MANDALAY, MYANMAR — Summer, 2014 — Since opening in November 2006, The Hotel by the Red Canal has quietly established itself as Mandalay’s most affordable and value driven boutique hotel, with the discerning traveller in mind who seeks design, comfort, prime location and truly genuine service. Hotel owner and general manager, Mr Ashwin Kumar, leads a dedicated team of budding but passionate hoteliers to combine the very best elements of Myanmar grace and hospitality with the conveniences of today’s modern world (only hotel in Mandalay with in-room Internet connection and Wi-Fi access) to create a relaxed atmosphere within a friendly yet discrete environment.
As Tony or Mr Kumar is popularly known to his guests, put it: “By choosing to stay with us, we will provide you with the extra measure of quality, comfort and personal convenience that you are looking for. Being small, we are able to provide personal attention to the needs, wants, and expectations of every guest.” The boutique-style hotel is a celebration of all things Myanmar, featuring teak furniture and fixtures & fittings made from rattan, mother-of-pearl and other local materials as well as Myanmar marble lining the bathroom walls. Each of the 4 types of guestrooms or customized suites, differentiated by individual style, bears the name of the major ethnic groups in multi-cultural Myanmar and is adorned with rich traditional paraphernalia and trappings reflecting their respective cultural heritage. All Chin and Shan suites feature a balcony overlooking the swimming pool and garden green. Ground floor Chin suites enjoy a “water moat”. The Rakhine suites are spacious and ideal for the business traveler. An outdoor shower with a slate wall of cascading water is the highlight of the honeymooner Kachin suites.
The Spice Garden serves the best North Indian cuisine in all Mandalay, and as well as Myanmar specialties and familiar continental favorites in an annex with a choice of indoor or outdoor dining.
The Hotel by the Red Canal acknowledges and appreciates the many compliments and accolades posted online (www.tripadvisor.com) or the positive feedback received in the guest comments cards helping us to raise the service bar even higher — all bearing testimony that our guests have enjoyed the resort experience in a city-convenient location.
Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, it is often the little things that make the biggest difference to your feeling of overall comfort and satisfaction. The Hotel by the Red Canal has made it its mission to understand and to take care of these details — and to ensure that your stay is enjoyable, comfortable and affordable.