AccorHotels has signed a major new agreement for three properties in Myanmar.
The partnership with LP Holding will kick off with the opening of the Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort in the second quarter of this year. This will then be followed by the Pullman Yangon Centrepoint and Mandalay Hill Resort MGallery by Sofitel, which are slated to open in 2017 and 2020 respectively.
“We are very pleased to partner with LP Holding with the development of these three new properties in Myanmar. The three hotels are situated in strategic locations in Yangon and Mandalay,” said Patrick Basset, AccorHotels’ chief operating officer for Upper Southeast & Northeast Asia. “Combined, the three hotels will add to the group’s growing portfolio, which ranges from luxury to economy.”
Set in 4.5 hectatres of gardens, Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort features 206 rooms with views of the city, Mandalay Hill, the Royal Palace and Irrawaddy River. It will also offer several F&B outlets and a conference centre.
The 300-room Pullman Yangon Centrepoint, located opposite Yangon’s High Court building and Independence Monument Park, will feature multiple F&B outlets, a spa, pool, fitness centre and extensive meeting space, including a ballroom and 10 meeting rooms.
Finally, the Mandalay Hill Resort, MGallery by Sofitel, will offer 150 rooms plus an outdoor pool and spa, which will be shared with the Mercure.
AccorHotels was one of the first international hotel groups to commit to Myanmar, after the country emerged from the international wilderness. It currently operates three hotels in Yangon under its ibis, Novotel and MiCasa brands, and an MGallery property in the capital Nay Pyi Taw.
“After the sanctions were lifted, Myanmar became one of the most sought-after destinations in Southeast Asia. These three hotels will give travellers additional hotel choices with the growing tourism in the country particularly in Mandalay, as the city continues to develop,” said Lertsak Nopburanand, director of LP Holding.