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
Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the world’s premier hotel companies,
currently owns and/or manages over 95 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room
inventory of over 39,000. Over four decades
the group has established its brand hallmark of ‘hospitality from the heart.’ The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia,
Hong Kong, India, Myanmar, Philippines, Saudi
Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information and
reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com.