Strand Yangon completes remake

YANGON, 8 September 2017: Yangon’s historic Strand Yangon is now in the final stages of a major renovation that has taken 18 months and will be completed by this November.

The 18-month project should ensure the iconic hotel, located  close the city’s riverfront, can regain its place as one of Southeast Asia’s leading hotels and establish itself as Myanmar’s first luxury urban resort.

In November, the 31-room hotel will open a new outdoor swimming pool, dining terrace, therapy rooms, gym and private garden.

The latest additions follow the renovation and upgrade of the hotel’s original 1901 building that was undertaken in 2016.

Now the finishing touches are being applied to a 18m by 8m infinity 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, a gym and wellness area with two  25m2 therapy rooms will offer spa treatments.   Completing the new facilities, a 800m2 private garden has been created with secluded seating areas, shaded by leafy palms and native flora.

To celebrate the opening of these new facilities, The Strand Yangon has launched a new Swimming Pool Indulgence package.

Guest booking a superior, deluxe, or executive suite, for stays between 1 December and 28 February 2018 will receive a daily USD50 credit  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 USD585 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 The Strand Hotel & Cruise. vice president, Olivier Trinquand.

The owning company also operates river cruises on 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.

(Source: Strand Yangon)