Grand Hotel d'Angkor

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Grand Hotel d'Angkor
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Grand Hotel d'Angkor
Hotel chain Raffles Hotels & Resorts
General information
Location Cambodia
Address 1 Vithei Charles de Gaulle, Khum Svay Dang Kum, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Opening 1932
Management Fairmont Raffles Hotels International
Technical details
Floor count 3
Design and construction
Architect Ernest Hébrard
Other information
Number of rooms 119 (including suites)
Number of suites 18
Number of restaurants 6
Website
www.raffles.com/siem-reap

The Grand Hotel d'Angkor is a historic luxury hotel located in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It opened in 1932, and is currently run by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International. The hotel was constructed to accommodate the influx of tourists arriving in Cambodia to visit the Angkor Wat, the world's largest religious complex, as well as many other temples and monuments in the area.[1]

Architecture and design[edit]

The Grand Hotel d'Angkor was constructed in the French Colonial style popular in the early 20th century. It's fronted by 15 acres of gardens, including a produce garden that provides fruits, vegetables, and herbs for use in the kitchen, and cooking classes. The hotel features a raised portico at its front façade. The lobby elevator features ornate wrought iron doors, while throughout the hotel, guests will find black-and-white marble floors and Khmer furniture.[2]

Celebrities and royalty[edit]

Grand Hotel d'Angkor has hosted numerous celebrities and royal visitors, including Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard in 1936, and Gloria Stuart and Arthur Sheekman in 1939. In 1966, French President Charles de Gaulle visited, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was a guest in 1967. Most recently, First Lady Michelle Obama stayed at the hotel in 2015.

Princess Margaret and her husband, Lord Snowdon visited the ruins in 1969, and stayed at Grand Hotel d'Angkor.

Awards[edit]

In 2013, the Grand Hotel d'Angkor was named the 14th best resort in Asia in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards. The hotel moved in 13th place in 2014.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warren, William (2007). Asia's Legendary Hotels: The Romance of Travel (1st ed.). Periplus Editions (HK), Ltd. pp. 132–137. ISBN 0794607365. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor". Condé Nast Traveler. Condé Nast. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Top Resorts in Asia". Travel + Leisure. Time, Inc.; Affluent Media Group. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 

Coordinates: 13°21′51.70″N 103°51′35.60″E / 13.3643611°N 103.8598889°E / 13.3643611; 103.8598889