Historic Myanmar building transformed to Kempinski with three storeys of wellness

by Jane Kitchen | 13 Dec 2017

Kempinski is set to open a heritage hotel in Yangon, Myanmar, after a five-year restoration.

Originally built in 1927 as the New Law Courts, The Heritage Hotel Kempinski Yangon was created by architect Thomas Oliphant Foster and built by Doorman Long UK – the builders of the Sydney Harbour Bridge – as the first multi-level steel structure in the Far East.

The hotel will include 219 bedrooms, along with extensive wellness facilities spread over three floors. The Kempinski The Spa – designed for the hotel by Resense – has been created with a blend of Myanmar’s rich heritage and includes six treatment rooms, a double VIP suite, a state-of-the-art gym, a yoga studio, a rooftop pool, a barbershop and a beauty lounge.

“Since we started work on this hotel project, we have an even better understanding of the location and are embracing Burmese customs,” said Ed Brea, general manager of the hotel.

The building has been restored from the inside out in partnership with the Yangon Heritage Trust, which has aimed to preserve the spirit and grandeur of its past. The hotel is set to open in spring 2018, and will also include several restaurants and a rooftop bar.

“The Heritage Hotel Kempinski Yangon symbolises our original pioneering spirit and commitment to craftsmanship in this carefully restored heritage building of exceptional beauty,” said Markus Semer, chair and CEO of Kempinski Hotels.

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Kempinski is set to open a heritage hotel in Yangon, Myanmar, after a five-year restoration. Originally built in 1927 as the New Law Courts, The Heritage Hotel Kempinski Yangon was created by architect Thomas Oliphant Foster and built by Doorman Long UK – the builders of the Sydney Harbour Bridge – as the first multi-level steel structure in the Far East. The hotel will include 219 bedrooms, along with extensive
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