Starwood Hotels & Resorts Slated to Enter Myanmar with the Signing of Sheraton Yangon Hotel

Scheduled to Open in 2017, Sheraton Yangon Hotel Will Pave the Way for Future Starwood Developments in Southeast Asia

YANGON, Myanmar - May 28, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced its market debut in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar with the signing of Sheraton® Yangon Hotel, a new build property in the dynamic capital city. Owned by Family Business Group Hotel Limited, the milestone signing builds upon the Sheraton first mover advantage in the region, meets accelerating demand, and brings the brand’s Asia-Pacific portfolio to 73 hotels and 37 resorts.

“The signing reflects the brand’s commitment to expanding the Sheraton global portfolio through strategic and meaningful relationships with owners and developers in mature and emerging markets,” said Lothar Pehl, Senior Vice President, Operation and Global Initiatives, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific. “Touted as Asia’s final frontier, Myanmar presents immense potential for rapid growth and we are excited to share our engaging brand programming and innovative social spaces with the burgeoning nation.”

Located in the Tamwe Township, near Kandawgyi Lake, the Sheraton Yangon Hotel will feature 375 sophisticated guest rooms outfitted with signature brand amenities. Other property offerings will include Shine Spa for Sheraton™, three dining venues, and recreation facilities ranging from a swimming pool to a state-of-the-art Sheraton Fitness® centre. With function space totalling 1,880 square metres, Sheraton Yangon Hotel will be an ideal choice for meetings, weddings and functions.

“Sheraton already has a strong footprint across Southeast Asia and the signing of Sheraton Yangon Hotel signals the next great international expansion opportunity,” said Rajit Sukumaran, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific.

Sheraton Yangon Hotel will open during an exciting period in the country, spurred by a major investment from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism that has encouraged 4 million international arrivals in 2015 alone. Yangon boasts a number of top tourist attractions, including the iconic Shewedagon Pagoda—the single most important religious site in all of Myanmar—conveniently located 2.8 kilometres from the hotel. As the country’s largest city, Yangon operates as the country’s principal political, cultural, and commercial centre. An easy 20 minutes from the Yangon International Airport, Sheraton Yangon Hotel will help meet the strong demand for quality accommodation for business and leisure travellers alike.

“We are delighted to partner with Starwood to introduce the company’s first hotel in Myanmar and are eager to continue the relationship by targeting additional development opportunities across the country,” said Mr. Ko Ko Latt, CEO, Family Business Group Hotel Limited.

“We are confident that this strong partnership will positively uplift the hospitality industry in Myanmar,” added Mr. Myint Zaw, Vice President of Family Business Group Hotel Limited.

The signing of Sheraton Yangon Hotel follows the announcements of key pipeline hotels for Starwood in the region, including Sheraton Danang Resort, Four Points® by Sheraton Danang in Vietnam, The Westin® Manila Sonata Place in the Philippines, and Four Points® by Sheraton Bali, Kuta in Indonesia. Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta marks our sixth resort in Indonesia with three more properties announced to open in the next two years.

Visit for more information.

About Sheraton Hotels & Resorts

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts is on a mission to bring people together through communal experiences because we believe that travel is better when shared. As the largest and most global brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., Sheraton helps guests make connections at more than 430 hotels in more than 70 countries around the world through signature offerings such as the exclusive Sheraton Club Lounge. A current $8 billion global expansion promises that the brand will continue to create lasting memories for travellers around the world. Sheraton, like all brands within the Starwood portfolio, is proud to offer the Starwood Preferred Guest® program, the industry’s leading loyalty program. To learn more, visit Stay connected to Sheraton: @sheratonhotels on Twitter and Instagram and

SOURCE Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Media Contacts:

Daryl Pan
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
65 6335 4879
Specialist, Corporate Communications

Alethea Lam
Director, Corporate Communications
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific


Social Reach:

Viewer Response:

comments powered by Disqus

Sheraton Hotels »

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts makes it easy for guests to explore, relax and enjoy the possibilities of travel through smart solutions and effortless experiences at more than 440 hotels in more than 72 countries around the world.


  1. Business Overview
  2. Franchise News

Franchise News Room »

News By Industry »

Hot Opportunities

Batteries Plus Bulbs Franchise Opportunity

Batteries Plus Bulbs
Whether you're an existing multi-unit operator with a non-competing brand...

Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip Franchise Opportunity

Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip
Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip is the only major, national dessert café...

Taco Bueno Franchise Opportunity

Taco Bueno
At Taco Bueno, we continue to make Tex-Mex the right way. We prepare our...

Kitchen Solvers Franchise Opportunity

Kitchen Solvers
As a Kitchen Solvers franchisee you will not need any prior remodeling or...

Kids 'R' Kids Franchise Opportunity

Kids 'R' Kids
Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies is a pioneer in the early childhood...

Midas Franchise Opportunity

Midas, a recognized brand throughout the world and highly renowned name in...

Launch Trampoline Park Franchise Opportunity

Launch Trampoline Park
Launch Trampoline Park is an indoor sports and entertainment facility...

Nékter Juice Bar Franchise Opportunity

Nékter Juice Bar
Interested in owning a business in a thriving industry where health &...

A Franchise Update Media Group Production
Franchise Update Media | P.O. Box 20547 // San Jose, CA 95160 // PH. (408) 402-5681
Copyright © 2001 - 2016. All Rights Reserved. Site Hosting Provided By: wishVPS on FUMG3

In Loving Memory Of Timothy Gardner (1987-2014)