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And yet, what makes this hotel special is that it manages to merge this renown quality with a Burmese sensibility. The high ceilings and cavernous reception dilutes any of the rush and stress common in so many buzzing business hotels.
The rooms are tastefully decorated with stunning views in any direction over the city.
There is even a small orchard, imbuing the hotel with the greenery and foliage of Yangon. The hotel is attached to Junction City (Yangon’s plushest shopping mall) and across the road from the famous Boygoke Aung San Market. Sule Pagoda, the heart of Yangon’s downtown, is a 15 minute walk away.
FLASH POINT: Shwedagon itself is viewable from the hotel pool, with the redbrick Holy Trinity Church in the foreground.
City of dreams and gold, Yangon is erupting with the energy to spurn its shackles.