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27th SEA Games, Yangon Hotel Rooms Allocated


27th SEA games, myanmar27th SEA Games, Myanmar:

If you own a hotel in Yangon Myanmar, things can be looking up for you as the 27th SEA games are approaching. According to The Myanmar Post News Journal, Ministry of Sports had asked all hotels from Yangon to leave at least 20% of their rooms vacated for the upcoming 27th SEA Games which will be celebrated in Yangon for the first time.

Since 27th SEA games will be celebrated in 2013 December which happens to be travel peak season, most hotels are packed with travelers from all over the world.  That is why Ministry of Sports is requesting all hotels in Yangon to spare some rooms for the athletes and administrative personnel. This request was made by U Aye Myint Kyu, vice minister of Ministry of Sports, The Myanmar Post weekly news journal reported.

“We will try to arrange for best accommodation for the athletes as we can.  Hotel from Yangon Hotelier Association will be reserved for the athletes and those big name hotels will be for the management and administrative personnel.” Told by U Aye Myint Kyu, vice minister of Ministry of Sports.

Even though the vice minister did not state the amount of rooms to be left for the SEA game, various sources from Hotels told that he had requested at least 20% to be left for the government’s usage for the SEA game.  Currently, there are 187 hotels in Yangon and 7,934 rooms in total.  Six types of sporting events will be held in Yangon during 27th SEA games and there will be about a thousand of athletes and staff.

“Actually, there are only about 40 hotels which have the acceptable standard.  There will be about 1,200 rooms in total.  We need to negotiate with all hotels for this matter”, told by chairman of Yangon Zone Hotelier Association, U Tin Win.

In terms of hotel prices in Yangon, Myanmar, it is known that the government expects to charge about $50 per day for the room which will include breakfast and lunch. As economy is growing in Myanmar, to get a room is becoming a challenge in Yangon.  “Even though it is a low season, all rooms are booked.  We have such difficulty to book a room for our guests” told by one of the staff from newly formed travel agency. So if you’re planning on attending the 27th SEA games in Myanmar, you’re advised to book your hotel room in advance!

Posted on 20 June 2012

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