The Strand Yangon has revealed details of the final stage of its 18-month project to regain its place as one of South-East Asia’s leading hotels and, at the same time, become Myanmar’s first luxury urban resort. In November 2017, the 31-room hotel will open a new outdoor swimming pool, dining terrace, therapy rooms, gym and private garden.
Following the complete renovation and upgrade of the hotel’s original 1901 building in 2016, this latest chapter in the storied hotel’s history will see the addition of new 18m by 8m infinity edge swimming pool. A teak wood terrace will edge the pool, offering space for 35 loungers, as well as four private pool cabanas and tables for al fresco all-day dining for up to 48 guests. To one side of the pool will be a gym and wellness area with two beautifully appointed 25m2 therapy rooms, both designed for single or couple’s spa treatments. Completing this oasis in the heart of the city will be a new 800m2 private garden, with secluded seating areas shaded by leafy palms and fragranced by native flora.
To celebrate the opening of these new facilities, The Strand Yangon has launched a new Swimming Pool Indulgence package, whereby guests booking a Superior, Deluxe or Executive suite for stays between 1 December 2017 and 28 February 2018 will receive a US$50 credit per day for use within the hotel’s food & beverage outlets, one complimentary massage per person during their stay, and two cocktails daily by the pool. Superior Suites at The Strand Yangon are priced from US$ 585 (from GBP 450 or AUD 729) per room per night on a bed and breakfast basis. Offer is subject to availability and black out dates apply.
“The Strand Yangon sits amid the splendor of colonial downtown Yangon, at the heart of this vibrant and ever-changing city. It was important that we continue move with the times and create a new space at the hotel to meet the needs of modern travellers, offering a perfect balance of areas for social gatherings as well as quieter spots for seclusion seekers,” said Olivier Trinquand, Vice President, The Strand Hotel & Cruise.
“We are lucky at the Strand to have great foundations upon which to build – a prime location, a rich heritage, beautiful architecture and a reputation for service that has kept explorers and adventurers coming through our doors since 1901,” continued Trinquand. “The addition of this new pool terrace, wellness rooms and garden area, alongside last year’s meticulous restoration of the original hotel building, means that The Strand Yangon is destined to become Myanmar’s first luxury urban resort.”
Guests eager to experience more of Myanmar can do so by extending their trip with a voyage aboard The Strand Cruise, a custom-built 28-cabin luxury river cruiser operating three- and four-night itineraries on the Ayeyarwady River between Bagan and Mandalay. Guests reserving rooms directly with The Strand Yangon’s reservations team or via the hotel’s website are entitled to a 15% discount on bookings for all Strand Cruise departures.
About The Strand Yangon
The Strand Yangon was one of the first luxury colonial outposts to open in South East Asia, founded in 1901 by the famous hoteliers, the Sarkies brothers, and it remains one of the most architecturally beautiful landmarks in the region. In November 2016, The Strand Yangon entered a new era as it reopened after a six-month restoration project that saw the luxury heritage hotel ushered elegantly into the 21st century. The renovation project preserved the heritage at the heart of the hotel and honoured the Strand’s part in Myanmar’s history, whilst creating a more relaxed, refined and glamorous setting for 21st century travellers and explorers. Local artisans meticulously restored every original architectural detail of The Strand Yangon, from the teak panelling and antique bedsteads of the hotel’s 31 suites, to traditional Myanmar lacquer ware and marble flooring, whilst giving the hotel a complete upgrade and contemporary twist through the latest technology, a refreshed colour palette and subtle decorative details.
Mark Bibby Jackson
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