|Hilton to manage five properties in Myanmar|
HILTON Worldwide on June 11 announced the signing of management agreements with Eden Group for five Hilton Hotels and Resorts properties in Myanmar.
Under the agreements, two of Eden Group’s recently opened properties in Naypyidaw and on Ngapali beach in Rakhine State will be rebranded as Hilton Nay Pyi Taw and Hilton Ngapali Beach Resort respectively. They are scheduled to welcome their first guests as Hiltons this October.
Three other hotels will open in the next three years, namely Hilton Bagan and Hilton Inle Lake in 2016, and Hilton Mandalay in 2017.
The 200-room Hilton Nay Pyi Taw will open in time for the ASEAN Summit and ASEAN Plus Summit 2014 in November. The hotel spans more than 404,000m2, and will feature three F&B outlets including an all-day dining restaurant, as well as meetings and events spaces.
Hilton Ngapali Beach Resort, located on the popular beach destination overlooking the Indian Ocean, offers 51 guestrooms. The beachfront property also features an all-day dining outlet, a hotel bar and function rooms.
Hilton Bagan will offer 220 rooms; Hilton Inle Lake, 180; and Hilton Mandalay, 300 with a spacious 1,000m2 ballroom.
Eden Group is one of Myanmar's largest private companies founded in 1990. Its key business sectors include construction, banking, hospitality, energy and agriculture.
The figure comprising hotels in Myanmar by popular destinations, Yangon has 232 hotels with 10175 rooms, followed by Mandalay with 104 hotels (4439 rooms), Bagan-Nyaung U with 77 hotels (2386 rooms), Taunggyi-Inle with 70 hotels (1939 rooms) and Nay Pyi Taw with 50 hotels (4030 rooms).