Parkroyal Nay Pyi Taw opens in Myanmar’s capital

Pan Pacific Hotels Group opened the Parkroyal Nay Pyi Taw, the first international hotel in the capital of Myanmar, Nay Pyi Taw. The launch also makes Parkroyal the first international hotel brand in Myanmar to enjoy a presence in two major cities - the commercial center, Yangon, and the administrative seat of the government, Nay Pyi Taw.

Set within landscaped gardens, the 180-room Parkroyal Nay Pyi Taw opens with 90 rooms, with the remainder expected to be fully operational by the end of the year. The hotel offers an all-day dining restaurant, spa, gym, swimming pool and a range of meeting facilities.

Nay Pyi Taw is the third largest city in Myanmar. As the capital, Nay Pyi Taw is expected to host a line-up of international events, starting with the ASEAN Leadership Forum this May. Located within the vicinity of the Myanmar International Convention Centre, the official venue of government functions, Parkroyal Nay Pyi Taw anticipates being the accommodation of choice for many foreign and local dignitaries.

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As the second Parkroyal hotel in Myanmar, Parkroyal Nay Pyi Taw builds upon the success of Parkroyal Yangon which opened 12 years ago. Parkroyal Yangon is undergoing a series of renovations this year to refresh its lobby, dining spaces, as well as meeting and entertainment facilities.

The opening of Parkroyal Nay Pyi Taw under a management contract, and the refurbishment of Parkroyal Yangon comes on the heels of another recent development of the group in Myanmar. Last November, Pan Pacific Hotels Group announced a conditional joint venture with Shwe Taung Group to develop the first "Pan Pacific" hotel in Myanmar. Scheduled to open in 2017, the 348-room Pan Pacific Yangon will be located in the heart of Yangon city center, opposite the Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market.

Elsewhere in Asia Pacific, the group is on track to open its fifth property in China - Pan Pacific Hotel and Serviced Suites Tianjin - later this year. By 2017, it is also scheduled to launch five more "Pan Pacific" and Parkroyal hotels in Australia, China and Indonesia.