Hilton Worldwide Enters Myanmar With First Hilton Hotel In Capital City
Hilton Nay Pyi Taw opens as the first of six properties in the Myanmar pipeline
October 21, 2014 – NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide today made its debut in Myanmar with the opening of Hilton Nay Pyi Taw, in the country’s capital city. Set amid lush tropical landscaped gardens, the 202-key Hilton Nay Pyi Taw spans more than 100 acres of land and is situated within the developing Dekhina Thiri Township.
Owned by Eden Group Company Limited and managed by Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Nay Pyi Taw is in a prime location within easy reach of the main government administrative offices and is 24 kilometers (a 30-minute drive) from the Nay Pyi Taw International Airport. The hotel is also located near Ruby Hall, the meetings and conventions venue at which the upcoming Ninth East Asia Summit will be held in November 2014.
“The opening of Hilton Nay Pyi Taw today is a very significant milestone for Hilton Worldwide; it marks the entry of the company into the dynamic and emerging market of Myanmar,” said Martin Rinck, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide. “Being one of the first international hospitality companies to enter many different countries in Asia Pacific – including Japan 51 years ago, China 26 years ago and Myanmar today – we continue to explore new frontiers, being where the world’s business and leisure travelers want to be.”
“Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a brand that travelers worldwide have grown to recognize and trust as a preferred hotel brand. Building on the pioneering spirit of our founder, Conrad Hilton, we are thrilled to be one of the first global hospitality companies to fly our flag in Myanmar,” said Rob Palleschi, global head, full service brands, Hilton Worldwide. “With more than 550 properties across six continents, our global presence has enabled us to offer culturally-relevant, high quality hospitality experiences wherever our travelers decide to visit, both for business and leisure.”
To cater to Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE), Hilton Nay Pyi Taw offers five function spaces including a standing reception area that can accommodate up to 410 people in the 458 square-meter ballroom. A business center is also available for guests to stay connected and productive throughout their stay.
Hilton Nay Pyi Taw offers three restaurant and bar options, as well as in-room dining round the clock. The Elements, an all-day dining restaurant, offers a blend of flavors and cultures featuring local, Asian and international fare. The Axis Lounge, the hotel’s lobby lounge provides a cozy setting for people to connect over teas, coffees and food throughout the day. Guests relaxing by the pool under the cabanas can enjoy refreshments from Boardwalk, the hotel’s poolside bar.
All 202 rooms and suites are spacious and well-appointed with Wi-Fi capabilities as well as flat-screen televisions offering satellite TV channels. The hotel offers a wide selection of rooms and suites including one-bedroom suites, two-bedroom suites and two Presidential Suites. Guests staying in the suites will enjoy exclusive access to the Executive Lounge which offers complimentary continental breakfast, all-day light refreshments as well as evening cocktails. Hilton Nay Pyi Taw also offers recreational and wellness facilities onsite which include the spa, the outdoor swimming pool, the fitness centre and the tennis court.
“As we expand our footprint in this wonderful country, we are exceptionally thrilled to contribute towards Myanmar’s growing travel and tourism sector, as well as its social and economic progress. Guided by our global corporate responsibility strategy Travel with Purpose®, we remain committed to enriching the lives of our guests, team members, partners and local communities alike,” added Rinck.
The company’s entry into Myanmar marks alignment in two key areas of its Travel with Purpose® strategy – Living Sustainably and Creating Opportunities.
Hilton Nay Pyi Taw has adopted LightStayTM, Hilton Worldwide’s global environmental management system, to calculate and analyze its sustainability performance. Hilton Worldwide recently became the first global hospitality company to implement the ISO 50001 energy management system globally, following a comprehensive upgrade to its LightStay system. The hotel is also using energy-efficient light bulbs throughout the property, and will recycle waste water and materials.
Hilton Nay Pyi Taw is also creating exciting opportunities for its team members – almost all of whom are hired locally – through its comprehensive training and development programs. These programs equip team members to offer world-class hospitality experiences in which every guest to the hotel feels cared for, valued and respected.
As part of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio, Hilton Nay Pyi Taw offers guests the opportunity to earn and redeem points for stays through the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program. Guests staying at the first Hilton hotel in Myanmar, from November 24, 2014, to March 31, 2015, can earn 1,000 Bonus HHonors Points per night, up to a maximum of 5,000 bonus points per stay.
About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
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About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,250 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 700,000 rooms in 93 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, Canopy by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®.
SOURCE: Hilton Worldwide