Kempinski Hotels will be opening its first property in Myanmar with the Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw. The 141-room and suite hotel will begin welcoming guests on Nov. 1, in time for the first ASEAN Summit to be held in the country.
The newly-built property is located near the Myanmar International Convention Center (MICC), a short drive from the capital’s international airport. Spread over four villas, the hotel has 141 rooms and suites, including the Grand Royal Suite, the largest suite in the country.
The hotel’s architecture is by Jewellery Luck Architects, the interior is by Leo International Design Group, and the furnishings are by Kanok Furniture and Decoration.
The hotel's design was conceived with the heritage of Burma in mind and an emphasis on local arts, crafts and furnishings. Upon completion, there will be high ceilings and broad windows that overlook the gardens. The internal room features will be controlled by individual iPads. The hotel will also offer complimentary wireless Internet access.
A total of five restaurants and bars will be available, and will serve local ingredients complemented by European culinary tradition. Six meeting rooms including the Kispanadi Ballroom will be able to accommodate up to 400 guests for a variety of private and business-related functions. There will also a full-service business center. Leisure facilities will include an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and fitness center. Kempinski The Spa will be added in 2015.
In keeping with local tradition, Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw will have a teakwood Royal Pavilion inspired by the architecture of the early Kone Baung dynasty of the 18th century. In ancient times, pavilions in Myanmar were the welcoming lounges of palaces and provided relaxation for visiting diplomats, kings and royalty.
Nay Pyi Taw is an administrative center for businesses applying for permits to operate in Myanmar. The city also regularly hosts government delegates and organizations, such as the upcoming ASEAN Summit, which will take place in November.
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