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Governor’s Getaway Escape at Belmond Governor’s Residence, Myanmar
Belmond Governor’s Residence, a landmark heritage hotel in the leafy Embassy Quarter of Yangon, Myanmar introduces the ‘Governor’s Getaway’ – the ultimate easy weekend escape created especially for those living in Asia.
Just a hop and a skip from many major cities like Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Hanoi and Bangkok, Belmond Governor’s Residence now invites guests to experience the charm and vibrancy of a city still opening up to the outside world, as regional daily direct flights to Yangon increase.
During a two-night getaway, guests can explore the authentic fabric of colourful Yangon; its blossoming arts culture, vibrant markets and up-and-coming dining scene during a chauffeur-driven private city tour. Hosted by one of Belmond Governor’s Residence’s expert guides, a bespoke itinerary will captivate guests with the best sights, sounds and tastes of the enthralling city.
Surrounded by an oasis of lush gardens and lotus ponds, yet still in the heart of Yangon, the 1920s Burmese teak mansion oozes colonial charm. Guests can visit the nearby iconic Shwedagon Pagoda and bustling downtown before retreating to Belmond Governor’s Residence to relax and unwind with a dip in the enticing outdoor swimming pool or enjoy a refreshing cocktail while listening to the local birdsong.
The ‘Governor’s Getaway’ includes two nights’ accommodation with daily breakfast, round-trip airport transfers and a half-day bespoke private tour of Yangon with one of Belmond’s expert guides and private driver. While at the hotel, guests can dine on traditional dishes with a contemporary flair at the Burmese Table dining concept or a la carte fine dining at the Mandalay Restaurant, join complimentary activities that change on a daily basis, such as yoga and guest cocktail parties, or book a therapeutic spa treatment to melt away tensions from the week. Prices start from US$355 per night, plus tax and service.
The property is also marking the start of a sensitive restoration project with an innovative art exhibition. Entitled ‘Sense of Place’, the collaboration with three of Myanmar’s contemporary artists is designed to inject a sense of authentic culture. Large-scale paintings subtly screen highly-skilled, small-scale renovations of areas including the teak detailing, roof tiling and Mindon Lounge.
With bamboo blinds as their canvas, local artists Than Htay, Thit Nay Sann and Nilar Tu, represented by Nawaday Tharlar Art Gallery, have each portrayed their colourful style of art which depicts captivating countryside landscapes, traditional figures and scenes of Myanmar culture. As the renovations move around the property over the next five months, so too will the exhibition evolve, displaying five distinct installations by each artist.