Accor announces Southeast Asia expansion

Accor will develop three newly built hotels in Myanmar – an MGallery hotel in Naypyidaw, Novotel Yangon Max and Novotel Mandalay Mingalar – representing the group’s 18th market in the region. These three developments represent another step towards the company’s goal of operating 700 hotels in Asia-Pacific by 2015.

The upscale MGallery hotel in the heart of Naypyidaw, Myanmar’s capital city, will be the city’s first international brand hotel. The property will welcome guests with 168 rooms, one meeting hall, four meeting rooms, a cigar bar and two dining outlets, including an Italian restaurant. The newly-built property, expected to open this year, will be located near the City Hall, Water Park and Gem Museum, and 20 minutes from Naypyidaw International Airport.

In Yangon, the country’s former capital and an important economic center for trade and tourism, Novotel Yangon Max will be completed by the end of 2013. This newly built 366-room hotel will provide three restaurants – including a rooftop French restaurant – a bar, a 10,764 square foot banquet room, eight meeting rooms, a swimming pool and wellness center. The hotel is within walking distance of Shwedagon Pagoda, Bogyoke Aung San Market, Inya Lake, Junction Square Shopping Centre, and a 20-minute drive from Yangon International Airport.

Novotel Mandalay Mingalar, a newly-built hotel scheduled to open in in 2015, will have 280 rooms, two restaurants, two bars, a ballroom, four meeting rooms, a swimming pool, and wellness center. The hotel is near the Maha Muni Pagoda, Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery, Mandalay Hill, and a 40-minute drive from Mandalay International Airport. Mandalay is located 444 miles north of Yangon, on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River, and is the second-largest city in Myanmar.

MGallery is a collection of 50 hotels. Launched in 2008 by Accor, it now covers five continents and will grow to over 100 locations by late 2015. Meanwhile, as the mid-scale hotel brand within the Accor group portfolio, Novotel offers close to 400 hotels and resorts in 60 countries.

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