The Strand Yangon will receive a sympathetic heritage renovation that promises to return the historic luxury hotel to its original colonial splendour.
Constructed in 1901 in a classic colonial style, the hotel will retain its heritage architectural details, such as marble and teak wood flooring, ceiling fans, chandeliers, lacquer wood furniture, Burmese antiques, and signature service elements, while being given a complete upgrade and contemporary twist through a refreshed colour-palette and subtle decorative details.
The interiors of all the hotel’s 31 suites will be redecorated in keeping with the Strand’s legendary style and elegance, while at the same time updated with the latest technology, including new air conditioning, sound and communications systems.
The Strand is famous around the world for its flawless, personalised service and suites will continue to be attended by the hotel’s team of highly trained butlers.
As well as the hotel’s restaurant and cafe overhaul, Sarkies Bar, the social epicentre of the hotel for over 114 years and meeting place for adventurers, explorers and story-tellers, such as Noël Coward and Rudyard Kipling, swapping stories over a classic Strand Sour cocktail, will be fully refurbished and an extensive selection of whiskeys and single malts will be added to its offering.
“The Strand name has been synonymous with luxury hospitality in South-East Asia since 1901 and this renovation of the hotel is an exciting next chapter in our story,” commented Olivier Trinquand, Vice President, The Strand Hotel & Cruise.
The Strand Yangon has six Superior Suites, 21 Deluxe Suites, three Executive Suites and one Strand Suite.