New Memories Group Hotel to Open in December

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Commanding a panoramic vista over the Thanlwin [Salween] River, the 72-key Hotel Suggati is set to celebrate its grand opening on December 15 in Mawlamying, the capital of Myanmar’s Mon State.

Designed by US architect Daniel West, this waterfront property brings a new vitality in business hotel options to the country’s fourth largest city, according to a media release by the Memories Group, which owns it.

The five-story Suggati provides conference rooms, working spaces with hi-speed Wi-Fi, a fitness center, and a restaurant specializing in both Burmese and Western cuisines, as well as French pastries, which will be open to the local public.

Recently appointed general manager Leila Nortier from France takes the reins at the landmark hotel after three years at another Memories resort in nearby Hpa-an.

“We want to put Mawlamyaing on the map,” Nortier says of the port city that lies 300 km southeast of Yangon. “The Suggati is a three-star hotel, but we are aiming to offer five-star service.”

Nortier brings to the table a decade of experience in F&B, including stints at the Four Seasons in Geneva, the St.

Regis Singapore, and working under a 2-Michelin-star chef at the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai.

Visitors need not to venture too far to experience typical Myanmar cuisine, also.

Suites at Hotel Suggati start at $120 per night from December 15 through to May 2019.

For visitors or travellers, the charming city of Mawlamying is a vacation destination, looking to get about 300 Km away from Yangon for a nice long relaxing weekend.

Having a lot of natural and cultural character, the city is surrounded by natural attractions, such as limestone karsts, several fascinating caves, and historical temples.

“So it makes an ideal base for foreign visitors to go sightseeing and discovering the real Myanmar,” according to My Magical Myanmar’s media observation that answers to visitors’ needs.

“Visitors nowadays are looking for something more than just the standard tour; they come to Myanmar to discover places that are off the beaten track. Mawlamyaing falls into that category,” the observation promises.

Welcomed to Mawlamying by a unique new choice Hotel Suggati, its upper floors on the ideal site afford spectacular views, facing the sunset over the island of Bilu and having a 180-degree vista of starting from the north of the city where the markets sit, down Strand Road along the waterfront and beyond Aung San Bridge towards the mouth of the Salween, where this 2,800-km river finally meets the Andaman sea.

It is quite sublime. And, the views the City View suites are equally enthralling: a guest can see no less than nine pagodas and three monasteries from windows. Some are lit up at night and it makes for a dazzling skyline.

Regarding a business point of view, the Memories Group came up with a primary reason to have invested, saying, “We firmly believe Mawlamyaing has great potential, and we are proud to have staked a claim in the city's future."

The Memories Group
 is a destination management company which owns and operates several resorts and activities in Myanmar, including hot-air balloon adventures, sailing tours and boutique lodges in the rainforest.

For bookings or inquiries: Memories Travel DMC, Swiss Business Office Center / No. (36-38) A, 1st floor, Myay Nu Street, Sanchaung Township, Yangon, Myanmar.

Tel: (+95) 9 2502 94669, (+95) 9 4489 40215. Email:;

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