The 5-star Sedona Hotel Yangon, Myanmar, has celebrated the soft opening of its new Inya Wing, 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 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 infused with modern Asian influences. The traditional Burmese umbrella is a key motif that runs throughout the new wing, starting with the 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.”
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.
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