Sedona Hotel Yangon marked the soft opening of its new Inya Wing, graced by His Excellency U Htay Aung, Myanmar’s Minister of Hotels and Tourism.
Designed by award-winning Singapore firm, Forum Architects and one of the world’s most renowned hospitality design firms, Studio HBA, the new 29-storey Inya Wing features an additional 431 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, along with a grand lobby with a high-end retail gallery connecting the new tower to the existing building.
The interiors of the new wing feature traditional Burmese art and materials which are artfully infused with modern Asian influences. The traditional Burmese umbrella is a key motif that runs throughout the new wing, starting with the magnificent lighting centrepiece in the main lobby and the fritted glass ceiling.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Ng Ooi Hooi, President of Regional Investments at Keppel Land, which owns Sedona Hotel Yangon, said, “Today, we open the doors to exciting new experiences and raising the benchmark in hospitality in Myanmar, building on the good reputation and track record of Sedona Hotel Yangon.”
H.E. U Htay Aung, Minister for the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, said, “As Myanmar’s growth progresses on track, we are heartened that leading international developers like Keppel Land are expanding and upgrading their hospitality developments to meet the growing needs of tourists. Tourist arrivals are which is estimated to reach 5 million in 2015, and 7.5 million by 2020.
“Apart from its hospitality business, we are heartened that Keppel Land is also bringing its experience and expertise in developing prime office developments to Yangon in collaboration with the Shwe Taung Group. I am confident that the new office tower in the Junction City development will be another significant landmark in Downtown Yangon.”
Sitting majestically on eight acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, Sedona Hotel Yangon is a 20-minute drive away from the international airport and the bustling city centre.
Within close proximity to the famous Shwedagon Pagoda and Inya Lake, this deluxe five-star hotel in Yangon impresses with its local ethnic decor and architecture. The existing hotel wing features 366 newly-upgraded guest rooms and suites along with several dining options, executive club rooms and a fitness centre with a swimming pool, sauna and steam bath.
Inya Wing is linked to the existing hotel block via a specially designed connector which comprises a new retail arcade and an elevated podium that houses a terrace featuring a swimming pool, fitness centre and an all-day restaurant.
Real Fitness Signature Club is the new premium fitness centre offering guests more than 10,000 sf of the latest Life FitnessTM equipment and studios. A renowned fitness club brand with facilities in Golden Valley and Mindhama, the Club will offer special classes such as BodyCombat, Step Aerobics, Yoga and Zumba as well as personal training in addition to an outdoor pool, tennis courts, steam room and Jacuzzi. Besides being open to hotel guests, the Club will be exclusively open to members by invitation only and is destined to become the go-to fitness club for Yangon residents.
D’Cuisine is the hotel’s new all-day restaurant offering Southeast Asian, East Asian as well as Western cuisine. The spacious and contemporary dining outlet offers buffet and a la carte menus in a dynamic ambience complete with show kitchens, ‘live’ stations and views from the veranda of a waterfall.
To celebrate the opening of the new Inya Wing, Sedona Hotel Yangon is offering the Inya Experience package from now till 31 December 2015. With minimum two nights’ stay, the offer includes:
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfer
- Buffet dinner for one at D’Cuisine
For more information about Sedona Hotels and Suites, or to make a reservation, please visit www.sedonahotels.com.sg