The Strand Yangon has revealed details of an extensive refurbishment project that, once completed, will reaffirm the hotel’s position as one of the leaders in luxury hospitality in South-East Asia.

The Strand Yangon will close on 1 May until November 2016 to undergo a complete facelift that will return the award-winning heritage hotel to its former glory.  Constructed in 1901 in a classic colonial style, the hotel will retain its heritage architectural details, 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.  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.

The famous Sarkies Bar; a meeting place for adventurers, explorers and story-tellers, such as Noël Coward and Rudyard Kipling, will also be fully refurbished and an extensive selection of whiskeys and single malts will be added to its offering.

The second phase of the refurbishment (opening July 2017) will see an additional wing to the property, offering a large pool and wellness centre and additional guest rooms and facilities.