The Strand Hotel
The Strand Hotel in Yangon is one of the most iconic 5 star hotels in Asia. Built in 1901 and acquired soon after by the Sarkies brothers, famed for the likes of Raffles in Singapore and The E&O in Penang, it remains one of Asia’s most enduring Colonial landmarks. The architecture is as grand as it is impressive and once you walk through the heavy teak front doors, you’ll be transported back to the world of George Orwell and Rudyard Kipling
The Strand Hotel’s 31 guestrooms are split into four categories; Superior Suites, Executive Suites, Deluxe Suites and the one of a kind 200 metre squared Strand Suite. The interiors are traditional yet indulgent, in line with the building’s rich heritage, and feature polished teak floors, high ceilings, generous sized living areas and huge bathrooms. The Strand’s team of dedicated butlers are on hand to attend to your every whim whether it be in-room dining, recommending places to visit or making dinner reservations.
The impressive reception hall, overlooked by two further storeys of teak landings, leads to the timeless Sarkies Bar, created in honour of the original founders of the hotel, a perfect environment to sip cocktails or an after dinner nightcap. The atmospheric Strand Café is renowned for its daily Strand High Tea, where you can enjoy loose leaf teas and a selection of classic pastries, with either a British or traditional Burmese twist. Dinner is served at the elegant Strand Restaurant. Here French native, chef Xavier Fauvel, fuses classic French cuisine with the delicate flavours of South-East Asia to create one of the hottest gastronomic experiences in Yangon.
The Stand Hotel was renovated in November 2017 with the opening of a large outdoor pool surrounded by loungers, elegant cabanas and a teak decking area for alfresco dining. Two spa treatment rooms and a gym complete the latest additions and have propelled the property into a new league of luxury.