Standing proudly on the banks of the Yangon River in Myanmar is the exalted The Strand, a Leading Hotel of the World. Having celebrated its centenary in 2001, The Strand is revered in the luxury hotel industry, and is regarded as one of Asia’s most eminent and lasting Colonial landmarks. The hotel underwent a complete facelift that returned the heritage hotel to her former glory. The property retained all of its heritage in the architectural details, such as marble and teak wood flooring, ceiling fans, chandeliers, lacquer wood furniture, Burmese antiques, and signature service elements, while being given a complete upgrade and contemporary twist through a refreshed colour palette and subtle decorative details. The illustrious Strand Suite imparts a feeling of stateliness; at 200 square metres, the Suite features an exquisite hand-crafted four poster bed, a private sitting room and a study. Charming details are once again an ode to Myanmar’s past, seen in antiquities and rattan furniture pieces. The illustrious Strand Suite imparts a feeling of stateliness; at 200 square metres, the Suite features an exquisite hand-crafted four poster bed, a private sitting room and a study. Charming details are once again an ode to Myanmar’s past, seen in antiquities and rattan furniture pieces.
Royalty, lauded writers and travellers alike have walked through the doors of The Strand in Yangon, including Prince Edward and Rudyard Kipling to name just two. Today, the hotel maintains this air of prestige, and is a favourite in South-East Asia as a property that masterfully combines rich heritage and culture with modern conveniences and luxury.
Escape the crowds at The Strand Cafe, and enjoy a time-honoured Strand High Tea, the height of sophistication offering classic sweet and savoury items along with traditional Myanmar delicacies. Immerse yourself in the tangible history of the area; vintage photographs line the walls and original period features include teak-framed windows. The Strand Restaurant brings together the celebrated tastes of Myanmar under the creative consultancy of Executive Chef Christian Martena. Having garnered experience from some of Europe’s finest restaurants, Christian also personally traversed Myanmar to learn about produce and spices in farming communities and remote settlements. Sarkies Bar at The Strand honours the original owners of the hotel. Making its mark as a bar that maintains the history that has become synonymous with this Yangon landmark, favourites here include an impressive array of international malt whiskeys.
A 45 minute drive from Yangon International Airport.