Myanmar has millions of pagodas but one stands above them all: the ethereal spire of the Shwe Dagon that towers over Yangon.
No matter your reason for being in town, you need a hotel that provides a view across to it.
The high-rise Sule Shangri-La offers unlimited views from its upper floors, most notably the Horizon Club Lounge on the 21st floor. Walking into the gilded Peacock Lounge that fills the hotel lobby is a step into tranquillity from the busy streets outside. The hotel has 479 rooms and suites including 122 Horizon Club rooms.
While the hotel’s opulence is welcome, the greatest surprise is the speed of the complimentary guest WiFi. If you are wondering about staying in touch with the world when travelling to Myanmar the Sule Shangri-La answers emphatically in the affirmative.
The quality of the guest rooms is what you’d expect of a five-star hotel, with a subtle Burmese theme, offering views of the city, the river, or the pagoda. There’s a range of dining options from the Café Sule buffet restaurant that’s been recently renovated, tea in the Peacock Lounge or excellent Cantonese food at the signature Summer Palace Restaurant. The hotel’s limousines cleverly keep the feeling of sanctuary running – including WiFi.
Chose a Horizon Club room, not just for the comfy lounge with its expansive (and included) breakfast buffet and evening cocktails, but for the grand views of the Shwe Dagon. If you book room 2128, you’ll have views to the Sule Pagoda, too.