Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Mandalay Hill Resort in Myanmar

Standing at the foot of picturesque Mandalay Hill amid large, verdant gardens and overlooking the majestic Royal Palace, the Mandalay Hill Resort serves as a quiet retreat from Mandalay’s bustling city streets. With fabulous panoramic views of the city and beyond, the hotel is beautifully detailed with Burmese antiques, fabrics and lush teak furniture throughout, and walking distance to the historic Shwenandaw Buddhist Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda, which contains the world’s largest book consisting of 729 large marble tablets. Entering the hotel, guests are greeted by a grand, marble-floored, natural-light illuminated lobby and a delicious welcome drink of pineapple, pepper, and lime juice. The hotel's well-appointed rooms and suites — many with private balconies — professional staff, sumptuous spa, swimming pool, tennis courts and touches of Burmese decor, the Mandalay Hill Resort is the finest the city has to offer. At the end of the day, guests can take a step back in time to Myanmar's colonial era by relaxing in the hotel's Kipling Bar with cocktails and live music, or dine under the stars and palm trees in the hotel's lush tropical gardens enjoying traditional Burmese music and dance at the outdoor Kinsana Garden Theatre. Renowned as 'The Golden Land' by Marco Polo to describe the dramatic views of the gold-spired pagodas that can be found throughout the country, the Mandalay Hill Resort is a touch of luxury in Burma's verdant and welcoming former northern royal capital.

The spectacular lobby of the Mandalay Hill Resort

The ornate elevator lobby with engraved teak panelling

The Kipling Bar

The Kipling Lounge

The Yadanbon Café serves Myanmar and International cuisine

The Spa