AccorHotels Opens First Grand Mercure in Yangon
AccorHotels has expanded its Grand Mercure brand to the beautiful country of Myanmar, formerly Burma, with the opening of its first property in Yangon.
According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, Myanmar welcomed just 21,000 international arrivals in 1990, that rose to 120,000 in 1995, 660,000 in 2005 and 790,000 in 2010. Last year, Myanmar welcomed 3.44 million visitors up from 2.9 million in 2016 which saw an 18% increase.
“This is our first Grand Mercure in Myanmar,” said Patrick Basset, Chief Operating officer of AccorHotels, Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia and the Maldives. “As Myanmar develops as a popular destination for tourists, business and corporate visitors, we expect to see significant development within the years to come. Renowned for its lush tropical trees, beautiful lakes and one of the ancient wonders of the world, Yangon is definitely poised to lead further growth in the country.”
Overlooking the famed Schwedagon Pagoda, Grand Mercure Yangon Golden Empire boasts 175 guest rooms and suites designed by local artist Pyar Dade.
Featuring detailed hand-painted ceilings inspired by colourful sapphire, emerald, gold and ruby gemstones, the rooms range from 30 sqm for superior rooms, to a 340 sqm two-bedroom suite.
The hotel features three F&B outlets, a well-equipped wellness area complete with an outdoor swimming pool, children’s pool, and a fitness centre. There is also a spa complete with open-air jacuzzi, sauna and steam bath, while a nearby golf course completes the suite of leisure facilities.
For meetings, private parties and weddings, the hotel boasts two ballrooms that can host up to 400 guests with a large pre-event function area and seven meeting rooms that feature natural daylight overlooking the Yangon skyline.
“We look forward to welcoming business and leisure travellers to this urban garden, where our staff aims to bring captivating stories of the destination to life,” said Vinoth Kumar, General Manager of Grand Mercure Yangon Golden Empire.
source: Travel News Asia