Almost every trip to Myanmar will start or end in Yangon, the bustling former capital whose claim to fame is the imposing golden temple of Shwadagon. Stay at the Sule Shangri-la, located in the shadow of the temple. Here, you will experience a stylish, full service hotel in the midst of vibrant city life just outside your door. At Sule Shangri-la a gracious welcoming host is ready to greet you and escort you to your room.
Your host will orient you to the compact and well fitted space including a desk set up with complimentary access to working wi-fi. If you are a return guest, you will find that your preferences in room set up have been noted and addressed as you settle in. Hotel Sule Shangri-la boasts a modern fitness center with the latest equipment, a huge lap pool, spa, conference, meeting rooms and several popular dining venues.
The Sule Café offers upscale buffet service for breakfast, lunch and dinner with variety and quality preparations of items from all corners of the world. Their seafood, sushi and Indian dishes are remarkably authentic and prepared in small batches to maintain fresh portions for all diners.
The Gallery Bar at the hotel is known for its wide selection of cocktails and premium liquors and is the place to meet for drinks and international gourmet snacks and tapas.
The Chinese restaurant, Summer Palace is considered one of the best in the city. They offer an extensive menu of some of the most coveted products including abalone, birds nest and sea cucumber dishes. They have a complete Duck Menu with both traditional and creative preparations. Their live seafood offerings are immense with wok fried lobster in ginger sauce being an exceptional choice, as well as the vermicelli noodles with pork, duck and prawn.
Pamper yourself with a treatment in their serene spa (called the Beauty Centre) after a day’s harrowing tussle with the traffic. Their therapists are experienced and the spa includes all the expected amenities including warm whirlpool tubs.
Indulge in the privacy and service of their Horizon Club Lounge with a breathtaking view of the Shwadagon Pagoda where complimentary breakfast, cocktails and appetizers makes your stay even more exclusive.
When Yangon is on your itinerary, the hotel Sule Shangri-La will provide the accommodation and service you expect to make your stay comfortable and luxurious.
By Diane Sukiennik and Michael Reiss, www.foodandwineaccess.com “Photos by Michael Reiss” Courtesy FoodAndWineAcesss.com