Best Western International (BWI), a global hotel chain, has opened its first hotel in Myanmar, the Best Western Green Hill Hotel, Yangon.
The contemporary, 189-room midscale hotel is located in the heart of Myanmar’s largest city, with views of the glittering spires of the Shwedagon Pagoda.
“I am absolutely delighted to welcome the Best Western Green Hill Hotel into our fast-expanding portfolio of hotels in Asia,” said Glenn de Souza, BWI’s vice president of International Operations for Asia and the Middle East.
“Once again Best Western International is blazing a trail in the global hospitality industry. Our arrival in Myanmar makes Best Western the first US-based hotel company to establish a presence in this exciting country, since it opened up to international investment. This is a great source of pride for our historic company.
“With the incredible growth and development currently being seen in Myanmar, and incredibly bright forecasts for the future, I am extremely confident that Best Western Green Hill Hotel will be a huge success. Best Western International sees huge potential in Myanmar, and we intended to be here for the long-term, helping to grow the country’s tourism industry,” de Souza added.
Best Western Green Hill Hotel, Yangon, offers a range of modern amenities for the international traveler, including complimentary in-room Wi-Fi, work desks, power sockets and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels.
The hotel also features a restaurant serving Asian and international cuisine, as well as three meeting rooms offering more than 200 square metre of function space.
This year the company will launch its first hotel in the country’s capital, Nay Pyi Taw, a statement said.