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Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014

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Kempinski Hotel in Myanmar

The Straits Times | Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014


Europe's oldest luxury hotel chain Kempinski Hotels will open its first property in Myanmar, in the country's capital Naypyitaw, later this year.

The 141-room establishment aims to be the most luxurious hotel in Myanmar.

It includes a 1,000 sq m Grand Royal Suite, which will be the largest suite in the country when it opens, an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, fitness centre, five restaurants and bars, and a fleet of BMW cars which guests can use to explore surrounding cultural sites such as the Bagan temple complex, Inle Lake, Mount Popa and the Poe Kyar elephant camp.

Designed with Burmese art and culture in mind, the hotel rooms and public spaces boast high ceilings, broad windows which overlook lavish gardens and a teak Royal Pavilion inspired by the architecture of the 18th-century Kone Baung dynasty.

The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi access and will open its doors to guests on Nov 1, at introductory rates starting at US$180 (S$227) a night for the hotel's Premier Suite until Dec 31.

For more information, go to www.kempinski.com

This article was first published on September 14, 2014.
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