The Sothea, a 39 all-suite estate in Siem Reap, has
become Preferred Boutique’s first member in Cambodia. Preferred Boutique
comprises four categories - Classic, Design, Adventure and Resort,
the Sothea is part of the Resort
The Sothea is a romantic and relaxing hideaway in
the heart of Siem Reap, beside the Cambodian Cultural Village and
15 minutes from the Angkor temple compound. Nestled amidst
tranquil gardens and softly flowing waterways, it is a
contemporary hotel with hints of Khmer artisanship infused in the
architecture and interior design. Opened on Valentine's Day on
February 14 by a respected local entrepreneur, it was built as a
tribute to his wife, Madam Sothea for her 50th birthday.
Luxurious in design and service, The Sothea harmoniously blends
water features, where water symbolizes the woman; and manicured
landscaping, where the soil symbolizes the man, throughout the
The Sothea is divided into two zones: Recreation Zone
which houses the spa and restaurants and the Rest Zone where the
suites are exclusively tucked away. There are two restaurants and
a cigar and wine bar offering traditional Khmer cuisine as well as
international fare. Recreational facilities include an outdoor
salt swimming pool and a spa offering Khmer massage and a variety
of beauty treatments.
All the suites offer
either a balcony overlooking the courtyard pool or a terrace by
the landscaped pond. Each guest can indulge in full butler service
where a dedicated butler will be assigned from arrival at the
airport, to unpacking, organizing tours and meals, to departure.
In addition, there is also a host of complimentary services such
as wireless Internet access, breakfast that can be packed in a
picnic box, daily replenished mini-bar, laundry service, and a
library stocked with movies and books.
Mark Simmons, Managing Director -
Asia, Preferred Hotel Group, said, "The Sothea will cater to
upscale leisure travelers in search of a unique cultural
experience. Siem Reap is an increasingly important destination for
Preferred Hotel Group as we can now offer great options to our
global leisure, corporate and MICE partners with The Sothea and
Angkor Palace Resort & Spa, a member of Summit Hotels & Resorts™,
in one city."
Sarah Moya is General Manager of The Sothea.
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