Myanmar's commercial and artistic hub, Yangon, stands tall on the east bank of the oceanic River Yangon. The city has grown the past few years into one of the best places to be in Asia, whose beauty remains intact despite the building sites and traffic jams of the city. Yangon is now the proud home of a diversity of restaurants, cafes, bars, and a nice array of gorgeous hotels and resorts offering world-class accommodation.
Finding the most suitable hotel for you in Yangon (especially if you are living in another continent) has been proved to be quite tricky. The city is home to a good diversity of hotels and resorts, making it quite difficult to pick the ideal for you. Among the hotels and resorts that you will find in Yangon, there is a luxury hotel that stands out due to its gorgeous location, world-class accommodation, and excellent services. Let's discover The Strand Yangon!
Counting 100 years of history
Built in 1901, The Strand Yangon enjoys the reputation of "the finest hostelry East of Suez" for over a decade now. The hotel is known as one of the most popular hotels in Southeast Asia, even mentioned in a book written by Author John Murray in 1911 'Handbook for Travellers in India, Burma and Ceylon'.
The property has undergone two restorations since its original creation. The first one took place in 1989 and the later took place more recently, in 2016. The renovation project preserved the heritage at the heart of the hotel and honoured the Strand’s part in Myanmar’s history, whilst creating a more relaxed, refined and glamorous setting for 21st century travellers and explorers.
Local artisans meticulously restored every original architectural detail of The Strand Yangon, from the teak panelling and antique bedsteads, to traditional Myanmar lacquerware and marble flooring, whilst giving the hotel a complete upgrade and contemporary twist through the latest technology, a refreshed colour palette and subtle decorative details.
Stay in Style
The Strand is home 32 suites, which have been elegantly designed to match with the hotel's 21st century aesthetics. Vintage-inspired textiles, original pieces of artwork and calming neutral hues give a unique feeling to the hotel's atmosphere, giving it a standing out factor from the rest in the area. This is the best place to enjoy state-of-the-art communication systems and modern technologies that bring the classic Grande Dame into present.
All rooms are naturally lighted with near floor-to-ceiling windows that allow natural light during the day. The Strand's English speaking butlers will cater to all your needs on the spot, providing you a high-end personalized experience. Either you want some recommendations about the best places to visit nearby or some assistance through your stay, the butlers have got you covered.
Special props to the one-of-its-kind 200m2 Strand Suite where you can enjoy world-class accommodation leisure. The room features a hand carved four-poster bed adorned with the finest Egyptian linen, a private sitting room and an intimate study, poised between the dark polish teak floors and high Victorian Ceilings. There is nothing better than wrapping yourself with Egyptian cotton bathrobes and towels after a bath at your enormous bathroom.
Three dining venues: 2 Restaurants & 1 Iconic Bar
Your day will start with a sumptuous breakfast at the oasis of relaxation "The Strand Café". It's a great place to enjoy a refreshing meal during the day, or the so-called Strand High Tea. It also offers a unique weekly set lunch and dinner menu, with a selection of Myanmar dishes as well as a European twist. The Café's dining room features original teak-framed windows as well as vintage photographs that reflect on the country's Colonial past.
The Strand Restaurant offers a premium experience to its guest, as it's able to host up to 45 diners, while it's home to a private dining room that can cater to 10 guests. At the restaurant, you will try classic European cuisine, using varied organic produce found in Myanmar. You can dig into the experience every evening from Thursday to Saturday.
Last but not least, Sarkies at The Strand is a great place to wash it all down with a handcrafted cocktail, such as the iconic Strand Sour or a glass of its comprehensive wine list. It also offers some of the finest single malt whisky selections in Myanmar, offering a variety of international malts. The bar was built in honour of the Sarkies brothers, the original owners and founders of the hotel.
An oasis in the midst of the city
Set amidst a tropical garden, the hotel's swimming pool is the best place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and sunbathe at a serene and peaceful environment. There, you will find typical sunbeds as well as large cushions where you can relax and unwind during the day.
For a well-rounded wellness experience, you should head to the hotel's special therapy rooms. Their colonial ceilings, polished wooden floors and Burmese antiques give a unique and intimate feeling to the atmosphere. The therapy menu includes a wide diversity of therapies that last from 30 to 90 minutes.
Are you a gym "rat"? Keep those muscles tight at the hotel's fully equipped fitness room whose gorgeous garden view makes it ideal for energising workouts. The gym will provide you with complimentary fresh towels, drinking water and fresh fruit baskets to replenish your energy.
A well-rounded experience in Yangon
The Strand Yangon will offer you a well-rounded experience of Yangon with all the conveniences that a 5-star hotel offers. Of course, if you want to visit Yangon simply for exploration, keep in mind that the hotel has a privileged location, very close to various notable heritage buildings like the Custom House and the Central Post Office. What keeps you from this amazing experience? Check prices directly at The Strand Yangon and enjoy a memorable stay of a lifetime!