Esperado Lake View Hotel, situated in Yangon, offers a perfect combination of world-class facilities, service excellence and Myanmar hospitality. With a mesmerizing view of Yangon, this four star hotel is located on the shores of Lake Kandawgyi, approximately ten-minute drive from the city’s key business district and shopping malls.
The hotel features 109 contemporary rooms and suites with stylish appearance, luxurious furnishing and lake view, fast and free internet connection and air-conditioning, offering a 24-hour room service and limousine transfers for hotel’s guests. Additionally, Esperado Lake View Hotel offers two Function Halls and a Business Centre suitable for meetings, conferences and exhibitions, with capacity from 20 to 300 people, cutting-edge technical equipment and food facility used exclusively for the meeting rooms.
The hotel’s all-day dining restaurant Esperado Rooftop Bar & Restaurant offers traditional and international menus with different styles of dishes from all over the world. For more exclusive dining at Esperado Rooftop Bar & Restaurant, five elegant private dining rooms are also provided. The Esperado Lobby Bar & Café, located in the lobby, serve as the perfect place for socializing and networking, offering large selection of cocktails, beers, snacks and live music. The hotel features a Health Club with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight-resistance equipment and steam rooms.
Esperado Lake View Hotel is rapidly climbing on the ladder of success and is being rewarded by the World Luxury Hotel Awards only one year after its opening in 2015. Kaung Myat Zaw, Business Director, says “Esperado Lake View Hotel is above its competition because we take excellent care of our customers and we offer the most amazing view you can find in Yangon. Our high level of service differentiates us from the rest of the market. We create different experiences by providing various daily gifts to our guests and by displaying paintings of our local artists everywhere in the hotel. We have numerous regular customers, delighted by our service, housekeeping and hygiene”.
The hotel’s convenient location and additional features efficiently meet the discerning needs of business and leisure travellers who are seeking a luxurious and relaxing retreat at an affordable price. Esperado Lake View Hotel currently accommodates 70% business and 30% leisure travellers, mainly from Europe, Japan and ASEAN countries. Discussing future expectations and plans, Kaung Myat Zaw says, “We would like to see an increase in the number of clients coming from the Middle East, South America such as Brazil, Argentina and Costa Rica, and BRICS countries as well. We would also like to encourage leisure tourists to come and experience Myanmar and stay in our hotel”.
Supporting Yangon Community
Being locally owned and managed, Esperado Lake View Hotel is committed to supporting the Yangon community. As part of these efforts, the management team created a unique program that supports local artists by placing their artwork in the hotel. The original paintings, as well as signed reproductions in a limited series, can be purchased by guests who want to take home a piece of Myanmar’s colourful culture.
Esperado Lake View Hotel is also interested in deepening the collaboration with Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, in order to develop high standards of quality services in this sector trough conducting pilot vocational training program and expanding this initiative on regional and national level.
Creating the Brand of Excellence
The high average of occupancy rates, which reached more than 80% in the first year of operation, encouraged the expansion of the Esperado brand throughout establishment of new hotel capacities and franchising opportunities. By the end of 2017, the owner of the brand is planning to open and operate two new hotels in Yangon – a four star hotel offering large rooms with study tables, swimming pool and view of the port and B&B, a three star guest house. Furthermore, the owner plans on opening two hotels in Nay Pyi Taw with capacity of approximately 200 to 300 rooms, as well as to provide franchise for two hotels on Inya Lake and one in Bangan.
Additionally, Esperado Lake View Hotel shows great interest and openness for cooperation with long-distance airlines and tour operators, through the Esperado Tourism Agency. Kaung Myat Zaw says, “We can cater for guests in Yangon and, through our existing and future projects in Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw and Bagan, we are also ready to provide high quality service to our partners and our partner’s guests”. He adds, “We will be expanding the brand to other properties, such as office space and shopping centres, all operating under the Esperado brand. It will be the number one brand in Myanmar, which is our vision and goal, and it will be visible all over Yangon.”
Kaung Myat Zaw points out that Myanmar is growing rapidly, which signifies an increased tourism influx, both in business and leisure. He concludes: “I am sure that every person will find a reason to come to Myanmar. As for Esperado, I would like to invite hoteliers associations to enter in joint ventures with us; we will welcome them with open arms”.