Press Release

Press Release

Groundbreaking Ceremony Lays Foundation For Shangri-La's Second Hotel In Yangon, Myanmar

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 the lake.

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 Hotels and Resorts, Kerry Hotels, Hotel Jen and Traders Hotels brands. Prominently positioned in Asia, the group has established its brand hallmark of hospitality from the heartover 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.