Raffles Hotel - Le Royal
Sector: Hospitality & Entertainment
Chapter: Direct EuroCham

92 Rukhak Vithei Daun Penh,
Sangkat Wat Phnom,
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

ACTIVITIES

An artistic statement of Khmer, Art Deco and French style, the Hotel le Royal originally welcomed its first guests in 1929. It reopened as Raffles Hotel le Royal after a sympathetic extension and refurbishment in 1997. A local traditional Khmer artist’s studio was commissioned to create painted ceilings, decorative beaten copper crests and outdoor sculptures. The hotel is built around a central private courtyard with two swimming pools surrounded by frangipani-lined tropical garden. 

The hotel is very much part of the history of Phnom Penh with walls adorned with photos capturing much of that history, and yet the hotel is still as relevant today as it was then, welcoming travelers looking for an oasis in bustling Phnom Penh.

The hotel is in the heart of the city, only 30 minutes’ drive from Phnom Penh International Airport and within easy access of the city’s attractions such as the Royal Palace, Central Market, Russian Market, riverfront walk and the many great restaurants and bars that have opened in the city. 


BACKGROUND

Opened in 1929, Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh one of the only luxury hotels in Cambodia that pre-date the civil war and the Khmer Rouge era. They were brought into the Raffles portfolio in 1997 after thorough and sensitive modernization.

The hotel were the work of a French Colonial architect based in Hanoi, responsible for the design of many buildings constructed in French Indochina in the early 20th century. The design company was given the brief to breathe new vitality, elegance and comfort into the interiors by subtly updating the hotels’ much-loved French Colonial, Art Deco and Khmer style and ambiance.


People

Thomas Christiansen
General Manager

081 888 268
Princess Sita Norodom
Sales Manager

012 975 570
Noemie Payumo
Marketing Communications Manager