January 8, 2019
IN partnership with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, The Asia Myanmar Shining Star Group of Companies on January 8 held a grand opening ceremony to unveil the Kantharyar Centre, a new mixed-use project offering comprehensive office space, shopping centre and luxury residences.
The Kantharyar Centre comprises the brand-new Wyndham Grand Yangon, a luxurious hotel concept from the world’s largest hotel franchisor and leading provider of hotel management services.
The Wyndham Grand Yangon
Rising from the shores of Kandawgyi Lake, the striking 20-storey Wyndham Grand Yangon is a new landmark in the heart of Myanmar’s commercial capital, offering breathtaking views of the Kandawgyi Lake and golden Shwedagon Pagoda.
Designed by renowned architecture and interior design firm HASSELL, the Wyndham Grand Yangon represents a new standard of modern luxury in Myanmar, inviting guests to an urban oasis that immerses Yangon’s history and culture.
Throughout the hotel, guests can discover intricate touches that connect them to Burmese tradition, like authentic artefacts, lacquered lamps that take the shape of traditional vessels, and brick red colours – a characteristic of the city.
“The Wyndham Grand brand is renowned for its little luxuries – from premium amenities, sophisticated designs to attentive staff offering more than 40 locations in some of the world’s most beautiful destinations,” said Mr Joon Aun Ooi, President and Managing Director of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Southeast Asia and Pacific Rim.
“Wyndham Grand Yangon has been built with today’s modern traveller in mind, offering a luxurious hotel concept, an exceptional location and a wide array of dining options and amenities that will elevate the hotel stay experience for both business and leisure travellers,” he said.
Each of the 291 rooms and suites blend contemporary elegance with a modern touch with floor-to-ceiling windows, wooden floors, state of the art technology and spacious bathrooms with separate bathtubs and rain showers adding to the sense of style.
Guests staying on the Executive Club Floors will enjoy exclusive access to the Executive Lounge, which offers bespoke services, daily buffet breakfast and evening cocktails, as well as complimentary use of a meeting room for two hours.
Elevated on the 20th floor of the hotel, the 320 square metre Presidential Suite is the jewel on the hotel’s crown; a sanctuary of luxury, complete with a meeting area, dining room and private bar, plus a sauna and an indulgent eight-person Jacuzzi.
Wyndham Grand Yangon features a collection of first-class facilities, including two restaurants and two bars.
The Spoon is an all-day dining destination that offers international cuisine, traditional Burmese dishes and a wide range of beverages, including craft beers.
The sumptuous daily breakfast combines world favourites with local flavours, including mohinga (Burmese noodle soup). The hotel also features a specialty restaurant serving fine-Thai cuisine, and two bars in the lobby and by the poolside will offer light bites and beverages.
Leisure facilities include a fitness centre and an outdoor pool with sweeping views of the lake below. Guests can also pamper themselves with a host of sublime treatments at The Spa. Meanwhile, direct access to a shopping mall makes it easy to indulge in retail therapy.
For corporate guests and event planners, the hotel provides extensive conference and banqueting space, including a 500-delegate Grand Ballroom with a huge LED screen, five meeting rooms with a large pre-function space for cocktail receptions as well as an outdoor garden for alfresco events and weddings.
On November 21, 2014, the Shining Star Group of Companies broke ground on the site near Yangon’s iconic Kandawgyi Lake. Today, almost five years later, the towers of the Kantharyar Centre have emerged amongst the iconic city skyline.
The US$200 million city-dimensional complex includes the state-of-the-art Grade A Office Tower, a high-end shopping centre and serviced luxury apartments, bringing the very best of Yangon to a single location in the heart of the city.
“Access to quality office and residential infrastructure in Yangon has always been a concern for foreign investors, especially for foreign employees worried that they would not be able to enjoy a high standard of living,” explained Mr Yan Yu, President of Asia Myanmar Shining Star.
“From the beginning, the Kantharyar Centre was envisioned as Myanmar’s first truly world-class mixed-use complex for local and international business elite, and I am proud to say we have succeeded,” he said.
From a state-of-the-art security system to its 600-space parking area, Kantharyar Centre’s 22-storey Grade A Office Tower (leased at US$30-US$50 per square metre) contains 168 grade A units, with options ranging from more modest spaces to full-floor suites, making it the first 5A class office tower in Yangon. The whole of the building is connected to an advanced high-speed internet and telecom system and connected to backup power generators in the event of a grid failure.
Adjacent to the office tower, the Serviced Apartments offer an unrivalled standard of city living. Each unit comes fully furnished with the property management capacity of a five-star hotel, and Kantharyar Centre’s Golden Key Service seamlessly bridges work and life, offering a vast array of services from scheduling to laundry to translation.
Finally, the Shopping Centre allows residents, guests and visitors some of Yangon’s best shopping, dining and entertainments in without leaving the tower complex. In addition to its fine and casual dining restaurants, coffee shops and fashion boutiques, a spa and beauty salon, fitness club, grocery store and cinema rank among the outlets of this full scale shopping mall.
“Kantharyar Centre is designed to create a synergy between work and life, where routines of living, working, shopping, dining and even going to the cinema blend together seamlessly,” said U Aung Myint, Chairman of Asia Myanmar Consortium Development Co., Ltd.