The Strand Hotel
A colonial-era gem that has been restored to its former Sarkies brothers glory
32 rooms, including Superior Suites, Deluxe Suites and The Strand Suite
Strand Grill, Strand Bar, Strand Cafe, Strand Boutique, The Strand Spa
Located on Strand Road, a grand colonial-era boulevard of civic buildings
From the hotel
Built in 1901, The Strand is a Yangon heritage hotel without peer. It is a stately Victorian icon, beautifully renovated, with two wings centred on a lobby lounge with a black and white marble floor. This Asian luxury resort offers large suites with lazily whirring ceiling fans, teak floors and luxurious bathrooms.
The Raffles in Singapore, The Oriental in Bangkok, Le Royal in Phnom Penh, these are grand properties from a bygone era and The Strand is very much at home in such exalted company. Originally opened in 1901, the hotel is now part of the exclusive GHM group and is an all-suite property. Even if you cannot secure a room, be sure to drop by the Strand Bar for the Friday happy hour, a tradition dating back to the days of the British.