Governor's Residence, Rangoon
The Orient Express group is no stranger to Burma (Myanmar), with two river boats gliding the Golden Land's waterways and the Governor's Residence in the former capital of Rangoon (Yangon). Close to the gilded Shwedagon Pagoda and the bustling Bogyoke Market, the hotel offers luxury in spades. Rooms are lavished in silk drapes and timeless teak furntiure, while the Mandalay Restaurant, with views of the hotel's tropical gardens and lotus-layered ponds, serves fragrant Burmese curries.
Governor's Residence, Rangoon (00 95 122 9860; governorsresidence.com). Doubles start at US$299 (£199), B&B.