The Hilton brand will make its first appearance in Yangon after earlier plans to launch the Hilton Yangon in Kyauktada Township with LP Holding failed to materialise.
The US hotel group yesterday signed a management agreement with Crown Advanced Construction to open Hilton Times City Yangon in 2022.
The 308-key hotel is located a 20-minute drive from the airport and 15-minute drive from downtown Yangon. Forming part of a mixed-use development, the hotel will comprise suites and a serviced apartment and sit alongside an office tower, residences and a retail mall.
Hilton Times City Yangon will feature five dining outlets, including an all-day dining restaurant, one specialty restaurant, two bars and a Grab and Go outlet.
Guests can hold meetings and events at the hotel’s event spaces spanning nearly 1,250m2, including a ballroom of over 550m2. There will also be a business center, fitness centre, spa as well as a pool.
“As the commercial and financial capital of the country Yangon holds much of the potential for growth, we are delighted to be bringing our Hilton brand into Myanmar’s largest city to cater to the projected travel boom,” said Paul Hutton, vice president, operations, South-east Asia, Hilton.
Hilton currently operates three hotels in Myanmar: Hilton Nay Pyi Taw, Hilton Mandalay and Hilton Ngapali Resort & Spa. In addition to Hilton Times City Yangon, the company has two hotels in the development pipeline which will open in Inle Lake and Bagan over the coming years.