27 MAY 2013
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The name Myanmar may not be that familiar, and its capital Yangon (Rangoon) even less so, but what was once Burma is quickly adapting from a long period of sole military rule as it tries to catch up with the tiger economies of the surrounding areas.
With western business people now welcome in the country Best Western has become the first US hotel company to establish a presence, following recent developments that have allowed the country to search out new foreign investment.
Claimed to be the world’s largest hotel chain Best Western has sealed an agreement to take over the management of the Green Hill Hotel, a modern new property located in the heart of Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city. It is 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 contemporary restaurant serves Asian and international cuisine, while the property also offers meeting room facilities.
The launch of Best Western International’s first hotel in Myanmar means the company now has a presence in nine of the 10 countries that form the ASEAN region. It is planning to announce further developments in Myanmar in the near future. www.greenhillhotelyangon.com
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