Shangri-La breaks ground on second hotel in Yangon, Myanmar
Thursday, 2 January 2014 00:00
Shangri-La has broken ground on what will be its second hotel in Yangon, Myanmar.
With a prime location on the banks of Kandawgyi Lake, the 350-room Lakeside Shangri-La, Yangon, scheduled to open in 2017, will command magnificent views of the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda and the lake.
The hotel site is near the new Shangri-La Residences, Yangon, which are also managed by Shangri-La.
The Hong Kong-based hotel group has been operating in Myanmar since 1996 when it opened the 334-room Traders Hotel, Yangon.
â€śThe steady increase of domestic and foreign investment in Myanmarâ€™s economic capital makes Yangon an important commercial centre,â€ť said Shangri-La President and Chief Executive Officer, Greg Dogan. â€śAlong with the cityâ€™s period buildings, traditional architecture and historic charms, itâ€™s easy to see the multi-faceted attractions of Yangon. We look forward to further contributing to the cityâ€™s tourism and welcoming visitors with Shangri-Laâ€™s hospitality from the heart.â€ť
In addition to 350 guestrooms and suites, the Lakeside Shangri-La, Yangon will have three restaurants, two bars, meeting and convention space, a health club, and an outdoor swimming pool.
Guests will also have access to the 44.5-hectare Kandawgyi Nature Park and the Yangon Zoological Gardens surrounding the lake.