Yangon – U.S.-based hotel chain, Hilton has opened its Hilton Nay Pyi Taw, which has over 200 rooms, in Nay Pyi Taw on October 17th.
The hotel is owned together by Eden Group and Hilton World Wide Company.
“Let me be frank. I would never imagine any international hotel coming to Nay Pyi Taw. But it is happening now,” said U Htay Aung, Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism, at the opening ceremony.
Some of the world’s top leaders attending the ASEAN Summit in November in Nay Pyi Taw will stay in the hotel. “Mr. Ban Ki-moon and China’s head of state will certainly stay here,” said U Chit Khaing, head of Eden Group.
With 400 staff, US$ 50 million in investment, and 100 acres of land, Hilton Nay Pyi Taw took almost two years to finish.
The hotel offers ten different kinds of rooms and two presidential suites. Eden Group and Hilton World Wide signed an agreement three months ago to cooperate in managing the Thingaha hotels owned by Eden Group.
In November, Thingaha Ngapali Hotel will become Hilton Ngapali. Similar venture will follow in Mandalay, Bagan, and Inlay. Hilton World Wide is a company with more than 4,000 hotels in 98 countries under its management.