9 August 2018

Grand Mercure debuts in Myanmar

Grand Mercure has opened its first property in Myanmar. Overlooking the Schwedagon Pagoda, Grand Mercure Yangon Golden Empire boasts 175 guest rooms and suites designed by local artist Pyar Dade.

Source: AccorHotels. The Grand Mercure Yangon Golden Empire.
Source: AccorHotels. The Grand Mercure Yangon Golden Empire. 

“This is our first Grand Mercure in Myanmar and the opening of Grand Mercure Yangon Golden Empire encapsulates the cultural touchstone of the destination and heritage in bringing local stories to life,” said Patrick Basset, COO, AccorHotels, Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia and the Maldives.

“As Myanmar develops as a popular destination for tourists, business and corporate visitors, we expect to see significant development within the years to come. Renowned for its lush tropical trees, beautiful lakes and one of the ancient wonders of the world, Yangon is definitely poised to lead further growth in the country”

Featuring detailed hand-painted ceilings inspired by sapphire, emerald, gold and ruby gemstones, the rooms ranged from 30 sq m for superior rooms to a 340 sq m two-bedroom suite. 

Flavours Restaurant offers diners international and Asian cuisine, as well as halal food. Specialty cakes and fresh pastries are available at Mahura Deli, where guests can enjoy a casual meal along with gourmet beverages. Light snacks and finger foods are available at Ken pool bar beside the outdoor swimming pool surrounded by a tropical garden.

The Grand Mercure Yangon Golden Empire also features a fitness centre and a spa, complete with open-air jacuzzi, sauna and steam bath. A golf course is nearby. 

For meetings, private parties and weddings, the hotel boasts two state-of-the-art ballrooms that can host up to 400 guests with a large pre-event function area plus seven meeting rooms that feature natural daylight and overlooking the Yangon skyline.

“We look forward to welcoming business and leisure travellers to this urban garden, where our staff aims to bring captivating stories of the destination to life,” said Vinoth Kumar, GM, Grand Mercure Yangon Golden Empire.

Grand Mercure is a portfolio of charming upscale hotels that embody the authenticity of each local culture. With its origins in Asia Pacific, and further expansion planned for Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, the Grand Mercure brand now boasts more than 45 hotels worldwide.

According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, Myanmar welcomed 3.44 million visitors in 2017, up from 2.9 million in 2016 - an 18% increase.

For a weekend getaway, enjoy a superior room night stay at US$100 nett with breakfast for two or a deluxe room night stay at US$120 nett with breakfast for two from now until 30 September 2018. Call +95 1233 0288 for general enquiries or +95 1233 9298 for reservations.