Independence Hotel in Sihanoukville Joins Sterling

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 21 July 2011

The Independence Hotel, Resort & Spa in Sihanoukville, Cambodia has joined Sterling Hotels.

An hotel with historical significance, the seven-story Independence Hotel, Resort & Spa opened in 1964 as Sihanoukville's most luxurious and elite accommodations and the tallest building in Cambodia at the time.

The building was designed by French architect M. Mondet of the partnership Leroy & Mondet, who were also responsible for many of the important constructions in Phnom Penh during the fifties and sixties, while the interior was designed by no other than King Norodom Sihanouk, the ruler of the Kingdom of Cambodia during that era. As one of the royal family's showpieces, the hotel played host to many famous names, including Jacqueline Kennedy in 1967.

Fully restored to its former beauty and glory in 2007, the resort offers 88 guestrooms, all with views overlooking the waters of the Gulf of Thailand. To be completed in the last quarter of 2011, seven rooms and villas one of which is a pool villa will offer oceanfront views and sunsets.

Located in the heart of a tropical forest with access to a white sand beach, an outdoor pool and fitness center, the resort is an ideal getaway for travelers. Nearby activities include scuba diving, island excursions, fishing, and kayaking.

Authentic Khmer cuisine and international menus are offered at two restaurants, one of which is alfresco on the beachfront.

Conference facilities cater for up to 650 persons with two ballrooms and a boardroom while a comprehensive spa with 12 rooms is currently under construction and will be completed by end of 2011.

To celebrate its membership of Sterling Hotels, the resort is offering a Stay One Night, Get Second Night Free promotion with rates starting at US$300 for a deluxe suite. The offer includes breakfast for two, wireless internet access, early check-in and late check-out, 30% discount on massages, 20% discount on food and beverage, and 10% discount on laundry. Valid through 31 October 2011.

"We are proud to partner with Sterling Hotels to provide the necessary technology tools, global sales, and marketing assistance as well as to promote the destination," said Thomas Lam, group advisor and general manager of Independence Hotel, Resort & Spa. "With the completion of the new rooms and spa facilities, Independence Hotel, Resort & Spa will be one of Sihanoukville's best accommodations."

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