The Strand is declared "the finest hostelry East of Suez" by John Murray in his Handbook for Travellers written in the early 20th century, the 1901-built three storey 5 star hotel in Yangon remains one of Southeast Asia’s few grand colonial hotels and one of its most awe inspiring.  At a time when the country was ruled by the British, the hotel is quickly became one of the Asia’s most prestigious hotels, hosting such guests as Prince Edward, George Orwell and Noël Coward.

Almost a century later, legendary hotelier Adrian Zecha cast his gaze on the historic property, which had fallen into disrepair, and set out to restore its legacy. Today the white-washed façade, teak-framed windows and elegant interiors are newly splendid. The lobby, with its cane furniture, soaring ceilings and jasmineperfumed air, transports guests to the bygone era when Rudyard Kipling and Somerset Maugham were in residence.

LOCATION

On Strand Road in the heart of downtown Yangon, near to the Yangon River and the main commercial and diplomatic district.

SUITES

4 types of room, all in suite style and served by a team of butlers 24 hours a day. Superior, Deluxe and Executives are 1-bedroom suite in size high ceilings and Teakwood floors, timeless design with spacious enviroment, French style window making the room bridge to feel like home. The Strand Suite is in 200sqm, features a canopy bed, a small study desk, a comfortable living room, a dining room with attached butler pantry, a large marble bathroom, a separate guest bathroom and a sun room overlooking the Yangon river. 

HIGHLIGHTS

Sepia-toned photos of the country’s monks and hill tribes adorn the walls at the intimate Strand Café, serving Burmese and Western cuisine all day. Enjoy a continental breakfast, popular Mohynga noodles at lunch and, lounging in rattan chairs, house-made sandwiches and pastries during the afternoon Burmese tea. 

Soaring ceilings, polished teak floors and Burmese antiques create a unique sense of place inside the Spa at the Strand Yangon. Choose from a comprehensive menu of treatments like the Body Elixir Rituals, Traditional Myanmar Massage, signature Strand Massage, Asian Foot Massage and Bathing Ritual. Highly-trained therapists knead away jetlag and muscle aches combining Balinese, Swedish, acupressure and aromatherapy techniques.

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