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By Neharika Padala | January 5 2015
As the company’s first property in Myanmar and the first European 5-star hotel in the country, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group Kempinski has made a big splash in the capital of Nay Pyi Taw! Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw opened in November 2014 in time for an inaugural stay by U.S. President Barack Obama during the ASEAN Summit. Let’s discover this exclusive hotel a bit more!
Remarkable 18th century architecture
Inspired by Kone Baung Dynasty architecture, the newly built property is located near the Myanmar International Convention Centre (MICC), just a short drive from the capital’s international airport. The hotel design was conceived with the heritage of Myanmar in mind and includes an emphasis on local arts, crafts and furnishings. High ceilings and broad windows overlook the extensive gardens, creating a soothing environment in which to relax. As notable landmark, Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw features a spectacular teakwood Royal Pavilion. In ancient times, pavilions in Myanmar were the welcoming lounges of palaces and provided relaxation for visiting diplomats, kings, and royalty.
Some unique features in Myanmar
The hotel features 141 rooms and suites, located within three one-story villas. In addition, Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw officially opened its Royal Pavilion to welcome President Obama. The 15,000-square-foot Grand Royal Suite—Myanmar’s largest and most secure suite—served as the stately home during the summit. The self-contained suite in the hotel’s Bagan Villa offers impressive meeting and leisure facilities with state-of-the-art security features.
The hotel offers a variety of restaurants: the Rangoon Kitchen brasserie, with pan-Asian and international cuisines; two Executive Lounges; the Diplomat Bar; and a Pool Bar. Additionally, the hotel includes 24-hour room service, an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court, and a fitness club. Kempinski The Spa with eight treatment suites is scheduled to open in Q3 2015.
Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw also features six meeting rooms, including the impressive Kispanadi Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 400 guests for a variety of private and business-related functions. A full-service business centre addresses any business and secretarial needs.
“Our mission and our promise is to make the property the most luxurious hotel in Myanmar,” said Mr. Franck Droin, General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw. “We are confident that Nay Pyi Taw is becoming a popular destination with international leisure and business travellers seeking a relaxing alternative to Yangon,” he added.
Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw offers visitors a tranquil base camp from which to explore the beauty of Myanmar. The hotel’s fleet of BMW X6 automobiles makes exploring surrounding sites such as the Bagan temple complex, Inle Lake, Mount Popa, the Poe Kyar Elephant Camp, and other cultural heritage sites easy and convenient.
Coming soon, a second hotel in Yangon
Kempinski will open its second property in Myanmar, Kempinski Hotel Yangon, in Q4 2016. The colonial-style former State House will be converted to feature 229 rooms and suites, three restaurants, a lobby lounge, a rooftop bar, a grand ballroom, a swimming pool, and a Kempinski The Spa.
To enjoy a unique experience in a luxurious atmosphere at Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw, you can book a Premier Suite from $257 a night, subject to service charge and government tax, availability and advance booking required. In addition, our readers can enjoy a 10 percent special discount, valid until 31 March 2015. Please call Kempinski’s reservation at +95 67 810 6061 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org and mention the promotion code “ELITE” to get this dedicated 10 percent discount.