Hilton Worldwide made its foray into Myanmar with the opening of Hilton Nay Pyi Taw in the country’s capital, the American hospitality company said.
The 202-room Hilton Nay Pyi Taw spans more than 100 acres and is situated within the capital’sdeveloping Dekhina Thiri township.
Owned by local firm Eden Group Company Ltd and managed by Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Nay Pyi Taw is close to Nay Pyi Taw’s main government administrative offices and 24 kilometres from the Nay Pyi Taw International Airport.
The hotel is also located near Ruby Hall, the meetings and conventions venue at which the upcoming Ninth East Asia Summit will be held in November.
“We are thrilled to be one of the first global hospitality companies to fly our flag in Myanmar,” said Rob Palleschi, global head, full service brands, Hilton Worldwide.
In a bid to cater to Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE), Hilton Nay Pyi Taw offers five function spaces including a standing reception area that can accommodate up to 410 people in the 458 square-metre ballroom, Hilton said.
Hilton Nay Pyi Taw offers three restaurant and bar options – The Elements, an all-day dining restaurant; The Axis Lounge, the hotel’s lobby lounge; and Boardwalk, the hotel’s poolside bar.
The hotel also offers recreational and wellness facilities onsite which include spa, outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and tennis court.
“The opening of Hilton Nay Pyi Taw … marks the entry of the company into the dynamic and emerging market of Myanmar,” said Martin Rinck, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide.
“As we expand our footprint in this wonderful country, we are exceptionally thrilled to contribute towards Myanmar’s growing travel and tourism sector, as well as its social and economic progress,” added Rinck.
Hilton said it is “creating exciting opportunities” for its team members – almost all of whom are hired locally – through its training and development programs.
“These programs equip team members to offer world-class hospitality experiences,” the hotelier said in a statement.
Hilton Hotels and Resorts is owned by the Blackstone Group, an American private equity firm.
Its 2013 revenue stood at $9.735 billion.
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