THE five-star Meliá Yangon, which is targeting a May opening, is reaching for high level ASEAN and APEC meetings to establish a strong foundation in Myanmar’s MICE industry.
Speaking to TTGmice e-Weekly in an interview, Susie Moe Aung, director of sales & marketing with the 430-key hotel’s opening team, said Meliá Yangon will appeal to such high profile meetings with its extensive meeting facilities and luxurious suites that can “support political events and their participants”.
The hotel’s Grand Ballroom, Junior Ballroom and six meeting rooms offer more than 2,000m2 of space altogether.
“Meeting planners do not have to worry about service quality and reliability of function space and support equipment because the property comes with the Meliá brand promise and is of international five-star standard,” said Susie Moe Aung, adding that the hotel’s dining facilities are also designed to support large groups.
Its 375-seat all-day dining restaurant, for instance, is said to be the biggest hotel restaurant in Yangon.
Susie Moe Aung believes that event delegates will appreciate the hotel’s location on the main road and 15 minutes by car from the airport and city centre, which allows them to escape the traffic jam.
“Plus, the hotel is linked to Yangon’s largest and newest mall, Myanmar Plaza, and the new office tower, Myanmar Centre,” she added.
“We may be months away from opening, but MICE interest has been strong. We have many enquiries for rates and information from conference organisers, in particular medical ones. So besides aiming for government meetings, we are also paying attention to corporate events,” Susie Moe Aung said.