Meliá Hotels International has entered Myanmar with the signing of Meliá Yangon, furthering the group’s presence in Southeast Asia. The new-build 400-room hotel will be situated in downtown Yangon next to Inya Lake, with close access to Yangon International Airport. The project will be developed by Hoang Anh Gia Lai Myanmar a Vietnam-based real estate company. It will be part of a mixed-use complex including office buildings, apartments and a commercial centre.
Bernardo Cabot, VP Asia Pacific at Melia Hotels International, said: “Meliá Yangon represents a new milestone for our committed growth in Asia Pacific and we are eager to bring our most internationally recognised brand, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, to Myanmar thanks to the confidence and support of our partner Hoang Anh Gia Lai Myanmar. This hotel will boost our brand awareness within the region, whilst providing the platform in which to expand to other locations within the country.”
Melia has been growing of late. In April, the group announced three new hotels in Vietnam and Indonesia.