Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor reopens in Cambodia after renovation

Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor reopened in Cambodia after renovation

Hotel appeared almost in the historical heart of Cambodia 90 years ago in 1932. Its first name — La Grande Dame de Angkor. It was originally built as a resting place for archaeologists and adventurers looking to explore the ancient kingdom of Angkor Wat. Later, many famous personalities and celebrities stayed here: Charlie Chaplin, first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Michelle Obama.

The hotel has only 63 rooms, all with private bathrooms — a revelation for its time. 

In 2019, the hotel has undergone a profound transformation: before a months-long pause in travel, the number of rooms has undergone a thorough renovation. The rooms are now decorated in lighter colors, equipped with Segafredo coffee machines, USB charging stations and Simmons pillow-top mattresses.

French windows overlooking the street scenery or the hotel's plantation grounds have been upgraded to include a desk and rotary telephone in every room, while removing wardrobes and replacing them with built-in wardrobes has increased the space. All bathrooms have been refurbished — there was a new Italian tile and a rain shower. Traditional ceiling fans have been retained, as well as great views of the Royal Gardens and the resort's swimming pool.

The hotel retains the original teak and wrought iron elevator, the vintage atmosphere of the Elephant Bar and the checkered tiled lobby which visited by royalty, movie stars, writers and artists for decades.

The hotel's iconic façade and exterior are now pure white, rather than the creamy beige typical of French colonial architecture throughout Indochina. 

Raffles d'Angkor Grand Hotel is just a 20-minute drive from the entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Angkor.

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