Thailand's Minor Hotels Group has signed the
first Avani hotel in Cambodia.
Following an extensive US$7 million renovation,
which includes the addition of 60 new rooms, the FCC Angkor –
Managed by Avani hotel will reopen its doors in the second quarter
Located across from the Royal Independence
Gardens and Royal Residence, the FCC Angkor centres around the former ‘Mansion’ of the
French colonial governor, which became the renowned Foreign
Correspondence Club and a popular meeting place for local and
international journalists, celebrities, and travellers from around
the world seeking to explore Siem Reap.
The town’s many day and
night markets, eclectic restaurants, and the popular Pub Street
are all walking distance from the hotel. Angkor Wat, the
internationally renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site, encompassing
400 sq. km of ruins dating from the 12th - 15th century, is 10
minutes from the hotel. The Preah Ang Chek Prea Ang Chorm shrine is a 3-minute
stroll from the FCC along the river.
“Avani Hotels & Resorts’ first entry into
Cambodia signals our ongoing commitment to offering an upscale
experience to all intrepid travellers,” said Dillip Rajakarier,
CEO of Minor Hotels, the parent company of Avani Hotels & Resorts.
“We believe FCC Angkor will be home to the intrepid traveller
seeking an authentic experience in the social hub of Siem Reap.”
Along with the
new and refurbished rooms and suites, FCC Angkor has updated and
expanded its facilities. A brand-new bar called Scribe now
complements the Mansion’s renovated restaurant, while other
additions include a spa, pool, and lounge.
“We are excited to be working with Avani Hotels & Resorts as
they are exceptional operators of lifestyle hotels, and well
aligned to promote and position the FCC Angkor and FCC Collection
brand. The new FCC will also be a member of Preferred Hotels &
Resorts, joining us in the commitment to deliver extraordinary,
engaging and unique experiences to our global guests,” said Susan
Devine, Owner’s Representative, FCC Angkor – Managed by Avani.