Tue, 20 December 2016

Dusit Signs 338-Room Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar

Dusit has signed a management agreement with Myanmar V-Pile Group for a Dusit Thani hotel in Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon).

Located just 15 minutes by car from Yangon International Airport, and approximately 20 minutes drive from the citys main tourist attraction, the Shwedagon Pagoda, the new property will be at the heart of land earmarked by the Myanmar government to become a new business district.

Dusit Thani Yangon will be a mixed-use development incorporating a convention center, offices, retail units and residences.

The hotel will comprise 338 rooms and feature one all-day-dining restaurant, Dusits signature Thai restaurant, Benjarong, and one rooftop restaurant and bar.

Dusit Thani Yangon

Meeting facilities will include a 400-seat ballroom with adjoining conference rooms.

Guests will also have access to a swimming pool, gym, and the luxurious Devarana Spa.

Ms Suphajee Suthumpun, Group CEO of Dusit International, said, Myanmar is a fast-emerging market and we are delighted to partner with Myanmar V-Pile Group for this very special project. Being one of the first corporate and MICE city hotels within Yangons new Central Business District gives us a great opportunity to showcase our unique brand of gracious Thai hospitality in one of the ASEAN Economic Communitys largely untapped markets. This should set us up perfectly for further expansion within the country, including key destinations such as Bagan, Mandalay, and Inle Lake, as well as throughout Southeast Asia in general, where we already have over 20 properties in the pipeline.

Yangon welcomed 1.3 million international arrivals in 2015, an increase of 15% from 2014, and the figures are only expected to grow as Myanmar continues to open up to foreign investment and tourism. Myanmars government is aiming to attract 7.48 million annual visitors to the country by 2020.

The Dusit Thani Yangon is slated to open at the end of 2019.

Dr Sone Han, Chairman of Myanmar V-Pile Group, said, As Myanmar is the last frontier market in Asia, and the hotel and tourism industry is growing very fast, our group is very excited to commence our first phase of the Secondary Central Business District (Mindhama) project, which will include the five-star Dusit Thani Yangon together with the new, international standard Myanmar Convention Center. We are delighted to partner with Dusit International, and we believe that Dusit Thani Yangon will very much work in synergy with our Second CBD project while delighting visitors with the gracious hospitality for which Dusit is renowned.

See also: Myanmar Tourism Update by Minister of Tourism and Hotels - HD Video.

See other recent news regarding: Dusit, Yangon, Myanmar.

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