Shinta Mani Siem Reap has re-opened following a
complete rebuild and transformation by architect Bill Bensley of
Bensley Design Studios.
The newly invigorated boutique property
showcases 39 contemporary guestrooms and public spaces inspired by
the ancient Khmer temples of Angkor Wat, a scenic fifteen minute
tuk-tuk ride from the hotel.
Apart from its close proximity to the
temple complex, Shinta Mani enjoys a central Siem Reap location
within walking distance of the Old Market, lively cafes, bars and
boutiques, and yet is also only footsteps from the tranquility of the
Shinta Mani Siem Reap is owned by Mr.
Sokoun Chanpreda, a Cambodia born businessman who returned from
overseas to invest in a better future for his country. Guided by
his philosophy of Open Doors, Open Hearts, Shinta Mani continues
its strong commitment to responsible tourism and community
outreach with the Development Center - a purpose built facility within the hotelís leafy grounds that provides free hospitality
training to less fortunate members of the Siem Reap community.
Development Center operates under The Shinta Mani Foundation, a
locally registered not for profit organisation also founded by its Chairman,
Mr. Sokoun. Directly funded by guest stays and private donations,
The Shinta Mani Foundation further supports the wider community
through small business startup and healthcare programs aimed at
creating a lasting and positive impact.
The Shinta Mani
Foundation welcomes short-term and long-term volunteers who would
like to contribute their time and skills. Even short-term
volunteers can assist students of The Development Center to become
more confident in their interaction with foreigners.
teach short lessons, play educational games and have conversations
with students outside of classroom hours when students relax in
their Bill Bensley Library and Computer Lab.
Experiential accommodation packages in conjunction with the Foundation reflect Shinta Maniís commitment to actively encouraging guest
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