Thailand’s Centara Hotels and Resorts and KMA Hotels Group have inked an MoU to begin the development and renovation of six Myanmar properties, which will be managed by the upscale and upper upscale Centara and Centara Boutique Collection brands.
Three of KMA Hotels Group’s existing properties located in Inle, Naypyitaw and Taungoo, will undergo refurbishment prior to reopening, while three new hotels are due to launch in Bagan and Than Daung. These include Centara Bagan River View Resort & Spa, Kaytumadi Dynasty Bagan Resort, Centara Boutique Collection and Shwe Than Daung Resort, Centara Boutique Collection.
Centara Paradise Inle Lake Resort & Spa will open its doors in Q4 of this year.
CEO, Centara Hotels and Resorts, Thirayuth Chirathivat enthused on the MoU: “Our partnership with KMA Hotels represents a significant milestone for Centara. It gives us the opportunity to establish a significant presence for Centara in a country with huge potential for tourism development, and we are looking forward to contributing to Myanmar’s development while providing travellers with more options to enjoy our Thai-inspired, international standard of hospitality across a variety of destinations.”
Meanwhile managing director, KMA Hotels Group, U Kaung Htet Tun declared: “We are delighted that Centara will be bringing their management expertise and and strong brand to six of Myanmar’s most popular destinations. Myanmar shows great potential for tourism growth, and Centara’s presence here represents a step forward for the Hotel and Tourism industries.”