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04 August 2017

PRESS/MEDIA RELEASE:

HTOO HOSPITALITY APPOINTS HENRIK BERGQVIST AS GENERAL MANAGER OF AUREUM PALACE & HOTEL, NGAPALI


An experienced hotelier, Henrik brings more than 13 years of international hospitality experience in Sweden and Thailand to head up our Group’s 42 keys property.
 
Myanmar, 02 August 2017 – HTOO Hospitality is pleased to announce the appointment of Henrik Bergqvist as General Manager of the Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort in Ngapali, Myanmar’s premier beach destination.
 
A Swedish, Henrik joins HTOO Hospitality with 13 years in the hospitality industry, serving most recently as General Manager of Mai Khaolak Beach Resort & Spa and Mai Holiday, Pang Nga, Thailand.  In his new role, Henrik will oversee and manage the daily operations and drive continuous growth of the 42-keys resort.
 
Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies from the University of Stockholm, Henrik embarked on his career in Front Office Operations in Stockholm with Sergel Plaza Hotel, Hotel Rival, Rica Hotel and Best Western Hotel Karlaplan, Rocky’s Boutique Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand and Hotel Management with The Park Samui Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand, The Sunset Beach Resort & Spa in Koh Samui, Thailand and Centara Seaview Resort Khao Lak in Pang Nga, Thailand.
 
“It is our pleasure to welcome Henrik to our Group.  We are confident that his combination of business acumen, food & beverage savviness and understanding of operational strategy will position our hotel as the destination of choice for accommodation, dining, and events,” says Raymond Bragg, Chief Executive Officer, HTOO Hospitality.
 
About Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort, Ngapali
 
The Aureum Palace Hotels & Resorts is one of 09 brands under HTOO Hospitality.  TheAureum Palace Hotel & Resort, Ngapali is located in Myanmar’s premier beach destination and is set along the magnificent white stretches of sandy beaches with tropical palm trees and crystal clear waters of the Bay of Bengal. It provides a secluded and romantic setting featuring dramatic western facing sunsets upon these natural shores. The Resort stands apart as a premier boutique hotel and features the best Spa in the area, offering the ultimate in personal service and excellence in quality. This breathtaking location offers a stylish and relaxing interiors. An idyllic beachfront resort, famed for the fresh local fare and its individually designed and luxuriously spacious cottages. Whether you choose a cottage in the lush tropical garden, the beach overlooking the bay, or our executive cottage with a private pool, it will be hard to find a place that deserves the term "paradise" equally.  For updates, visit http://htoohospitality.com
 
For more information, please contact:
 
Veronica Ann
Group Director of Sales &Marketing    

02 August 2017

PRESS/MEDIA RELEASE:

HTOO HOSPITALITY APPOINTS SERGIO ALBERGO AS GROUP DIRECTOR FOR FOOD & BEVERAGE

 
Cultivating an innovative F&B culture across HTOO Hospitality 
 
Myanmar, 02 August 2017 – HTOO Hospitality is pleased to announce the appointment of Sergio Albergo as Group Director of Food & Beverage. 
 
Sergio joins HTOO Hospitality with 21 years in the food and beverage industry, serving most recently as General Manager of San Carlo Restaurants in UK.  In his new role with HTOO Hospitality, Sergio will manage and oversee the food & beverage operations in the group’s 16 hotels and will be responsible for cultivating an innovative F&B culture across the company’s diverse and multi-brand hotel portfolio to offer our guests and clients exceptional dining experiences.
 
With a Diploma in Hotel Management, Sergio embarked on his career in Food & Beverage with Furama Hotel in Hong Kong, Tulum & Akumal in Cancun, Mexico, Principe Hotels in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Ritz Carlton in Tenerife, Spain, Hotel Management with Maze by Gordon Ramsay in Prague, Czech Republic, Sandals Grande Ocho Rios Beach Villas & Resort in Jamaica, and The Trezzini Palace Hotel in St Petersburg, Russia.
 
Food & Beverage operations are a critical component of our business and branding. With Sergio’s extensive experience and his passion for food and wine, he brings forth fresh ideas and inspiration, as we embark on our journey to offer exciting new menus and dining concepts company-wide.” says Raymond Bragg, Chief Executive Officer, HTOO Hospitality.  
 
About HTOO Hospitality
Over the last 15 years, HTOO Hospitality has built a family of 9 brands under 4 boutique collections to cater to the needs of travellers.  Today, the group takes pride in being the largest collection of boutique hotels located in 11 destinations within Myanmar.  Built on authentic Burmese culture, values and traditions, experience Myanmar, one destination at a time with HTOO Hospitality!  For updates, visit http://htoohospitality.com

For more information, please contact:

Veronica Ann 
Group Director of Sales &Marketing   



02 June 2017

PRESS/MEDIA RELEASE:

HTOO HOSPITALITY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

 
HTOO Hospitality has unveiled a new responsive website which will allow travellers to experience Myanmar’s most exciting destinations on their preferred digital devices even before they begin their travels. This marks the beginning of an exciting line up of digital and social media initiatives which the group will be rolling out to create an enriching user experience for guests and clients.
 
The new website is designed to make it easier for everyone to explore various destinations and the hotels under the group, make and manage bookings, connect and share through various social media platforms. This digital platform will allow people who have not experienced our hotels, to give them a glimpse into the world of HTOO Hospitality. The information featured on the new website illustrates the story of each hotel and its destination. It is also incorporated with popular social media platforms, Facebook and Instagram.
 
Veronica Ann, Group Director of Sales & Marketing, HTOO Hospitality shared “Millennial travellers continue to grow rapidly, we want to ensure our website and other digital platforms are designed to meet their needs, at the same time, not forgetting to engage the less digital savvy traveler. To celebrate our new site, HTOO Hospitality will launch the "#ExploringMyanmar" initiative on our Instagram to encourage everyone to share photos that tell a story of Myanmar. Travellers can share their photos that capture the places and food they have experienced in Myanmar.”
 
“Big data, personalization, mobile and CRM are key driving force in the travel industry today. We are glad to partner with HTOO Hospitality to deploy our technology and know how to assist them to propel ahead of their competition in the growing Myanmar tourism.”- Bernard Quek, Founder and CEO of GHS.
 

iBooking

The new website features a booking engine which offers convenience and personalised pricing with fewer steps to complete a booking. It has never been easier for travellers to book their stay with us.


Reward Supporters

To make booking stays for frequent travellers more rewarding, HTOO Hospitality will be launching an online rewards programme in the second half of this year. The programme will allow travellers to find a HTOO Hospitality hotel, book their stay, access all the latest offers and be rewarded with unique recognitions and loyalty points.

Over the last 15 years, Myanmar-based HTOO Hospitality has built a family of 9 brands under four boutique collections to cater to the needs of travellers. Today, we take pride in being the largest collection of boutique hotels located in 11 destinations within Myanmar.

Built on authentic Burmese culture, values and traditions, we invite you to experience Myanmar, one destination at a time with HTOO Hospitality!



31 March 2017 - 01 April 2017

PRESS/MEDIA RELEASE:

Kitchen Duel at the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel

 
You thought the job of a hotel Chef in a posh hotel may become a boring routine, preparing the same dishes over and over? Not quite, if the employer is innovative and comes up with ideas, born on extensive travels through all continents, to challenge the skills and creativity of his Chefs to make cooking an art form. That is what, U Tayza, Chairman of Htoo Group of Companies, had in mind when he came up with the idea for this very special event.
The musketeers of high class cuisine in the hotel kitchens of the Hotel Business Unit of Htoo Group of Companies are crossing their cooking ladels in an exceptional affair of honor. The two-day competition will take place at the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel on the 31 Mar from noon to 5.30pm and on 01 Apr from 9.30am to 4pm.
 
11 Teams consisting of 03 Chefs each will participate to win the top 3 prizes. The task on day one is to prepare a menu of 1 appetizer and 1 soup in 4 equal portions for each creation. Well, we all know many moms are facing the same challenge every day. But can she do the job if she was given only 2 minutes to find the right ingredients and bring a mouth watering dish to the table in just a wink of an eye later? The cooking facilities will only be in full gear for 2 hours. However, while most of us are just capable of preparing scrambled eggs in this short period of time, judges will see swirling knives like drum sticks at a rock festival, fiery woks and steaming pots at this event.
 
Experts consider the second day of the completion is not a walk in the park either. The professionals will have to prepare 2 main courses, 1 vegetable dish and 1 dessert in 4 equal portions for each creation. This time the teams will have 5 minutes to gather their ingredients and are given 10 minutes to prepare their menu.
 
Judges specially handpicked, will give their notes after the Chefs have explained their creations and tasting of the dishes. They may even discover some of the Chef's secret ingredients and tricks normally hidden behind closed kitchen doors.
 
At the end of day two, we will see the beaming smiles on the faces of the winning teams and probably some future rising stars of haute cuisine in Myanmar. However, the idea of U Tayza does not stop here. Plans are to have another cooking duel in September, stay tuned to find out what's brewing………