Novotel Makes Its Debut in Cambodia: A Modern Coastal Resort Now Open on Independence Beach in Sihanoukville

The new urban style-resort blends warm Cambodian hospitality and modern design, catering to travelers wishing to experience the relaxed, seaside destination of Sihanoukville.

Novotel Hotels, Suites & Resorts, the renowned hospitality brand from leading hotel operator Accor, unveils Novotel Sihanoukville Holiday Resort. The much-anticipated opening marks the first Novotel property in Cambodia. Located directly on Independence Beach, the stylish 215-key resort boasts breathtaking views over the Gulf of Thailand, four dining options, and family-friendly facilities. With convenient access from the capital Phnom Penh, the hotel serves as a coastal oasis, inviting travelers and locals to take the time to relax and recharge.

“The opening of Novotel Sihanoukville Holiday Resort, the first Novotel property in Cambodia, marks the beginning of an exciting journey for us in 2024. It stands as a significant milestone in Accor’s ongoing commitment to providing diverse and enriching hospitality experiences in Asia. With the growing potential in Cambodia’s hospitality sector, we are thrilled to introduce the Novotel experience to the country for the first time,” commented Garth Simmons, Chief Operating Officer of Accor’s Premium, Midscale and Economy Division in Asia.

“Novotel offers a perfect blend of contemporary design, spacious comfort, and well-being facilities. This combination makes Novotel Sihanoukville Holiday Resort an attractive choice for travelers seeking an opportunity to connect with their loved ones, and themselves, or unwind in Cambodia’s most recognized seaside town of Sihanoukville.”

General Manager of Novotel Sihanoukville Holiday Resort, Ayub Yulianto said, “I’m excited to welcome guests to experience a new side of Sihanoukville. While this coastal town is renowned for its white-sand beaches, tropical weather, and warm Cambodian hospitality are a constant, the lively restaurants and bars, the outstanding family-friendly facilities, and the modern design of Novotel Sihanoukville Holiday Resort truly adds a distinctive flair to the city. This makes it the perfect destination for travelers and locals alike to unwind on the coast.”

Each guest room is designed in a contemporary style, drawing inspiration from the work of local artisans and surrounding nature. The hotel offers eight room configurations, ranging from comfortable 32 sq. m Standard Rooms to expensive 96 sq. m Suites. These suites feature bathtubs and wrap-around terraces, providing guests with an opportunity to enjoy panoramic sunset views. For the convenience of family and group vacations, interconnecting rooms are also available.   

Guests can elevate their dining experiences at four restaurants. Food Exchange offers sweeping ocean views and serves authentic local and international cuisine from morning until late evening. For those seeking a relaxed beach club vibe to enjoy Western cuisine, grilled seafood, light snacks, and refreshing cocktails, Aqua Bar & Grill is the ideal choice, overlooking the infinity pool and the ocean. Gourmet Lobby Bar & Café, overlooking the gardens, provides a tranquil setting for guests to pause and enjoy teas with freshly baked pastries. As the sun sets, Domrei Bar & Cigar Lounge becomes the perfect place to sip locally-inspired cocktails, top-shelf spirits, and savor tapas, while indulging in the beautiful city skyline. It features a dedicated cigar room, offering a sophisticated hideaway for cigar enthusiasts.

Designed for maximum relaxation to enhance the holiday experience, a wide range of facilities include 24/7 in-room dining, a fully-equipped, a beachside infinity pool with Sihanoukville’s best sunset views, and a separate kids’ pool to keep younger travelers entertained. The Lost City Kids’ Club will provide an interactive and creative atmosphere for young adventurers, introducing them to a world of excitement and exploration.

Additionally, the 315 sq. m Independence Ballroom offers multi-functional space for meetings, events, and social receptions.

Novotel Sihanoukville Holiday Resort is ideally situated to explore the Cambodian coast, a convenient gateway to the white-sand beaches and tropical islands of Koh Rong. Nature enthusiasts can discover the mangroves, forests, and coral reefs of Ream National Park and the picturesque Kbal Chhay Waterfalls. Sihanoukville International Airport is 25 km from the hotel, while a convenient 2.5-hour drive on the new Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway leads to the capital city of Phnom Penh.

To celebrate its opening, Novotel Sihanoukville Holiday Resort is offering a special ‘Coastal Getaway’ package from now until April 9th 2024. Starting at USD 120+++ per night, the offer includes a daily USD 25 food and beverage credit, along with early check-in and late check-out.

Please visit for further information. For general inquiries or to make a reservation please email [email protected] or contact  (+855) 76 889 9000.

Novotel Sihanoukville Holiday Resort is part of ALL – Accor Live Limitless, Accor’s lifestyle loyalty programs. Guests can take advantage of ALL when staying or dining at the hotel. ALL provides access to rewards, services and limitless experiences. Becoming a member of ALL – Accor Live Limitless is simple and free of charge. To join, visit the website

About Novotel

Novotel Hotels, Suites & Resorts offers destination hotels designed as comforting and energizing places where guests can ‘press pause’ and take time to enjoy the moments that really matter. The brand’s wide array of hotels, suites and resorts offer a multitude of services for business and leisure guests alike, including spacious, modular rooms with natural and intuitive design; 24/7 catering with nutritious choices; dedicated meeting spaces; attentive and proactive staff; family zones for the youngest guests; multi-purpose lobbies; and accessible fitness centers. Novotel, which has over 530 locations in more than 60 countries is part of Accor, a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,500 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries.


Disclaimer: reserves all the right to the photos and text posted in the article. All the views/opinions expressed by the writer are in no way representative of Get in touch if you’d like to use our content. is truly your online guide to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, which provides insights and information from the eyes of our local writers. Founded by: