Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor has reopened its doors to guests after a six-month closure for renovations and refurbishments.
One hundred and twelve of the landmark property’s 119 rooms and suites have been fully refurbished, buttressing the intrinsic appeal of the property.
It is renowned for its classic facade, its expansive pool, a celebrated metal and timber elevator, and a guest list that runs from Charlie Chaplin to Jackie Kennedy.
“In the grand hotel, we’re custodians of an incredible historical asset,” said Raffles Cambodia cluster general manager Oliver Dudler.
“The careful restoration and refurbishments will enhance guest comfort by offering new modern amenities while staying true to our longstanding heritage and classically elegant ambience.”
Among the contemporary touches, spotlights have been added to brighten up the rooms, and power ports and USB charging stations have been fitted.
The French windows, which swing open to views of either charming street scenes or the plantation-style grounds of the hotel, have been upgraded, and each room now has a writing desk and vintage rotary telephone, thanks in part to the added floor space created by removing cabinets and replacing them with built-in wardrobes.