The Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor in northern Cambodia has reopened following an extensive six-month restoration.
First opened in 1932 and widely celebrated as La Grande Dame de Angkor, the hotel has been welcoming discerning travellers and famous faces – from Charlie Chaplin to Jackie Kennedy and Michelle Obama – to the historic heart of Cambodia for over eighty years.
Beyond the refreshed façade that retains the colonial style synonymous with the heritage and history of the Raffles brand, all 119 rooms and suites have received a meticulous facelift. Warm, hardwood floors, lighter and brighter interiors, Segafredo coffee machines, USB charging stations and Simmons pillow-top mattresses are new features added to complement traditional ceiling fans and brass rotary telephones.
All bathrooms have been extensively renovated and upgraded with new Italian tiling and rain showers some of which feature grand claw-foot tubs and views over Cambodia’s most iconic swimming pool.
The Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor in northern Cambodia has reopened following an extensive six-month restoration. First opened in 1932 and widely celebrated as La Grande Dame de Angkor, the hotel has been welcoming discerning travellers and famous faces – from Charlie Chaplin to Jackie Kennedy and Michelle Obama – to the historic heart of Cambodia for over eighty years.
The original teak and wrought iron cage elevator has been carefully preserved as part of the original architecture to ferry guests up and down the heritage building.
With Executive Chef Angela Brown at its helm, the hotel offers exclusive new dining concepts. Named after the year that Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor first opened, 1932 is the hotel’s new signature restaurant, serving-up Chef Brown’s take on Cambodian cuisine with an innovative interplay of traditional ingredients and progressive cooking methods. A quintessential Raffles experience is presented in the all-new and vibrant 1932, which is currently the only destination in Cambodia offering authentic Royal Khmer cuisine originated from ancient Khmer recipes gifted to Raffles by Royal Decree.
Gourmands can savour signature dishes, such as the Chateaubriand pairing Lok Lak spiced Wagyu beef striploin with grape puree, pickled water lily and Lok Lak essence, and the Crisp Kroeung marinated quail perfected with sweet potato fondant, long bean salad and authentic Khmer curry sauce, as well as a variety of seasonal specials featuring fresh local ingredients.
Guests may choose to complete their experience with Sipsmith’s Raffles 1915 Gin in the swish Elephant Bar or enjoy traditional Afternoon Tea in the colonial-style Conservatory.
An additional feature situated within 15-acres of lush French gardens where the hotel is located, will be the addition of the The Raffles Marquee early next year, a fully air-conditioned marquee to provide a spacious venue for events and functions.
Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor is located just 20 minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage temples of Angkor.
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