Best Western moves into Myanmar with Yangon deal

Best Western moves into Myanmar with Yangon deal

Best Western has signed an agreement to take over the management of the Green Hill Hotel, a new property located in the heart of Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon.

The 189-room Green Hill Hotel, which is only six months old, will now be operated by Best Western International under its mid-scale Best Western brand.

The Green Hill Hotel is located in the Tamwe Township area of central Yangon, just 15 minutes’ drive from the stunning Shwedagon Pagoda.

The hotel’s 189 air-conditioned rooms all feature 32-inch flat-screen televisions with international satellite channels, bathrooms with bathtubs and showers, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

A restaurant serves a selection of Chinese, Asian and international cuisine, while the property also offers meeting room facilities for business travellers.

“There is no doubt that Myanmar is one of the world’s hottest hotel markets at present, with a major increase in new hotel supply needed to cater for a huge influx of guests.

“So it is vital that hotel owners in the country choose the right partners to ensure optimum performance at their properties,” said Best Western vice president of international operations, Asia & Middle East, Glenn de Souza.

“We want to be here for the long-term, to help grow the country’s tourism industry. Our partnership with the Green Hill Hotel is just the start of our plans for Myanmar.”

The launch of Best Western International’s first hotel in Myanmar means the company now has a presence in nine of the ten countries that form the ASEAN region.