Amata Hotels (IFC-37848)

  • Myanmar
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Bagan and Inle Lake
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Voting Date
Oct 13, 2016
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 13.50 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 29.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Sep 16, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Sep 7, 2016

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Project Description
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United International Group Limited ("UIG", the "company" or the "Amata Hotels"), wholly owned by Mr. U Win Aung (the "sponsor") together with his wife, has 3 operational hotels in Myanmar under the Amata umbrella, including:

92-room Amata Ngapali Beach Resort,

76-room Amata Garden Resort Inle, and

31-room Amata Boutique House Bagan

The sponsor plans to expand his existing operations in Bagan and Inle through the construction of a new 144-room hotel in Bagan in close proximity to the existing Amata Bagan hotel (; and

a new 110-room hotel and 20 villas development on the same site ( as the existing Amata hotel in Inle (together, the "project").

The project will be undertaken in 2 phases:

Phase I comprising of 72 rooms in Bagan, 55 rooms and 20 villas in Inle, and shared facilities such as a lobby, restaurant, etc. in both hotels ("Phase I"), and

Phase II comprising of 72 rooms in Bagan and 55 rooms in Inle ("Phase II").IFC is considering to provide a loan of up to US$13.5 million for the proposed project; with US$8.5 million for Phase I and US$5 million for Phase II.


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Contact Person: Ms Wai Wai Khin
Company Name: Amata Hotel Group
Address: No.10. Inya Yeik Tha Street, Kaba Aye Pagoda Road,
Mayangone Tsp. Yangon. Myanmar
Phone: (959) 73065169
Facsimile: (951) 657690

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