Major restoration work is continuing on Cambodia’s Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor in Siem Reap.
The Grand Hotel d’Angkor is currently closed and will re-open at the end of September.
Le Royal remains open to guests and will celebrate its 90th anniversary in November of this year.
The Grand, the historical gateway to Angkor Wat, is best known for its Elephant Bar, and for a guest list that includes Charlie Chaplin and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
The Elephant Bar at Raffles Hotel Le Royal.
Le Royal is from the same colonial era when the likes of Somerset Maugham and André Malraux stayed at the hotel, and was later the setting for scenes in The Killing Fields.