Rosewood Opens this Winter One of Yangon Most Luxurious Hotels

Yangon, accommodation, heritage, Myanmar

Rosewood Yangon will be the brand’s first property in Myanmar and sixth in Asia. Located on The Strand in the heart of the city’s historic district, it is a perfect getaway to discover the wonderful landscapes and culture of Myanmar.

The hotel will feature 206 spacious guestrooms, suites, and one and two-bedroom apartments. Boasting high ceilings and abundant natural light, most guestrooms will also feature patios and balconies where guests can take in views of the majestic Yangon River or the beautifully landscaped internal courtyards.

Situated amidst classic colonial landmarks in the cultural heart and central business district, within walking distance to the city’s most notable attractions, guests can easily take in the bustling city life at the Bogyoke Aung San Market (formerly known as Scott’s Market), enjoy a cruise down the winding Yangon river, or immerse themselves in local culture at the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda. 

The hotel will offer five distinct dining venues including a residential-style tea lounge and patisserie, a modern Chinese restaurant, a convivial bistro, an intimate bar and cigar lounge, and a panoramic rooftop bar boasting sweeping views of the city and the Yangon River.  Recreational options will include Sense, A Rosewood Spa, a rooftop infinity pool and a fitness studio.  Meeting and function facilities will include a ballroom, bridal suite, function salon, three meeting rooms and outdoor deck. 

Housed in a stunning heritage building that was originally constructed in 1927, as the New Law Courts, was built by architect Thomas Oliphant and Doorman Long UK, the engineers behind the iconic Sydney Harbor Bridge.

Rosewood Yangon is the most significant historic restoration project in Yangon to date, where great care has been taken to restore both the exterior and interior to its former glory.

The property is the first building to receive approval from Yangon Heritage Trust, founded in 2012 by Dr. Thant Myint-U, the renowned Burmese writer and historian, for a Conservation Management Plan that permitted this carefully executed restoration of a historic structure. As the most significant historic restoration project in Yangon to date, great care has been taken to restore both the exterior and interior to its former glory.  Of particular note is the spectacular Heritage Room on the hotel’s fourth floor, which for many years had laid hidden beneath modern interventions but will now once again showcase its original beauty after a thoughtful and thorough restoration.