidential suite has a built-up of 4,090.3 sq ft. Each room will also feature a flat screen LCD television and free WiFi services.

Best Western Premier Hotel Shwe Pyi Thar also has facilities such as a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, fitness centre, spa services, boutique retail outlets and a ballroom measuring about 7,100 sq ft. Brand Western International will be expanding the building, adding 200 more rooms by 4Q2016.

“Mandalay is a city with a rich history and a bright future… The expansion work is being planned, combined with the input of Best Western’s international standards of guest service, [and we] will usher in a new and exciting era for the hotel and the city,” said Best Western International senior vice-president of brand management Ron Pohl in the same statement.

The hotel chain first entered Myanmar in 2013 with the launch of the Best Western Green Hill Hotel in Yangon, followed by the launch of Best Western Chinatown Hotel last month. The company has additional plans for expansion in Myanmar, including the opening of its second hotel in Mandalay and its first ever property in the country’s new capital city, Nay Pyi Taw.

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