Affectionately known as the “Pearl of Asia”, the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh will welcome its first Hyatt Regency property in early 2021. Paying homage to the city’s rich culture and colonial heritage, the hotel’s centrepiece is a restored French building known as the Colonial House.
Designed by award-winning, Singapore-based SCDA Architects and Thailand-based PIA Interior, the property seamlessly blends Khmer architectural accents with French colonial influences. Meanwhile, specially-commissioned artworks by contemporary Cambodian artist, FONKi adorn the spaces. Striking grand, the villa is rumoured to have been built as a royal residence for a princess in the early 1900s. Thankfully, the architects have gone to great lengths to restore the villa, which now stands as the main entrance and lobby.
Its prime location in the heart of Phnom Penh’s Doun Penh district also puts guests in walking distant to attractions like the Royal Palace, National Museum, and the idyllic riverside. If staying in is preferred, guests can luxuriate in one of the 247 guest rooms, which includes 43 suites.
Dining wise, there’s five venues including The Attic, an old-world speakeasy that’s tucked away in the eaves of the Colonial House, as well as an open-plan dining concept called FiveFive Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, where diners can enjoy scenic views of the Phnom Penh skyline while enjoying cocktails and lively DJ performances.
Other facilities to ensure a comfortable stay include an outdoor tropical infinity pool, a 24-hour fitness centre, and 1,400 square meters of meeting and event space, For sheer relaxation, head to Jivapita Spa for bespoke body and facial treatments.
Guests staying on the hotel’s Club floors will have access to the Regency Club Lounge, which serves daily breakfast, evening canapés, and drinks.
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