Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Myanmar strikes 'Accor' with hotel group

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 18:56 Mizzima News

French group Accor has become the latest international hotel chain to enter the Myanmar market—they will develop three new hotels in Naypyitaw, Mandalay and Yangon by 2015.

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“We are excited to announce the signing of three new hotels in Myanmar—the first of which will open this year—marking Accor’s return to Myanmar,” said Michael Issenberg, Chairman and CEO for Accor Asia-Pacific.

Two of the hotels will be under the Novotel brand, while the Naypyitaw hotel will be part of the group's luxury MGallery collection.

“With Myanmar expecting a strong increase in international arrivals this year, we look forward to being a part of the development of the country’s tourism infrastructure,” said Robert Murray, CEO for Accor South East and North East Asia.

Accor currently has more than 3,500 hotels across 92 countries.

Hilton Worldwide and Best Western International Inc. have both announced that they will enter the Myanmar hotel market in the near future.
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