Raffles Cambodia Wins Top Placements in Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific

Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor both earn multiple honors

Two iconic Raffles hotels in Cambodia were honored at the Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023, earning recognition in multiple categories including for top city hotels, general managers, hotel spas and hotel pools.

Raffles Hotel Le Royal (Phnom Penh)
Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor (Siem Reap)

Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor and Raffles Hotel Le Royal won the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively, in the Cambodia “City Hotels” category, while Raffles Hotel Le Royal General Manager Dennis de Groot was named one of the country’s top five GMs, placing No. 3.

The swimming pool at Raffles Hotel Le Royal was named the very best in all of Cambodia, while the pool at Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor won the No. 3 spot. The hotel spa at Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor was honored with the No. 3 spot in the “Hotel Spas” category.

The industry-leading U.S.-based travel magazine’s Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023, held on June 5, spotlighted the very best in the region’s hospitality, from top city, beach, island and upcountry hotels to the best hotel pools, spas and general managers.

The two historic Raffles hotels in Cambodia have also earned a slew of other top international awards this year. Raffles Hotel Le Royal was voted the No. 1 hotel in Cambodia by readers of Condé Nast Traveler in its annual Readers’ Choice Awards in October, while Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor was named one of the world’s “500 Best Hotels” by Travel + Leisure in April.

Raffles Hotel Le Royal, situated in Cambodia’s vibrant capital, Phnom Penh, originally opened in 1929 and today features 175 rooms and suites that underwent a full refurbishment as part of a meticulous one-year restoration project in 2019.

Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor is on the doorstep of ancient Khmer archeological sites in Cambodia and is considered a national treasure. Originally opened in 1932, the hotel was built as a rest stop for archeologists and adventurers seeking to explore the ancient kingdom of Angkor Wat, which is today one of the most popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Both properties offer celebrated Khmer fine dining restaurants (Restaurant Le Royal in Phnom Penh and 1932 in Siem Reap), along with their own Elephant Bar locations, each a legendary venue for cocktails, wine and more in a stylish and sophisticated colonial-style ambience.

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