Melia International is to open a new hotel in Myanmar.

The 400-room property, due to open in 2016, will see the company expand to 24 hotels and more than 6,000 rooms in the Asia Pacific region.

The new-build hotel will be located in downtown Yangon next to Inya Lake, with “easy access” to Yangon International airport.

The Melia Yangon will feature a variety of restaurants, wide range of meeting facilities and a spa. It will be part of a mixed-use complex including office buildings, apartments and a commercial centre.

Melia Hotels International, VP Asia Pacific, Bernardo Cabot, said: “Meliá Yangon represents a new milestone for our committed growth in Asia Pacific and we are eager to bring our most internationally recognised brand, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, to Myanmar thanks to the confidence and support of our partner Hoang Anh Gia Lai Myanmar.

“This hotel will boost our brand awareness within the region, while providing the platform in which to expand to other locations within the country.”

Last month, Melia opened its first Innside property in the UK.

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