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Belmond Governor's Residence

The Belmond Governor's Residence is a Victorian-style hotel located in Dagon Township, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), located in a teak mansion from the 1920s. It is located in the Embassy Quarter near the Shwedagon Pagoda, the National Museum, the former Foreign Ministry office compound and India House - now the official residence of the ambassador of India.

The famed British Gentlemen's Club, the Pegu Club was located nearby.

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The elegant teak mansion was built in 1920. The two-story mansion, as its official name denotes, served as the official home of the governors of the British Crown Colony of Burma, such as Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith and Hubert Rance.[1] In 2006 the hotel became part of Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. which in 2014 changed its name to Belmond Ltd.[2] At this point the hotel changed its name to Belmond Governor's Residence.

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  1. ^ "BELMOND GOVERNER'S RESIDENCE". MYANMORE Yangon. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. to launch Belmond brand". Retrieved 17 October 2014. 

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Coordinates: 16°46′10.56″N 96°9′45.31″E / 16.7696000°N 96.1625861°E / 16.7696000; 96.1625861