Updated: 29 January 2015
Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd. will open
its second hotel in Yangon, Myanmar in 2016. With a prime location on the banks
of Kandawgyi Lake, the 347-room Lakeside Shangri-La, Yangon will command
magnificent views of the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda and unparalleled vistas
over the lake.
The official groundbreaking ceremony for Lakeside
Shangri-La, Yangon took place on 8 December. The hotel site is near the new
Shangri-La Residences, Yangon, which are also managed by Shangri-La. The Hong
Kong-based hotel group has been operating in Myanmar since 1996 when it opened
the 334-room Traders Hotel, Yangon.
"The steady increase of domestic
and foreign investment in Myanmar's economic capital makes Yangon an important
commercial centre," said Shangri-La President and Chief Executive Officer Greg
Dogan. "Along with the city's period buildings, traditional architecture and
historic charms, it's easy to see the multi-faceted attractions of Yangon. We
look forward to further contributing to the city's tourism and welcoming
visitors with Shangri-La's hospitality from the heart."
In addition to
347 well-appointed guestrooms and suites, the Lakeside Shangri-La, Yangon will
have three restaurants, two bars, generous meeting and convention space, a
health club, and an outdoor swimming pool. Guests will also have access to the
44.5-hectare Kandawgyi Nature Park and the Yangon Zoological Gardens surrounding
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited, one of the world’s premier hotel management companies, currently operates over 95 hotels in 22 countries and 73 destinations under the Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders brands. Prominently positioned in Asia, the group has established its brand hallmark of “hospitality from the heart” over four decades in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, North America and the Indian Ocean. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information, please visit www.shangri-la.com