When traveling to one of Asia’s most exciting and culturally rich cities, it is important to be well lodged in order to make the most out of your visit. Based in the heart of Myanmar’s heart, this month the HOT Magazine team had the wonderful pleasure of staying at the Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon. In our opinion, the Chatrium is the only true five star hotel in Yangon which is why it is visited by so many of the World’s celebrities and VIP’s, it’s a definite must visit for the luxury traveler.
The Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon shines as extraordinary for its luxury and comfort. Placed amongst rich greenery and a stone’s throw away from the Kandawgyi Lake, looking out from the hotel is astonishingly stunning.
All guest rooms are arranged and furnished to reflect the luxurious condition, with dazzling viewpoints of the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda. Every spacious room comes complete with a balcony with their suites offering a larger balcony area for the ultimate in relaxation.
The hotel has garnered a number of awards for the superlative facilities and service provided which has led many distinguished guests to choose the Chatrium. Just a few of the notables include the Prime Minister of Japan, the German President, American Presidential Candidate Mrs. Hilary Clinton, Her Majesty The Queen Mother Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck and the Bhutanese Royal Family, Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand and The Prime Minister of The Republic of India, H.E. Shri Narendra Modi. All stayed in the exquisite 300 sqm Royal Lake Suite with dedicated dining and living areas along with a 180-degree panoramic view of the Kandawgyi Lake and the Shwedagon.
With 300 rooms, the hotel offers 11 different room categories starting with the Deluxe room at 40 square meters and growing expansively to the aforementioned Royal Lake Suite at 300 square meters.
The Chatrium Club Lounge offers a select space for guests staying on floors 7 to 9. Privileges include private check-in, complimentary refreshments, access to the Club Meeting Rooms and other advantages, it’s an acknowledged touch of liberal lavishness.
The Chatrium offers six different eating and drinking establishments including their Kohaku Japanese Restaurant which features the authentic flavours of Japan in the luxurious comfort of Yangon. Here you can treat your taste buds to exquisite sushi, sashimi and many more delicious delights. For private parties and gatherings, their private rooms offer beautiful views of the tropical pool and Asian-inspired gardens.
The hotels Tiger Hill Chinese Restaurant creates exceptional Chinese cuisine offering some of the best flavours of China in Yangon, you can indulge with a range of truly delicious menus, from a la carte dim sum menus to beautiful dinner buffets.
The Emporia Restaurant is their signature restaurant where you will experience continental dining along with Asian and Thai food. It is considered one of the best restaurants in Yangon. The cozy and inviting ambience offers delicious a la carte menus, set menus and freshly prepared international buffet dinners, perfect for family meals, gatherings with friends or an entertaining business venue.
Club Rizzoli is where you can sip your favourite cocktails or try something new from their sake bar and relax in the intimate atmosphere. If you’re one for karaoke they also have 4 private rooms where you can sing along to your all-time favourite songs.
The Lobby Lounge & Sunset Terrace are perfect for a quick drink, snacks or their popular high tea. When staying, make sure you spend at least one night enjoying sundowners at The Sunset Terrace. You will experience the most spectacular views of the Shwedagon Pagoda and surrounding green gardens which become breath-taking at sunset.
Finally, don’t forget the Pool Bar for sun, sips and snacks while enjoying the cool refreshing waters of their swimming pool which is surrounded by coconut trees and sun soaked sunbeds. For those with or without children, you will appreciate the separate children’s’ pool.
The Fitness Center of the hotel is overseen by fitness experts and is fully equipped.
The Chatrium’s Grand Ballroom is the place in Yangon for business events as well as weddings, banquets and large parties
As a whole, the Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon is an exceptional hotel in one of the most beautiful cities in Southeast Asia. If you have yet to go, it is high time that you do.