YANGON, MYANMAR — (hospitalitybusinessnews.com) Meliá Hotels International has opened the Meliá Yangon, the first hotel operated by the brand in the country and a strategic project for its expansion strategy in the Asia Pacific region.
Yangon is the country’s largest city and remains the biggest commercial center and main transit hub of the country, as well as home to historical colonial buildings and landscape. The hotel is located on Kaba Aye Pagoda Rd., a short distance to the city center as well as to Yangon International Airport and the Shwedagon Pagoda. The city’s shopping mall, Myanmar Plaza, is adjacent to the hotel.
Overlooking the Inya Lake, the hotel provides 430 modern rooms furnished with state-of-the-art amenities. Exclusive privileges are available on The Level, the brand’s signature executive floor, such as access to The Level Lounge on the top floor with 360-degrees views of the city and Inya Lake.
The property’s three high-end restaurants include The Market, an all-day dining restaurant in an authentic open market setting; The Lantern, serving reinterpreted classics; and in a few weeks, Olea restaurant will open and offer European cuisine. At the end of the year, the hotel will introduce a Hollywood golden age atmosphere in the Garbo Bar, named after the actress Greta Garbo.
An on-site convention area provides various sizes of ballrooms and function rooms equipped with the latest technology for events. The hotel’s facilities also includes an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and a soon-to-open YHI spa.