Following in the footsteps of its Singaporean sister, the iconic landmark Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor in Siem Reap has re-opened its doors following a meticulous six-month restoration
This distinctive Cambodian property has been welcoming guests since 1932 – having hosted the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Michelle Obama and Jackie Kennedy for over eighty years.
Set in Siem Reap’s leafy French Quarter, the hotel has re-opened with restored rooms, a fresh façade, new signature restaurant and an exciting menu of new extraordinary Raffles Curated Journeys which offer travelers a more authentic and up-close experience.
Deemed the last bastion of Cambodia’s Golden Age of Travel, the hotel is deeply rooted in local culture. The restoration has retained colonial charm, heritage and architectural grandeur, yet still leads the way in answering the needs of today’s well-travelled guest.
Travel back in time in an original timber elevator in the grand, marble-washed lobby, or enjoy a majestic Apsara performance – a traditional Cambodian dance. There’s also 15-acres of impressive landscaped lawns to explore for those that enjoy a morning stroll.
Beyond the refreshed façade, 119 rooms and suites have also been revitalised, with warm, hardwood floors, lighter and brighter interiors, Segafredo coffee machines and Simmons pillow-top mattresses.
Bathrooms have benefitted from Italian tiling, oversized rain showers and grand, claw-foot tubs, with views over Cambodia’s most iconic swimming pool; inspired in design and size by the ancient bathing pools of the Khmer Kings in Angkor.
The hotel’s esteemed restaurants have also been refurbished, including Café d’Angkor, an all-day dining restaurant home to Siem Reap’s most luxurious Champagne breakfast.
Named after the year that Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor first opened, 1932 is the hotel’s signature restaurant. Foodies can sample a modern take on Cambodian cuisine, including the recipes of the Royal Khmer kitchen that were gifted to Raffles by royal decree.
A menu of five new, Raffles Curated Journeys have also been revealed. Adventurers can explore the ancient Angkor Archaeological Park on the back of a chauffeured Vespa, embark on a tuk-tuk tour Siem Reap’s flourishing modern art scene or even shop in Siem Reap’s Kandal Village with the assistance of a Raffles Butler on a Siem Reap Insider shopping tour.