From Paris to Yangon: The Peninsula’s Expansion Plans

Hôtel Dieu in Lyon France, to be the new InterContinental hotel
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The Peninsula Paris

Here in Paris, there’s a palpable buzz about the hotel at 19 Avenue Kleber that’s slated to open in August. The European debut for The Peninsula Hotels, The Peninsula Paris is the result of six years of restoration work that’s said to represent the finest in French savoir-faire and craftsmanship. (Stay tuned for more details about the 200 rooms, including 45 suites, and on-site amenities in a future issue of the magazine.)

In other big news, the rumors about The Peninsula’s foray into Myanmar have been confirmed this week with the signing of an agreement between Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited and Yoma Strategic Holdings to restore the former Myanmar Railway Company headquarters and transform it into a luxury hotel. Thus The Peninsula Yangon will occupy one of the oldest existing colonial buildings in the city. As Myanmar is such an exciting emerging market, The Peninsula will no doubt fill the niche for the smart accommodations sought after by adventure-seeking luxury travelers. For more information, visit www.peninsula.com

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