Lovers of the Rosewood Bangkok will be delighted to know that a trip to Yangon in the distant future is on the cards, if only to visit the recently opened Rosewood Yangon as well as take in one of the most interesting and unexplored travel destinations of the world – Myanmar.
The property – a grand and landmark heritage building formerly known as the New Law Courts that was built during the colonial era (1927) – stands tall in the heart of Yangon’s historic centre near other heritage buildings along the junction of the renowned Stand and Sule Pagoda Roads. Really and truly, the property’s location and history, perched elegantly on the banks of the Irrawaddy River, paves the way for some pretty spectacular views and culturally immersive stays.
Embodying a flawless balance between modernity and architectural heritage, the hotel will be a perfect place for visiting “affluent explorers” to embark upon a journey of discovery in a region of Southeast Asia that is still opening its doors to the outside world.
The property houses 205 spacious guestrooms and suites as well as one and two-bedroom Rosewood residences that feature high ceilings, ample breathing space and living natural light. When it comes to the property’s décor, ground-breaking designs shine throughout, a product of the combined and finished efforts of New York based Lillian Wu Studio for the guestrooms and Rosewood Spa; Tokyo’s Bond Design Studio for restaurants and lounges (the property has five distinctive dining venues and lounges); and the hotel’s design aesthetic also has much to do with local artisans, having had the full support of the Yangon Heritage Trust who worked tirelessly to transform the heritage building into a modern and energy-efficient masterpiece.
Also worth noting is the Rosewood Spa which will no doubt wow wellness wanderers, slated to open in late 2020, as well as the hotel’s rooftop infinity pool and a fitness studio. Celebratory and business occasions will be all the more luxe in the Rosewood Yangon’s expansive meeting and function facilities, which include a ballroom, bridal suite, event studio, Heritage Salon, three meeting rooms and a terrace suite featuring a large outdoor deck.
To get things started, the hotel launches the “Rosewood Limited Edition” package which will be available through April 2020. Featuring a 3-night stay in the newly opened hotel, this package also entails something remarkably different: one-of-a-kind arts and history experiences where guests can actually actively get involved with preserving and help making the history of Myanmar.
On top of exploring Yangon’s back alleys and painting murals, guests will also have the chance to speak to key individuals in Myanmar who are helping preserve the country’s past and shape its future, such as Myanmar’s leading historian and writer, and founder of the Yangon Heritage Trust, Dr. Thant Myint-U, as well as artist Delphine de Lorme, artist and co-founder of Yangon Walls.
For more information or to make a booking, visit www.rosewoodhotels.com/yangon