Exciting and enchanting, refreshing and reinvigorating, the Raffles is loved by those with an adventurous spirit and a taste for the very best in legendary service
During a recent stay at the Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Cambodia, we were able to see for ourselves that the guests can be assured that here, just as at all their other locations, Raffles occupies a very specific place.
The Cambodian capital is a fascinating melting pot of culture, custom and history, and we would recommend that travel agents whose customers wish to discover the city, begin with the Raffles. Clients are greeted at the airport with a smile & cold towel by one of the Raffles Hotel Le Royal’s chauffeurs and are whisked to the hotel in one of their new black BMWs. They will enjoy a wonderful sense of arrival, with the property’s sweeping driveway and majestic portico.
An imposing statement of Khmer, Art Deco and French Colonial style; Hotel Le Royal originally opened its grand doors in 1929. It reopened as Raffles Hotel Le Royal in 1997 after a carefully planned extension and refurbishment. To protect this piece of Cambodia’s heritage, local artisans were commissioned to recreate painted ceilings, decorative beaten copper crests and outdoor sculptures; all this, around a central private courtyard, with two swimming pools fringed by Frangipani-lined tropical gardens.
We highly recommend to book a suite in the heritage building providing an amazing full 24-hour Butler Service. If your customers are gastronomy buffs, they will adore the Restaurant Le Royal which is Phnom Penh’s most elegant dining room. It is one of the few restaurants in the world that serves both Royal Khmer and modern western cuisine. Raffles Weekend Brunch is not to be missed with free-flow champagne and cocktails. Another “must”: the famous Elephant Bar, an institution in the city.
The Raffles name is synonymous with luxury, glamour and extraordinary adventure, and the Raffles Hotel Le Royal is a perfect example of this in the heart of Phnom Penh.
Raffles Hotels & Resorts is a luxury brand of the AccorHotels group, with an illustrious history dating back to 1887, when the world- renowned Raffles Hotel first opened its doors in Singapore. Today, this remarkable collection includes twelve extraordinary properties in many of the world’s top destinations including Paris, Istanbul and the Seychelles. Many more exciting locations are on the horizon, with new developments in Warsaw and Jeddah. Raffles is proud to draw on its timeless essence to deliver thoughtful, personal and discreet service to well-travelled guests.