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
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
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.