Hotel Rooms: The Strand Yangon, Myanmar

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By Butterboom Writers  /  September 8, 2017

The next time you’re headed to Myanmar, it’s worth checking out the Strand Yangon, one of Southeast Asia’s leading hotels. Located in colonial downtown Yangon, it is your best address to get to Yangon’s major landmarks and then return to your luxe hotel room with all the amenities you need for a memorable stay.

The hotel was originally built in 1901, one of the first luxury colonial hotels to open in Southeast Asia founded by famous hoteliers, The Sarkies brothers. They are the guys behind Raffles in Singapore and The E&O in Penang. After a six-month restoration project that started in November 2016, the Strand Yangon re-opens with a contemporary refined look that preserves all its heritage details and was lovingly restored by local artisans.

The rooms:
The Strand Yangon’s 31 suites are beautifully accorded with colonial details and updated with the latest technologies we have come to expect. There are four suite types to choose from – Superior, Executive, Deluxe and the Strand Suite. Each room comes with amenities like a 24-hour personalised butler service, full breakfast, complimentary tea and coffee served in your suite, complimentary Wi-Fi and plenty more.

If you’re in the mood to indulge, check into the Strand Suite, featuring a hand-carved four-poster bed with the finest Scottish linen, a private sitting room and study, dark polished teak floors, high Victorian ceilings, a double bathroom, generous living area, private dining room and a private kitchenette for dinner parties of 10.

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Around the hotel:
Treat your tastebuds to Executive Chef Christian Martena’s fusion of Mediterranean dishes with a modern twist at The Strand Restaurant. Or dine on a selection of classic sweets and savouries at the Strand Café’s high tea in a classic dining room setting with original teak-framed windows, lacquered fans and polished flooring.

Make sure to also take a stroll outside on the Strand Road, home to some of Myanmar’s notably well preserved heritage buildings like the Custom House, the Central Post Office and the British Embassy.

Looking for an adventure to remember? Sign up for a voyage aboard The Strand Cruise, a custom-built 28-cabin luxury river cruiser that cruises on the Ayeyarwady River between Bagan and Mandalay on a three- or four-day itinerary. As a hotel guest, you’re entitled to a 15 percent discount.

The price:
Prices start from HK$2,527 per night for a superior suite excluding taxes and fees.

Details:
The Strand Yangon, 92 Strand Road, Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: (95) 1 243 377
www.hotelthestrand.com

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