Sedona Hotel Yangon marked the soft opening of its new Inya Wing on 1 October 2015, in a ceremony graced by Myanmar’s Minister of Hotels and Tourism, H.E. U Htay Aung.
Designed by award-winning Singapore firm, Forum Architects, and renowned hospitality design firm, 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 Inya Wing feature traditional Burmese art and materials which are 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, the owner of Sedona Hotel Yangon, said, “Today, we open the doors to exciting new experiences as we raise the benchmark for hospitality in Myanmar, building on the good reputation and track record of Sedona Hotel Yangon.”
H.E. U Htay Aung 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 in Myanmar are estimated to reach five million in 2015, and surpass seven 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,” he added.
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 comprising a new retail arcade and an elevated podium that houses a terrace which features a swimming pool, fitness centre and an all-day restaurant.