Name: Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel
Yangon, Myanmar, is undoubtedly the most exotic of South Asian capitals. Where else would you regularly run into people that have bluff-red teeth on account of chewing a particular nut, men donning sarongs and the population that largely forgoes footwear? There has never been a better time for a luxury break in Myanmar. Since most of the traditional restrictions on the use of internet and TV by foreigners have been lifted, a hospitable atmosphere for those seeking high-end comforts has been created. Yangon is the nations largest and most commercially important city. Its downtown skyline is dominated by the ‘winking wonder’ of Shwedagon Paya, a dazzling Buddhist temple that attracts pilgrims from all over the world. This city offers a brilliant example of 19th century British colonial architecture, with many old buildings still in use. The recently renovated Yangon International Airport is a mere 30-minute away from the city centre and connects the business capital of Myanmar to many other countries and carriers in the region.
Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel
What is more exotic than a visit to one of the most authentic South Asian cities, complete with long-standing customs and history going back to Mongol times that still shapes the character of its inhabitants today? Well how about a stay on a luxury boat hotel, in the middle of the river that defines the city and makes for easy access to all the important sights?
The Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel provides you with an opportunity to enjoy luxury, complete with on-board spa, whilst being within stone’s throw of all the major attractions of this eclectic city. Indulge your senses with the help of on-board chefs in the multiple restaurants on the ship or hop off to discover local Yangon eateries. The luxury accommodation makes discovering Myanmar a very special treat indeed.
Decorated in the fashion of 1920’s glamour, the Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel extends this “Golden Era” to its 104 rooms, as well as suites. Dusky lighting, polished wood, brass fixtures and smooth leather dictate the feel of the place. LCD televisions and Zero Gravity Beds add modern comforts in this historic atmosphere. All rooms feature the above amenities, air conditioning and mini-bars. The cosy décor is mixed with high-end technology to provide you with a vintage atmosphere without sacrificing any comforts. The Zero Gravity Beds are quite unique and can be adjusted in height and balance at the press of a button. You can choose between rooms with balconies or without and can even select your view. Tip: Book early and ask for a room on the 3rd or 4th floor with the river view for an unbeatable experience of seeing the sunsets and sunrises of Yangon from your own private “cabin”. The suites of the hotel are spacious and come with a separate living room. In addition, you are invited to admire the river view from the hotel deck, complete with sun loungers. And why not relieve some of the tension from a long flight by sitting in the sauna?
The hotel boasts a “Theatre” that can be used for watching sports or holding meetings. The facility also benefits from catering, so you can indulge in refreshments, be it food or cocktails. The in-house spa, located on the 3rd floor, has a menu of treatments to suit all tastes. Be it manicure or pedicure, relaxing massage or a more traditional Western therapy, all is at your disposal. Enjoy a Thai massage, indulge in a pampering manicure or relax on the open terrace of the SPA, the whole world can wait. The hotel also boasts 2 restaurants and a bar that serve a variety of cuisines, throughout the day.
1920 Industrial Restaurant is open all day, every day and combines worldwide cuisines to guests and local patrons, alike. With its extensive wine list and carefully curated set menus, it is fast becoming “the place to be” for Yangon. And it’s a small wonder, as the view alone is worth a reservation. Pirate Restaurant, with its Robinson Crusoe Bar, is another firm fixture in Yangon life. Its Bollywood Nights attract a local crowd each and every Friday. On all other occasions, enjoy a varied breakfast buffet, with all your favourites, including made-to-order items, as well as local specialties. Lunches and dinners are a la carte with all international gastronomical favourites.
If adventure is your game, Yangon might just be the place for you. Don’t hesitate to explore Myanmar in style.
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