Yangon has attracted a steady stream of travelers in recent years. And its no wonder why—unlike other Southeast Asian cities, its colonial architecture remains intact, and thanks to a number of moneyed investors, it now has a slew of hip restaurants and bars.
Come November, the former Burmese capital will welcome a new addition: the 25-story Pan Pacific Yangon. A stone’s throw away from the city’s main river, it’s an ideal base for those who wish to explore the busy Bogyoke Aung San Market, Sule Pagoda, and the gleaming Schwedagon Pagoda.
The 336-room property promises to be a good vantage point for travelers to see and take photos of the historical city. All anyone has to do is to take the lift to the sixth floor where a double height lobby will give guests panoramic views of busy, clogged streets and gilded pagodas. The hotel will come with standard amenities such as ballrooms, spa, gym, and swimming pool. But more than anything, it’s proof positive that Yangon has really found its groove.