As Myanmar has welcomed increasing numbers of international visitors and businesses in the past few years, so too have hotels upped their game to meet travellers’ needs. The Sedona Hotel Yangon, originally opened in the 1990s, last year added its new Inya Wing, featuring Burmese design touches and modern facilities in an unbeatable location for business travellers.
Tourists might prefer to be near Yangon’s bustling old town, but it’s far from the airport, with traffic congestion adding to the frustration in between. If you’re travelling for business, the Sedona’s location halfway between the airport and downtown can be a significant timesaver. It’s also right on the edge of Inya Lake, a placid sight visible from many of the guest rooms.
Rooms in the older Garden Wing have been updated, but the real standout is the sophisticated Inya Wing, which officially opened last year. A subtle parasol design theme brings a Burmese feel to the otherwise modern accommodation. A new set of suites were recently unveiled, most featuring separate living areas perfect for informal meetings.
The lake-facing Executive Club Lounge is accessible to guests staying in suites and is another great place for small meetings or just to unwind. Refreshments are served during the day, followed by evening cocktails. Or talk shop over food at D’Cuisine, which does an excellent all-day buffet. Rooms small and large – reaching 1,000-person capacity – can be booked for onsite functions. sedonahotels.com.sg/yangon