Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh: One of Asia’s essential hotels, Le Royal has been the iconic resting place for the well traveled since 1929. Located in the heart of vibrant Phnom Penh, it’s been part of the history of the city and welcomes a diverse clientele of entrepreneurs, writers, journalists, royalty and travelers. Rooms and suites have been respectfully restored. The elegant Le Royal Restaurant serves modern French cuisine and Royal Khmer cuisine. Almost as famous as the hotel itself, is the Elephant Bar where local residents and visitors alike gather over wine and cocktails.
Sofitel Phokeethra, Phnom Penh: This hotel is set riverside amongst landscaped gardens in the old quarter of the city. This stunning well-located 12-story colonial style hotel is close to key attractions, embassies and the central district. Along with 201 luxurious rooms and suites with Mekong or Bassac river views, this beautiful hotel offers an array of chic restaurants and bars, an upscale spa, two swimming pools, a sports club and the finest conferencing facilities in Cambodia.
Shinta Mani Club Angkor, Siem Reap: This boutique hotel enjoys a quiet and leafy setting within Siem Reap – just a 15-minute transfer from the magnificent Temples of Angkor. Guests will enjoy this peaceful oasis, which is walking distance to the Old Market, the vibrant cafes and bars, and only footsteps from the nearby riverfront. This sophisticated hotel seduces with soft lighting, fragrant scents and mod-Cambodian design by Bill Bensley. Enjoy Angkor’s temples, then retreat to your spacious suite or savor the cool pool, soothing spa and dreamy swing-seat dining.
Phum Baitang Resort, Siem Reap: Set within 8 acres of gardens, lemon-grass meadows and rice paddies, this elegant retreat is a gateway to Angkor. The 45 spacious stilted villas − 25 with private terrace, and 20 with private plunge pool − comprise the accommodations. Inspired by traditional Cambodian housing, they have been designed and furnished to create an authentic yet luxurious experience. The Spa Temple offers treatment rooms, sauna, yoga pavilion, fitness room, and an infinity pool. The Pool Bar offers a stunning open-air setting with magnificent views. The Cocktail Lounge pays homage to Cambodia’s colonial history in a century-old farmhouse. Two restaurants offer elegant dining.
Belmond La Residence d’Angkor, Siem Reap: An intimate retreat on a tree-lined river, this property beautifully captures the region’s rich history while offering every modern luxury. With a reputation for excellence among Siem Reap hotels, guests can anticipate an authentic experience at this centrally located hotel. The inviting architecture showcases traditional Khmer style. Elegant teak and basalt accents echo the ancient temples nearby. The hotel’s peaceful gardens, an inviting swimming pool and a luxury spa are the perfect place to relax at the end of an action-packed day.
Song Saa Private Island, Sihanoukville: Created with sustainability in mind, Song Saa reflects the beauty of the Cambodian coastline. It’s a place built from local materials, by local hands, and infused with local art and soul. An evolved tropical getaway with a pristine private beach, spacious villas, spa sanctuaries and a preserved coral reef, this resort lets you detach from the world and tune into simple luxuries. Song Saa lets you be as active or as inert as you like. Idle on the pristine sands or take in a diving adventure. Enjoy a sunset cruise or explore rainforest trails. At night, enjoy a quiet dinner for two, and then retreat to your villa terrace, under the constellations.
Knai Bang Chatt, Kep: A driving force behind the clean lines and minimalist style of this hotel is adopted from the ancient Japanese philosophy of Wabi Sabi, which places importance on rustic simplicity, understated elegance, and the inherent beauty of imperfection. Throughout the property, trees, pebbled pathways, and natural bamboo screens define the open space and time-weathered wood is transformed into seating and dining areas that blend seamlessly into the relaxed and beautiful surroundings. This seaside resort can be discovered in the enchanting coastal town of Kep, on the southwest coast of Cambodia.
Please Note: The above luxury hotels are only suggestions. Alternative accommodations can also be arranged, depending on your style and budget.