Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Floating hotel to open soon at Botahtaung Jetty

YANGON — The Vintage Luxury floating hotel will soon be launched at the Botahtaung Jetty, according to the Hla Hla Pa Pa Company.

“We have recruited employees who will work at the floating hotel. We are currently training the employees. Soon the floating hotel will be open,” said the company spokesperson.

The luxury hotel is a renovated version of a Finnish vessel that is 106 metres long and 18.4 metres wide. The ship has a gross weight of over 2000 metric tonnes and it now consists of 104 double rooms, 2 restaurants and bars.

Two new jetties have been constructed where the vessel will be docked. The project work involved expansion of Botahtaung Harbour area since July 2012. 

For the project, the Hla Hla Pa Pa Company bought a ship without an engine from Finland, which arrived in Yangon on August 18, 2013. The renovation of the vessel took place at the Myanma Shipyard.

source: Eleven Myanmar
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