Japanese hotel opens in Thilawa SEZ

04 April 2019
Japanese hotel opens in Thilawa SEZ
Arieal view of Thilawa Special Economic Zone. Photo: Myanmar International Terminals Thilawa

Japan's Super Hotel chain has opened the first lodgings in Myanmar's Thilawa Special Economic Zone outside Yangon, anticipating demand from business travelers as foreign companies build factories in the region, according to Nikkei Asian Review on 4 April.

Super Hotel Myanmar Thilawa is said to be the only full-fledged commercial facility at the site, however, amid lagging construction in the residential and commercial area adjacent to the industrial area, according to the report.

The four-story hotel cost about 1.5 billion yen ($13.5 million). The recently opened property consists of 129 rooms, mostly with single beds. Some are furnished with small kitchens for long-term guests. The wood interior, including the front desk made from a giant log obtained locally, provides a calming atmosphere, Nikkei Asian Review reports.

This is the Osaka-based business hotel chain's second facility in Myanmar. The first property opened in Yangon in 2015.