Accommodation facilities for tourists grow to 1,371 nationwide

The number of hotels and guest houses nationwide as of the end of August this year reached 1,371, with 53,716 rooms, according to official figures released by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. The ministry erased some mrestrictions on issuing licenses to investors in order to establish hotels and other development facilities across the nation […]

Thahara Announces Entry into the Myanmar Online Travel Agency Market

YANGON, Myanmar, July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Thahara, Myanmar’s pioneer in offering unique hotel and travel experiences, today announced its entry into Myanmar’s online travel agency market. The new Thahara arm is the first specialized boutique hotel online travel platform to solely focus on Myanmar. The Thahara platform is marketing a handpicked range of some […]

Ngwe Saung Luxury Project Eyes Dec. 2017 Start

A luxury resort project which includes villas and a five-star hotel along Ngwe Saung beach in Ayeyarwaddy region has begun. The project is located on 160 acres of land in Bu Kwey Gyi village in Ngwe Saung and aims to be the first holiday villa project in Myanmar, U Soe Thiha Hlaing, executive director of […]

Singapore tops hotel investment list

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism recently announced that Singapore ranks first among foreign countries investing in Myanmar hotel and business complexes, with Vietnam a distant second. The Myanmar Investment Commission has allowed 48 hotels – with a total of 7058 rooms – to open in Myanmar. Foreign investment in these hotels had reached K655 […]

Hilton Opens Vocational Training Centre

Hilton Worldwide has recently opened the Hilton Vocational Training Centre at the Hilton Naypyitaw in Myanmar’s capital city. The American hotel chain said the facility aims to develop the next generation of hotel operations leaders and meet the demand for young talent in the country’s booming hospitality and travel industry. The Hilton Vocational Training Centre […]

Hotels Sprout Up to Accommodate Increasing Tourists

Hotels are sprouting up across Myanmar to provide adequate accommodation to the increasing number of tourists, sources with the Myanmar Hoteliers Association said. A total of 340 hotels are operating across the country in 2015, compared with 290 in 2014, according to U Tin Win, chairman of the Myanmar Hoteliers Association. The number of foreign […]

Vintage Luxury Yacht: Hotel Business Set Up on A Jetty

The Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel (VLYH) opened this summer situated just around the corner of the Botahtaung Pagoda at Botahtaung Jetty anchored in the Yangon River. It is a modern five-deck Finnish ship but it’s been styled as a “total immersion 1920s experience”, with art nouveau, art deco and Victorian furnishings. The 104 rooms are […]

HAGL’s Phase One Goes Live with Trade Centre, Office Towers and Hotel

Vietnamese conglomerate Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) Group has announced the completion of Phase-1 of its $440-million HAGL Myanmar Centre project in Yankin township in Yangon. The first phase includes a trade centre, two 27-storey office towers and a five-star 23-storey hotel with 429 units. HAGL said the second phase of the project is expected […]

Kempinski Hotel Slated for Historical Yangon Building in Controversial Plan

NAYPYIDAW — Switzerland’s Kempinski Group, a Thai investor and a Burmese conglomerate have been allowed to turn Yangon’s colonial-era, former Police Commissioner’s Office into an international luxury hotel, a senior official said on Monday. The privatization plan is being fiercely opposed, however, by a group of Burmese lawyers who want to restore the landmark building […]

Yangon airport arrivals hit record in 2014: govt

Tourist arrivals through Yangon International Airport hit a record high in 2014, rising more than 20 percent, figures from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism show. The number of foreign visitors arriving through the Yangon gateway increased 21.11pc to 972,597, up from 803,014 in 2013. About 698,206 visitors, representing more than 70pc of total arrivals, […]