Market potential for boutique hotels in Yangon

YANGON: According to industry players, Myanmar’s commercial city, Yangon, should consider repurposing or refurbishing existing buildings into hotels. Many said it will provide the accommodation which is badly needed throughout the city. Frederic Goubet, chairman of The Loft Hotel, said: “We provide a certain answer to the deficit (in accommodation) but we did it with […]

Foreign investment in Myanmar surges, office rents sizzle

Myanmar has approved more foreign direct investment in the past five months than all of last year, but companies setting up operations in the hot frontier market face a growing problem: Southeast Asia’s highest office rental rates. Myanmar has approved FDI projects worth more than $1.8 billion from the start of the fiscal year on […]

UN Forced Out of Billionaire Kuok’s Yangon Hotel: Southeast Asia

The United Nations is being forced out of billionaire Robert Kuok’s Traders Hotel in Yangon next month amid a tourism boom in Myanmar after housing various offices in five floors of the property since 2007. The UN signed its last lease for the hotel owned by Kuok’s Shangri-La Asia Ltd. (69) in August 2012 for […]