"The finest hostelry East of Suez"
Author John Murray in his 1911 ‘Handbook for Travellers in India, Burma and Ceylon’ declared The Strand as “the finest hostelry East of Suez”, a title it has enjoyed for more than 100 years.
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 personalised service which lives up to this grand and glamorous setting
Somerset Maugham would feel right at home in these generous 55 square metre suites where colonial fans whirl from the high ceiling, yet the latest technologies ensure seamless connectivity to the modern world.
One can easily imagine Noël Coward taking inspiration from our Deluxe Suite, each one a generous 60 to 65 square metres and extending to a spacious sitting room for entertaining over high tea or serious work if need be.
Though named for their professional advantages, the three river-facing corner residence impresses many guests as our most romantic retreats of 65 square metre.
One of a kind and measuring 200 square metres, this singular suite’s private quarters centre on the hand carved four-poster bed, made with the most indulgent Egyptian cotton linens and poised between the dark polished teak floors and high Victorian ceilings.
The Strand Café
An oasis of calm amidst the bustle of Yangon, The Strand Café offers guests the perfect setting to indulge in a leisurely breakfast, a light meal or enjoy the renowned Strand High tea. The Strand Café is open throughout the day, and offers a wide selection of typical Myanmar dishes, often with a modern European flair, as well as some of the classic dishes that are so popular with the weary traveller.
The Strand Restaurant
Following many years of experience in some of Europe’s finest Michelin-starred restaurants, the arrival of our Executive Chef, Christian Martena heralds another chapter of fine dining to Myanmar, offering the discerning diner a gastronomic experience within The Strand Restaurant. A modern Mediterranean style of cooking offering classical dishes enhanced with a kaleidoscope of locally sourced ingredients.
Sarkies Bar at The Strand
Sarkies bar offers an escape from the bustle of Yangon for travellers, explorers and raconteurs alike for over a century, whether to enjoy a sundowner, cocktails or a single malt from our extensive selection. This historic watering hole offers guests an oasis of calm, with its teak-panelled interior and intimate setting, whatever the occasion.
Celebrations take on epic proportions in The Strand Hall, designed to evoke the glamour of yesteryear while comfortably hosting up to 100 honoured guests. For our guests mixing serious business with the indulgent pleasures of staying with us, this space divided into a spacious, technology-equipped meeting room for up to twenty people plus a boardroom for eight.