Currently under construction, the hotel will operate under the upscale BEST WESTERN PLUS product when it opens in the second quarter of 2014. All 56-room will include international amenities such as comfortable beds, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, minibars, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi.
The hotel will feature an all-day restaurant serving local and international dishes, a bar, fitness center, sauna, steam room and spa. There will also be a rooftop barbecue outlet.
BWI’s Vice President of International Operations for Asia and the Middle East, Glenn de Souza, said, “With a population of more than 160 million people – the eighth largest in the world - and a fast-growing manufacturing industry, Bangladesh is becoming an increasingly important regional and global player.”
Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport handled 5.6 million passengers in 2012, but this is expected to rise rapidly in the coming years, with new airlines entering the market and more international carriers targeting Bangladesh.
For BWI, the new BEST WESTERN PLUS hotel will be its second in Dhaka, following the 51-room BEST WESTERN La Vinci Hotel.