American hotelier Hilton Worldwide said it has opened its second property, Hilton Ngapali Resort & Spa, in Myanmar.
Owned by Eden Group Co Ltd and managed by Hilton Worldwide, the new property is two kilometres away from Thandwe Airport, and nine kilometres from the Thandwe town centre. Ngapali is a 45-minute flight from Yangon, the country’s major gateway and commercial hub.
Located on the west coast of Myanmar facing the Indian Ocean, Ngapali is one of the most well-known beach destinations in Myanmar, boasting some of the finest, unspoiled coastline on the Bay of Bengal.
Hilton made its foray into Myanmar in October last year with the opening of Hilton Naypyitaw, a 202-room property in the country’s capital.
“Our expanding presence in Myanmar – particularly with the opening of Hilton Ngapali Beach Resort & Spa – provides more choices for travellers and elevates hospitality standards and services in this increasingly important and growing region,” said Rob Palleschi, global head full service brands, Hilton Worldwide.
The luxury hotel offers 51 rooms and villa suites furnished with wi-fi, flat-screen televisions and private balconies. Its entry-level category “Deluxe” rooms have private whirlpools while the top-end category “Ocean View Villa” suites offer a private pool and a large outdoor deck.
The hotel’s Executive Lounge offers complimentary continental breakfast, all-day light refreshments as well as evening cocktails, while Flow, an all-day dining restaurant, offers local, Asian and Western cuisines.
Hilton Ngapali Resort & Spa also offers leisure amenities, including a contemporary spa, a 24-hour fitness centre, an outdoor infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean with three whirlpools and a separate children’s area.
William Costley, vice president, Operations, Southeast Asia, Hilton Worldwide said the opening of the hotel will contribute to the travel and tourism industry in Myanmar.
“Throughout our history in South East Asia, Hilton Worldwide has served as a leader in innovation and a pioneer in developing full service hospitality by providing quality services that resonates with the local market.”
Established in 1919, Hilton’s portfolio of 12 brands comprises more than 4,200 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 690,000 rooms in 93 countries.