The Greatest Hotels in the World – The Strand Yangon
Highly acclaimed as one of South East Asia’s leading luxury hotels, the iconic Strand Yangon has been a city landmark since Aviet and Tigran Sarkies, the hoteliers responsible for many of the finest colonial hotels in the region, such as Raffles in Singapore and the Eastern & Oriental in Penang, founded it in 1901. Since that time, the Strand has become the social epicentre of Yangon for locals and international travellers, and declared ‘the finest hostelry East of Suez’ by John Murray in his Handbook for Travellers written in the early 20th century. The 31-suite Strand Yangon remains one of South East Asia’s few grand colonial hotels and one of its most architecturally beautiful.
Located on Strand Road in the heart of the downtown district near the Yangon River and the main commercial and diplomatic districts, the hotel is surrounded by a treasure trove of 19th Century colonial architecture and renowned Buddhist sites such as the Shwedagon and Sule Pagodas. Yangon International Airport is 20 kilometres or a 30-minute drive from the hotel.