Kempinski has continued to expand in Southeast Asia, with the launch of new hotels in Myanmar and Malaysia.
Earlier this month, the European hotel company officially opened its first hotel in Myanmar, in the capital, Nay Pyi Taw. The property was launched in time to welcome US President Barack Obama for his official visit to the country.
The new-build hotel features 141 rooms and suites, located within three single-storey villas, plus several F&B outlets and a fitness centre. A spa featuring eight treatment rooms is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2015.
And continuing its expansion in Myanmar, Kempinski has also announced the signing of its first hotel in Yangon. Scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2016, Kempinski Hotel Yangon will offer 229 rooms and suites in a refurbished colonial-style building. Facilities will include three restaurants, a lounge, rooftop bar, ballroom, swimming pool and spa.
Also in November 2014, Kempinski signed a management agreement for its first hotel in Malaysia. Scheduled to open in 2020, the new-build Kempinski hotel and residences will form part of a major new mixed-use development in Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle area.
The project will include approximately 260 hotel rooms and 403 Kempinski-branded residences.
These three new hotels will significantly expand Kempinski’s presence in Southeast Asia. Prior to the opening of the Nay Pyi Taw hotel, the company operated just two hotels in the region – Hotel Indonesia Kempinski in Jakarta and the Siam Kempinski Hotel in Bangkok.