Asia-Pacific’s largest international hotel chain operator Accor said it has opened its high-end MGallery-branded hotel in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw.
This newly-built, upscale hotel – The Lake Garden – is aimed at world leaders, dignitaries and discerning travellers that visit the country’s new capital, the French hotelier said.
The hotel has four, low-level buildings and features 165 rooms and suites – two Presidential Suites, eight Executive Suites, 30 Deluxe Suites, 64 Deluxe Rooms and 61 Superior Rooms.
“We are delighted to add The Lake Garden, Nay Pyi Taw to the MGallery Collection of memorable hotels. This hotel opening will officially mark Accor’s return into Myanmar,” said Patrick Basset, chief operating officer of Accor Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and the Philippines.
“This opening comes at a time when the capital is seeing an influx of visitors with a strong demand for an upscale accommodation with international standard facilities and superb services.”
The hotel, which is five-minute’s drive away from Myanmar International Convention Centre (MICC) and 20 minutes from Nay Pyi Taw International Airport, combines lavish facilities and amenities and is surrounded by a tropical landscaped garden overlooking a lake.
MGallery hotels are usually categorised according to three themes – Signature, Heritage and Serenity. Due to its architecture amid tropical surroundings by a lake, The Lake Garden is categorised under the “Serenity” category.
Guests will be greeted at the hotel entrance by three imposing bells, a reminiscent of the Great Bell of Mingun – reputed to be the second largest bell in the world – and the inspiration behind the hotel’s logo and theme.
David Daguise, The Lake Garden, Nay Pyi Taw’s General Manager, said, “The hotel is a serene sanctuary which offers guests a unique experience through an extraordinary journey of modern Myanmar influenced by its rich, cultural heritage.”
The hotel’s interior is full of centre-pieces, such as a gigantic alms-like bowl in the lobby, Burmese paintings, architectural arched doorways and Burmese arts and visual details.
The Lake Garden also offers several gastronomic venues: The Grand Bell all-day dining, bell-themed restaurant with local Myanmar and regional cuisines; The Oak Room, the hotel’s wine cellar and cigar room; and The Primo, a specialty Italian restaurant.
Accor claimed that the hotel’s meeting facilities are the city’s best, consisting of a conference room which can accommodate up to 250 delegates, six breakout meeting rooms for small-to-medium size functions, and two state-of-the-art boardrooms.
To celebrate its opening, Accor said it is offering a special introductory rate for the hotel, valid until October 29.