Rosewood expands presence in Asia with new opening

Luxury hotelier debuts maiden Myanmar property

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has opened a new location in the Myanmar tourist city of Yangon. Housed within one of the grandest and most expansive buildings built during the colonial era, formerly the New Law Courts built in 1927, Rosewood Yangoon is located in the heart of the historic centre of the city, amid other heritage buildings at the junction of the famous Strand and Sule Pagoda Roads.

With its dramatic row of original three-storey-high Ionic colonnades, the hotel forms a formative presence on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. Guests arrive at the hotel’s portico, lit by three 1920s chandeliers, before stepping through two sets of iron-framed doors into the lobby.

Every step through the hotel showcases its transformation – one that preserves the architectural past while offering the ultimate in contemporary comfort. A wide range of facilities available under the one roof includes five distinctive dining venues; recreational options including a spa, a rooftop infinity pool and a fitness studio;  grand ballroom and more.

The hotel’s 205 rooms and suites are carefully crafted to highlight the architectural beauty of the building. Along with high ceilings and abundant natural light, most guestrooms feature patios and balconies with views overlooking either the city or beautifully landscaped internal courtyards.

Executive Rooms, starting at 45 square metres, offer a residential-style living space that is equally suited to business and leisure stays. The property’s suite collection boasts the 90-square-metre Rosewood Suite, which includes a separate enclosed bedroom and a spacious terrace.

Sense, A Rosewood Spa, will open later in 2020 and offer guests experiences including time-honoured Burmese practices that will be perceptively customised to their needs and paired with natural ingredients that are sustainable, carefully cultivated and thoughtfully sourced.

Introductory offers are available from now until 30 June 2020 and include personal butler services throughout the stay, roundtrip airport transfers and breakfast at NOVA European Brasserie.

The complete hotel opening is scheduled to follow in the coming months as the remaining room inventory, restaurants and Sense Spa are completed and opened to the public.

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