Best Western to expand in Mandalay, Myanmar in 2015

Best Western International announced its expansion in Myanmar with the signing of its first hotel in Mandalay. Mandalay is Myanmar's second largest city and economic hub in the northern region of the country.

The Mandalay opening will continue Best Western's expansion in Myanmar, which commenced in 2013 with the opening of the Best Western Green Hill Hotel in Yangon. This opening made Best Western the first US-based hotel group to re-enter Myanmar since the country opened up to the international community.

In addition to the midscale properties in Yangon and Mandalay, Best Western also announced plans to open a luxury Best Western Premier hotel in Myanmar's capital Nay Pyi Taw.

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Scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2015, the new midscale hotel will have 108 rooms, all equipped with international amenities such as LCD TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity.

The new Best Western hotel in Mandalay will join the company's existing portfolio of almost 200 hotels and resorts either operating or under development across Asia and the Middle East, including 86 in Southeast Asia. The company expects to increase its regional collection to 300 properties in the next few years. Best Western first launched in Asia and the Middle East in 2001 and now covers 27 countries in the region.



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