Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor has reopened to guests after an extensive renovation, with its rooms, public spaces, children’s club and façade restored to its classical, colonial glory.
A landmark and historic hotel in Indochina, Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor first opened its doors in 1932, providing luxury accommodation for the first wave of travellers coming to see the famous Angkor Temples. With six hectares of landscaped gardens, original features and the serving of Royal Khmer cuisine, it provides the perfect, luxury base from which to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor.
The new Raffles Curated Journeys assist guests in exploring these historic sites, including:
- Journey to the Lost Civilisation – Cruise in style through the temple ruins on Raffles’ off-the-beaten-track tour on the back of a Vespa
- The Silk Road of Angkor – East of Angkor Wat, visit the ‘pink temple’ dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, and gain exclusive access to Golden Silk, an NGO-based silk weaving farm and workshop that employs ninth- to 14th-century weaving techniques
- The Contemporary Art Insider – Visit Siem Reap’s illustrious artists and designers at their ateliers and galleries. Classes, demos and exclusive access
- A Khmer Culinary Discovery – Eat your way through Siem Reap with Taste Siem Reap, visiting different establishments and seeing the town via tuk tuk
- Siem Reap Insider – Indulge in retail therapy at Kandal Village, accompanied by a Raffles Butler.
As part of the restoration, the luxury property will also be launching a dynamic children’s club, the Sugar Palm Club. ‘Junior Explorer’ programs will encourage tiny travellers to explore the rustic charm of the Cambodian city on child-friendly temple tours, soaking in the history and culture of the iconic Angkor Wat temples first-hand, before enjoying cooking and art classes, tennis and swimming lessons, and even a History Tour of the hotel.
For the ultimate adventure experience, Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor offers exclusive scenic helicopter tours over UNESCO recognised Angkor Wat, as the only hotel in Cambodia with its own helipad. The hotel’s private concierge can assist in transportation and tours for a completely bespoke experience.
For further information, see raffles.com/siem-reap/