Grand Mercure announces the opening of its first property in Myanmar. Overlooking the famed Shwedagon Pagoda, Grand Mercure Yangon Golden Empire boasts 175 guest rooms and suites designed by local artist Pyar Dade. Featuring detailed hand-painted ceilings inspired by colourful sapphire, emerald, gold and ruby gemstones, the rooms ranged from 30 sqm for superior rooms to 340 sqm two-bedroom suite.

“This is our first Grand Mercure in Myanmar and the opening of Grand Mercure Yangon Golden Empire encapsulates the cultural touchstone of the destination and heritage in bringing local stories to life,” said Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer of AccorHotels, Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia and the Maldives.

Culinary offerings are spread across its restaurant, deli and pool bar. Flavours Restaurant offers diners a selection of diverse international and Asian cuisine, as well as halal food. Speciality cakes and fresh pastries are available at Mahura Deli, where guests can enjoy a casual meal along with a selection of gourmet coffees, teas or a glass of wine. A selection of light snacks, finger foods and cocktails are available at Ken Pool Bar beside the outdoor swimming pool.

One unique feature at Grand Mercure Yangon Golden Empire is the well-equipped wellness area complete with an outdoor swimming pool, children’s pool and a fitness centre. For relaxation, there is a spa complete with open-air Jacuzzi, sauna and steam bath, while a nearby golf course completes the suite of leisure facilities.

For meetings, private parties and weddings, the hotel boasts two state-of-the-art ballrooms that can host up to 400 guests with a large pre-event function area and seven meeting rooms that feature natural daylight overlooking the Yangon skyline.

“We look forward to welcoming business and leisure travellers to this urban garden, where our staff aims to bring captivating stories of the destination to life,” said Vinoth Kumar, General Manager of Grand Mercure Yangon Golden Empire.