8 May 2014

Traders Hotel, Yangon becomes the Sule Shangri-La, Yangon

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has rebranded Traders Hotel, Yangon in Myanmar to the Sule Shangri-La, Yangon following an extensive renovation that took two-and-a-half years to complete.

The 484-room hotel, which is positioned on Sule Pagoda Road near the landmark namesake pagoda that is over 2,000 years old, has been a major fixture in the city's central business district since it opened in 1996. Today, the hotel continues to be a popular gathering spot for businesspeople.

Source: Shangri-la. Service staff in the Peacock Lounge.
While the exterior of the building is modern, the lobby of Sule Shangri-La, Yangon evokes bygone colonial days with white columns and a grand staircase that ascends to an open balcony. The public areas feature Burmese vases, woodcarving and specially commissioned art pieces by local artists such as Ba Khine and Hla Phone Aung, whose artworks decorate the hotel's cafe, conference rooms and suites.

For dining, the hotel's updated restaurants and lounges offer a variety of choices. Summer Palace, Shangri-La's signature Chinese restaurant, has six private dining rooms and specialises in Cantonese dim sum and authentic Chinese dishes. Cafe Sule offers international flavours and Asian favourites, while the Peacock Lounge is an informal meeting ground for executives. 
Source: Shangri-la. The Pinya room.

The hotel's meeting spaces - regular hosts of delegations and dignitaries - span three levels at Sule Shangri-La, Yangon and were refurbished in a modern palette with gold accents.

The hotel's 484 remodelled guestrooms present large picture windows that frame the city, river or Shwedagon Pagoda. Flat-screen televisions, complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service, and marble bathrooms complete the guest experience.

Travellers in search of an exclusive retreat will enjoy the new Horizon Club Lounge. The executive lounge was relocated to level 21 to offer an unobstructed view of Shwedagon Pagoda and enlarged to over 490 square meters to provide additional seating and two private meeting rooms.

As part of the Horizon Club benefits, guests will enjoy personal check-in and late check-out at the lounge, complimentary beverages and refreshments all day, a dedicated concierge and Wi-Fi access. Other guest privileges that come with Horizon Club floor accommodation, on levels 18 to 22 of the hotel, include complimentary breakfast, in-room wine and snacks upon arrival, suit pressing and daily fruits.

"It's exciting to see the luxury enhancements of the hotel and to introduce Shangri-La's signature touches in such a desirable destination," said Philip Couvaras, Area GM of Sule Shangri-La, Yangon. "We look forward to continuously providing our guests with new and personal experiences, and to help immerse visitors into the local culture."

To mark Sule Shangri-La, Yangon's rebranding, the hotel is introducing a "Celebration Package" priced from US$215 per night, subject to tax and/or service charges, until 31 July 2014. A minimum two nights' stay in a Deluxe Room includes one way airport transfer (pick up or drop off) and US$40 hotel credit which may be used for hotel food and beverage, laundry, and selected services. For enquiries, e-mail ssyn@shangri-la.com.

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the world's premier hotel companies, currently owns and/or manages more than 80 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 34,000. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, and Sri Lanka. For more information and reservations, please visit http://www.shangri-la.com.