Hilton, together with the United States Embassy, jointly held a groundbreaking ceremony for the embassy’s liaison office in the capital city of Myanmar on Thursday.
The groundbreaking ceremony took place in the presence of Ambassador Scot Marciel and Union Minister U Kyaw Tin, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Myanmar.
When it completes in 2020, the liaison office will be housed within Hilton Nay Pyi Taw, which represented Hilton's entry into Myanmar when it opened in 2014.
The US liaison office will serve as the official presence of the U.S. government in Nay Pyi Taw, facilitating increased engagement between US diplomats and the Government of Myanmar.
The upcoming opening of the U.S. liaison office further demonstrates the long-term commitment of the United States to its bilateral relationship with Myanmar.
“Over the past century, Hilton’s journey to bring the light and warmth of hospitality to the world was made possible through the support of our partners all around the globe. This partnership with the US Embassy marks a milestone for us and it gives us great honour to be the first hotel in Asia Pacific to host a U.S. liaison office.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity not only to provide a warm and secure space for partners and colleagues of the US Embassy to conduct business from on a daily basis, but for Hilton Nay Pyi Taw to deliver the Hilton experience to their guests and partners when they visit,” said Alan Watts, President, Asia Pacific, Hilton.