The Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor in northern
Cambodia has reopened following an extensive six-month
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
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.
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
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.
“Raffles Hotels & Resorts boasts an illustrious
history and we are delighted to welcome travelers to the new-look
Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, which has been reimagined and
refined for the well-traveled guest seeking a memorable
experience, evocative of the golden age of travel,” said Patrick
Basset, Chief Operating Officer of Accor, Upper Southeast &
Northeast Asia and the Maldives.
With Executive Chef Angela Brown at its helm,
the hotel offers exclusive new dining concepts.
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
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
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.
“We are honoured to be custodians of the hotel’s
87-year legacy, and to safeguard its heritage while upgrading it
for the modern era. On behalf of our team, we look forward to
welcoming guests back to our iconic hotel to experience the
restored grandeur and curated journeys of Cambodia’s most storied
hotel,” said Oliver Dudler, General Manager of Raffles Grand Hotel
Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor is located just
20 minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage temples of Angkor.