Best Western opens first hotel at Inle Lake, Myanmar
Staff Writer |
Best Western Hotels & Resorts has arrived in one of Southeast Asia’s most alluring tourist destinations: Inle Lake, in Myanmar’s Shan State.
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The new Best Western Thousand Island Hotel is perfectly positioned on the bustling riverfront of Nyaung Shwe, the city north of the lake that acts as the main trade and transportation gateway to Inle.
From this prime location, guests can easily access the urban charms of Nyaung Shwe, which is home to markets, restaurants and tea houses, or take a boat out onto the lake.
One of Myanmar’s most iconic visitor attractions, Inle Lake is famous for its “one-legged” Intha fishermen and floating gardens. It has also been designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Best Western Thousand Island Hotel provides a total of 48 rooms, all of which come equipped with comfortable beds, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with international channels, built-in closets, complimentary coffee and tea, safety boxes and slippers.
Guest can unwind in the hotel’s hot tub or billiard room, or enjoy exquisite local and international cuisine from the riverfront café, which features indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the bustling river.
And after a long day exploring the lake and local area, guests can relax in the hotel’s rooftop bar, sipping on a cocktail whilst watching the spectacular sunset over the Shan hills.
The hotel is located just 28km from Heho Airport, which has multiple daily connections to cities including Yangon and Mandalay.
Best Western Thousand Island Hotel becomes the international hotel group’s third property in Myanmar, joining the Best Western Green Hill Hotel and Best Western Chinatown Hotel, both of which are located in downtown Yangon.
The company is also seeking further opportunities to expand its portfolio across Myanmar in the future. ■