The Strand Hotel
Highly acclaimed as one of Southeast Asia’s leading luxury hotels, and with a name synonymous with welcoming and intuitive service, the iconic Strand Yangon has been a city landmark since 1901 situated on Strand Road in the heart of downtown Yangon, near the Yangon River and the main commercial and diplomatic districts. A member of Leading Hotels of the World, the property underwent a complete refurbishment in 2016, with all 31 suites redecorated in keeping with the Strand’s legendary style and timeless elegance, while being upgraded with the latest air-conditioning, sound and communications systems.
The restored Strand Grill features a colonial-style dining room and gourmet menu of Asian and international cuisine, while the informal Strand Café, which overlooks the bustle of Strand Road, is open throughout the day and features polished teak flooring and black lacquer ceiling fans, complemented by traditional Burmese antiques. The Spa at The Strand Yangon offers a comprehensive treatment menu, including a traditional Myanmar massage, Signature Strand Massage, and Bathing Ritual.
The luxurious, all-suite Sanctuary Ananda carries guests in style on voyages of breathtaking beauty and discovery on the mysterious rivers of Myanmar. Most of the cruises travel along the majestic Irrawaddy River between Bhamo and Yangon visiting temples, pagodas, palaces and monasteries along the way – while cruising down its great tributary, the Chindwin, reveals places rarely seen before. Sanctuary Ananda offers 2, 3, 4 and 7 night ‘Discovery Cruises’ as well as 10 and 11 night ‘Exploration Cruises’ which allow guests more time to explore these waterways.
Sanctuary Ananda offers two suites, 14 deluxe suites, four luxury suites and the Owner’s suite. All are air-conditioned with either double or twin beds, an en suite bathroom with monsoon showers and a large private balcony. The four luxury suites have spacious indoor seating and can accommodate a third guest. The ultraluxurious Owners Suite has a king-sized bed, dressing area, a free-standing bathtub and monsoon shower, as well as private living and dining areas with superb panoramic views of the river. Contemporary luxuries, standard to every cabin include iPod docking station and iPad TV connectivity.
Days start with complimentary, early morning meditation and sunrise yoga on the sundeck. While cruising during the day, guests can relax on a sun lounge or take a dip in the outdoor plunge pool. In the afternoons and evenings, local Burmese experts talk about the culture, history and attractions of Myanmar.
Luxury on Board
Traditional materials like local silk, polished teak and beautiful lacquerware have been used in the ship’s design celebrating Myanmar’s rich craft heritage and creating contemporary luxury. The ship has one of the highest staff to guest ratios on the river. Other facilities include a sundeck with outdoor pool, restaurant, lounge, and the enticing Thambyadine Spa and gym
- Launch year: 2014
- Length: 61m
- Beam: 11.7m
- Draught: 1.2 m
- Passengers: 48
- All meals during full sailing days with lunch and dinner on day of embarkation and breakfast on day of disembarkation.
- Soft drinks and local beer during the day, local wine with lunch and dinner
- All sightseeing as stated in set itineraries
- A private guide whilst touring and butler service in the Owner’s Suites
- Full balconies for every suite
Aureum Palace Hotel
Located amidst the ancient temples of Bagan, the Aureum Palace Hotel is a tranquil paradise, set in 27 acres of tropical gardens beside a lake. All 114 rooms, 72 of which are housed in 45 villas, are decorated with quality antiques, rich fabrics and local handicrafts. Bedrooms are spacious; bathrooms are large and lavishly equipped. For the ultimate in privacy, three of the villas feature private pools and separate dining areas with a full-time butler and staff at guests’ disposal.
Dining options are extensive with Burmese, Shan, Thai and other exotic regional cuisines available. The Spa offers aromatherapy treatments and massage by appointment and there is a swimming pool and fitness centre.
Villa Inle Resort
Villa Inle Resort and Spa has a stunning location in 20 acres of private grounds on the lakeside with a selection of villas that have been created to blend in with the environment. Beautifully appointed with hand-selected local paintings and antiques, the villas have spacious living areas and bathrooms. There is one main restaurant serving a selection of authentic Shan, Western, Myanmar and Inthar cuisine which will delight all.
The hotel has planted a selection of exotic fruit trees, so guests can pick their own fresh fruit, and an organic vegetable garden. The spa is the perfect place after a day of sightseeing, with four treatment rooms and qualified therapists ready to rejuvenate and relax mind, body and soul.
Belmond Governor’s Residence
A romantic, colonial-style mansion dating from the 1920s, Belmond The Governor’s Residence is redolent of the days when it was home to the ruler of Burma’s southern states. With its fan-cooled verandas and teak armchairs, this delightful Belmond hotel in the elegant Embassy Quarter of Yangon, conjures up a bygone era while offering every modern comfort.
Set in a verdant garden dotted with lotus pools, the hotel is truly magical at the end of a day spent visiting the majestic Shwedagon Pagoda. Dinner is served alfresco in the balmy evening air by lantern light, as tropical fragrances scent the breeze.