Yangon - The Hilton Hotels and Resorts group signed agreements to manage five Myanmar hotels Wednesday, with the first two scheduled to be opened in October.
The US-based hotel group signed the deals with Eden Group Company Limited, a Myanmar business conglomerate founded by Chit Khine, reputedly close to the former ruling junta.
Hilton will begin managing an Eden properties in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital, and another in Ngapali, a popular beach resort on the western coast.
Later it will manage hotels in Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake, the country's main tourist destinations. "The introduction of five Hilton properties to the key destinations of Nay Pyi Taw, Ngapali, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake marks our commitment to Myanmar," said Andrew Clough, senior vice president of development of Middle East and Asia Pacific for Hilton Worldwide.