The Strand Yangon
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 story luxury hotel in Yangon remains one of Southeast Asia’s few grand colonial hotels and one of its most awe-inspiring.High ceilings and vast spaces are among the rare luxuries in each of the thirty-one suites that will remind guests of times gone by in the central hotel in Yangon. Teakwood floors, hand carved wood frame beds, and ceiling fans round out the colonial charms, tastefully balanced by Burmese lacquer ware and antiquities in the bedroom and separate sitting area. Near floor to ceiling windows let in Yangon's abundance of natural light during the day while our team of dedicated butlers attend to guests’ needs around the clock.First impressions have been known to silence even the most well traveled guests at The Strand Grill which exudes history under its soaring vaulted ceiling with sparkling chandeliers and a skylight illuminating the elegant black & white marble floor. For casual gatherings, slide into a padded egg-cane rattan chair under whirling ceiling fans in The Strand Cafe with its endlessly entertaining views along Strand Road from grand teak framed windows.Soaring colonial ceilings, polished teak floors and Burmese antiques create a unique sense of place inside The Strand’s singular wellness enclave. Intimate yet spacious at 55 square metres, our one room spa can be yours exclusively or opt to share the unwind time together on two well padded massage tables. Highly trained therapists knead away jetlag, muscle aches and city stress with traditional Myanmar therapies
Hotel Address:Location Summary
- The Strand Yangon
- 92 Strand Road
Built in 1901 by Sarkies Brothers, founders of Singapore's iconic Raffles Hotel, The Strand endures as a Myanmar landmark with its three-stories of Victorian colonnaded charms. Surrounding us, Yangon offers visitors a treasure trove of 19th century colonial architecture and beyond that, renowned Buddhist sites like Shwedagon and Sule Pagodas.
Directions to Hotel
Yangon International Airport is 20 kilometers from the hotel, which is approximately a 30-minutes drive.
Rudyard Kipling and Somerset Maugham once resided at the The Strand Hotel which dates to 1901.
Over 600 square meters of meeting and event space.
Fine Dining on Site
A dining room of timeless elegance best soaked up by evening candlelight, The Strand Grill seamlessly blends the 1901 building's colonial architectural elements from the marble inlaid floor to its high vaulted ceiling with museum quality black and gold lacquer panels from Bagan. A classically trained guitarist accompanies its favorite dishes that place this among Yangon’s top tables for fining dining.
Soaring colonial ceilings, polished teak floors, and Burmese antiques create a unique sense of place inside The Strand’s singular wellness enclave.
Three scenic courses dot the landscape around Yangon, unexpected haven for serious golfers: the 18-hole Yangon Golf Club established in 1909 and considered Yangon’s best greens due to its attractive layout amidst tress and rolling hills, the Gary Player designed 18-hole Pun Hlaing Golf Club located 45 minutes and YCDC Golf Club with 36 holes suitable for players of all levels.
Known as the land of lacquer ware, Myanmar in fact offers many more treasures to be collected. Start in Bogyoke Aung San Market, 10 minutes from The Strand for summer sandals, jewels and gems, new and antique lacquer ware, delicate lacquered parasols, and kaleidoscopic longyi, the local term for the ubiquitous Asian sarong. Serious antiquing takes place at Augustine and among the prodigious selection overflowing from each room at Madame Thair's Antiques as well as among the shop houses of Dhamazedi Road. Forage for silver, brass and copper ware, colonial and teak furniture, textiles, and porcelains. Those seeking Burmese bling should head to the Myanmar Gems Museum and its Gems Mart of 82 stores selling high-quality raw and finished rubies, sapphires, pearls and jade.
Theatre & Museums
National Museum, New Treasure Art Gallery, River Gallery.
The Strand Suite. One of a kind and after more than one hundred years still the largest suite in Yangon, measuring 200 square metres . A hand carved four poster bed holds court in the bedroom on teakwood floors under the soaring ceiling. Beyond, sits the intimate study, finished with fine Burmese antiques. Light streams in through the tall windows, illuminating the tropical palm fronds and fresh cut flowers dappling the sprawling living room and cozy sitting room with lacquered cane chairs. The formal dining room seats up to ten, all of whom should be forgiven for sneaking off to glimpse the master bathroom’s gold plated fittings.
Guest Review Highlights
- - Banquets & Meetings
- - Business Center
- - Meeting Space
- - Fine Dining on Site
- - Fine Dining Nearby
- - Fitness Center
- - High Speed Internet
- - Spa Facility
- - Biking, Touring
- - Dining
- - Golfing
- - Shopping
- - Theatre & Museums
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