Yangon Heritage Trust to Probe Public Opinion

Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT), an NGO which works towards conserving historic buildings in Yangon, has announced the start of a survey to gauge the public’s opinion on city heritage. The project, carried out with the support from New Zealand government and Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), aims to understand how Yangon residents value their local […]

Luxury hotel agreement signed for former MR headquarters

Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Limited and Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd.,have signed an agreement to convert the former Myanmar Railways headquarters in downtown Yangon into a luxury hotel, they announced in a joint news release. The shareholders’ agreement to restore the former MR headquarters on BogyokeAung San Road into a hotel to be called The Peninsula […]

Strand colonial police building to be converted to 5-star hotel

The company behind a controversial redevelopment of the former colonial-era Police Commissioner’s office building on Strand Road has outlined its vision for a US$50 million five-star hotel, despite opposition from conservationists. Officials from the little-known company behind the project, Flying Tiger Engineering, say the property, which the working name of The State House Hotel, will […]