HotelsThe iconic hotel is back with something new and something old as it celebrates its 90th birthday.

The Grand Dame of Angkor is waiting to welcome you again

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Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor will celebrate its 90th anniversary this year.
Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor will celebrate its 90th anniversary this year.

Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor reopened its doors 1 June and promises guests a greater-than ever experience.

Closed for three years, the iconic 90-year-old property has been given a big lick of white paint outside and refurbished rooms inside, including Segafredo coffee machines, USB charging stations, Italian tiling in the bathrooms and rain showers.

But, in a nod to history, each room now has a writing desk and vintage rotary telephone, while the hotel's original teak and wrought iron cage elevator remains, as does the vintage ambience of the Elephant Bar.

The hotel was originally built as a rest stop for archaeologists and adventurers seeking to explore the ancient kingdom of Angkor Wat, but has since hosted the rich, famous and almost famous.

General manager Dennis de Groot said, “The Grand Hotel is a national treasure, and its storied history is testament to Cambodia's colourful past.”

A fresh addition to the hotel is the Raffles Marquee, an events centre situated within 15-acres of lush French gardens.

Within the resort grounds, guests can take part in activities including monk blessings, Angkor Sling masterclasses, botanical and culinary garden tours, and a tour with the hotel's resident historian.

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