February 18, 2019


Hilton & Resorts to open Hilton Times City Yangon

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Hilton announced the signing of a management agreement with Myanmar partners Crown Advanced Construction Co. Ltd to operate a 308-key hotel near downtown Yangon, Myanmar. Hilton Times City Yangon marks the company’s continual expansion in Myanmar and will be its first hotel in the Myanmar city when it opens in 2022.

The hotel is strategically located between Yangon International Airport and the central business district: a short 20-minute drive from the airport and 15-minute drive from downtown Yangon. Part of a mixed-use development, the hotel will comprise suites and a serviced apartment and sit alongside an office tower, high-end residential and a retail mall.

Source: Eleven Myanmar

Kantharyar Centre & Wyndham Grand Yangon Hotel opens in Yangon

In January 2019, the opening ceremony of the international standard 5A class, Wyndham Grand Yangon Hotel and Kantharyar Center was successfully held with the participation of the Chief Minister, U PHYO MIN THEIN, Yangon Mayor and Chair of the City Development Committee, U MAUNG MAUNG SOE and other officials.

Kantharyar Center includes a “Grade A” office tower, the Wyndham Grand Hotel, serviced apartments, a shopping center, residential units and 600 parking lots. It was developed by a consortium comprising Shining Star International Holding Co, Asia Myanmar Shining Star Investment Co and Asia Myanmar Consortium Development Co.

The 22- storey Kantharyar Office Tower, which comprises 168 international Grade A commercial office units, is the first 5A class office tower to be built in Myanmar.


Visa-on-arrival for Indian travelers takes effect in Myanmar

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Myanmar relaxed visa rules for Indian travelers and said Indian citizens can now apply for visas on arrival (VOA) at the country’s three international airports in Yangon, Mandalay, and Nay Pyi Taw.

Myanmar’s Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population said the rules will be effective this month. The announcement was made as Indian President Ram Nath Kovind is in the country on a four-day visit.

Myanmar allows visitors from over 50 countries to apply for visas on arrival at the country’s three international airports.

Source: Daily Eleven


Japanese-themed hotel opens in Yangon

Related imageA Japanese-themed hotel, Shin Ye Htut, was inaugurated in Yangon. With its theme and convenient location near the Japanese embassy, the Shin Ye Htut, will be a draw for visitors from Nippon, said a senior diplomat with the Japanese embassy.

“The hotel will provide a peaceful ambience to Japanese people visiting Myanmar for business or pleasure,” said Counsellor (Economic & ODA) Mr. Kazuyiki Takimi from the Japanese embassy at the hotel’s opening ceremony.

“We opened this hotel near the Japanese embassy to serve our friends from the Land of the Rising Sun, as Myanmar has already provided them visa exemption,” said U Ye Htut, the chairman of the Shin Ye Htut Group of Companies.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

International Tourism Expo Myanmar 2018 will be held in Yangon

Image result for international tourism expo myanmarIn order to develop international tourism services and domestic tourism sectors, International Tourism Expo Myanmar – ITEM 2018 will be held at Tatmadaw Hall in Yangon with the support of Myanmar Tourism Federation (MTF) and Myanmar China Friendship Association (MCFA).

At the expo, Foreign and domestic airways, Banking and insurance industries, Hotels, Cruise ship companies, International and domestic travel services, Travel-related products selling companies, Car services companies and telecommunication companies will participate to expose their services.

Due to the expo, Myanmar Tourism Sector could be highly develop and get much more income from foreign exchange money, travel-related domestic businesses could improve and more chances to get job opportunities and can get well known Natural Beauty,Tradition and History of Myanmar by other countries.

Source: Myanmar Alinn

Amata Holding Public Co begins share sales

Amata Holding Public Company Ltd doing business mainly in hotel and tourism industry has started selling shares worth K2 million to public members.

Share sales were held at Sedona Hotel in Yangon on August 26. The company is due to sell shares not only to Myanmar citizens but also to foreigners, said company chairman Win Aung. One share of Amata Holding Co is worth K5, 000. Now, sale of shares worth K2 million has started, and up to shares worth K10 billion will be sold.

Those shares of Amata Holding Public Company are being sold at KBZ Stirling Coleman Securities Company, Myanmar Securities Exchange Centre Company, AYA Trust Securities Company, CB Securities Company and Amara Investment Securities Company from August 13 to September 12. The company aims to become YSX listed company in 2019.

Source: Daily Eleven

Grand Mercure announces first Myanmar property opening

French hotel chain Grand Mercure has announced the opening of its first property in Myanmar, in the commercial capital of Yangon.

According to an industry report, the Grand Mercure Yangon Golden Empire has 175 rooms, ranging in size from 30 square metre rooms to 340 sqm suites. The new property, which is located in South Okkalapa Township, will also host a restaurant, deli, a pool bar and two ballrooms that can host up to 400 guests, the report in said.

Earlier this year, the luxury Excelsior Hotel opened in Yangon, while American hotelier Rosewood is expected to open a large-scale hotel overlooking Yangon River within the coming months.

Source: My Travel Logue



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