The Strand Yangon
A grand colonial landmark where past meets present
What we think
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Built in 1901 and acquired soon after by the Sarkies brothers, famed for the likes of Raffles in Singapore and The E&O in Penang, The Strand Hotel remains one of Asia’s most enduring and awe-inspiring Colonial landmarks. Like the hotel's 1989 restoration, which remained true to its architectural past under renowned hotelier Adrian Zecha, in 2016 once again The Strand emerges from a programme of thoughtful refreshments. The beloved chandeliers, charming ceiling fans and authentic period furnishings, which have long served as the backdrop to this singular meeting place of famous explorers and raconteurs, remain. Past meets present among strategic upgrades including advanced air-conditioning and in-room technologies, as well as in the extensive staff training to ensure flawless personalized service which lives up to this grand and glamorous setting.
Restaurants & Bars
The Strand Café - Escape the bustle of Yangon, and enjoy a sumptuous breakfast, a light meal or the Strand High tea, a long-standing tradition that harks back to Myanmar’s Colonial past. Using only the freshest ingredients, sourced at grass roots level to maintain the authentic feel of what is on offer, The Strand Café has a variety of dining options available.
The Strand Restaurant - modern Mediterranean style of cooking, offering the classical dishes enhanced with a kaleidoscope of locally sourced ingredients.
Sarkies Bar at The Strand - Sarkies bar has offered an escape from the bustle of Yangon for travellers, explorers and raconteurs alike for over a century, whether enjoying a sundowner, cocktails or a single malt from our extensive selection.