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Rosewood Phnom Penh opens in Cambodia

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:16
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First urban hotel in Southeast Asia for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Rosewood Phnom Penh opened recently, nestled in the 39-story Vattanac Capital Tower prominently located in the central cultural and business district along Preah Monivong Boulevard. At 188 meters high, atop the tallest building in the Cambodian capital, the hotel boasts breathtaking 360° views of the city and offers leisure and business travelers to the city a stately vantage point to witness the revival of what is already considered one of the most charming capitals in Southeast Asia. Specially created introductory experiences offer varied ways for guests to experience the dynamism of Phnom Penh.

"With its rich history and dynamic future, 'The Pearl of Asia' is an ideal place to expand the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts brand and this debut represents an important milestone in our global growth," says Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. "With the ever-increasing desire for authentic travel experiences amongst affluent explorers, Rosewood Phnom Penh satisfies this urge while also giving us the opportunity to raise our flag in one of Asia's most fascinating cities."

"Phnom Penh fuses the majesty of the past with the pulse of the present and the promise of the future," says hotel Managing Director Daniel Grau. "At Rosewood Phnom Penh, we blend traditional refinement with contemporary sophistication to express Rosewood's A Sense of Place philosophy."

Designed by Melbourne's BAR Studio, with two restaurants created by Tokyo-based Bond Design Studio, the interior of the hotel aims to capture the essence of the country with a blend of Khmer architectural aspects, the country's French colonial heritage and Cambodian craft techniques, all embraced by a subtle classic-meets-contemporary style.

The hotel's residential-style guestrooms are among the largest in Phnom Penh, with a total of 175 rooms including 37 suites. Their design includes large, round, window-facing tables that double as dining or work spaces. Guestrooms at Rosewood Phnom Penh start from a 50-square-meter Executive Room to the Norodom House at 225 square meters.

The Brasserie Louis situated on level 35 instantly presents a panoramic vista of the city skyline and Mekong River from floor-to-ceiling, wrap-around windows, and features French classic comfort foods and regional Cambodian favorites in a casual yet elegant environment. The Living Room is residential-like retreat with a relaxed vibe and cozy corners -- a refreshing spot for breakfast, snacks during the day or cocktails and appetizers as day turns to dusk and evening. Iza is a Japanese izakaya-style restaurant that invites guests to linger, sample course after course, and socialize over a lively meal with robata-yaki and irori charcoal grill open kitchen with counter seating as the main feature. The highlight of the dining journey is Sora – translated as "sky" from Japanese – the highest bar in Phnom Penh, and uniquely perched on a cantilevered terrace on level 37 with unobstructed views of the Cambodian capital as its lofty spectacle.

Guests can maintain their healthy regime by taking advantage of the fitness center, which features an array of cardiovascular, strengthening and weight training equipment.

"Whatever the passion — local culture, dining, adventure or simply strolling the city and taking it all in — our team will ensure it presents the best of Phnom Penh with a variety of local insights, suggested itineraries and exclusive reservations," says Mr. Grau.

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