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Best Western Enters Burma’s Burgeoning Hotel Market

22 May 2013

US hotel chain Best Western International has taken over management of the Green Hill Hotel in central Rangoon, making it the first US company to enter Burma’s fast-growing hotel market. In a press release, the company said its partnership with the six-month-old, 189-room Green Hill Hotel was just the first step in a long-term commitment to building Best Western’s presence in Burma. Growth in Burma’s tourism sector has been dramatic since the country opened up two years ago, but a lack of hotels, particularly in Rangoon, has hampered further expansion.