Rosewood Phnom Penh has opened, nestled in the city’s iconic 39-story Vattanac Capital Tower. Prominently located in the central cultural and business district, along Preah Monivong Boulevard, the hotel boasts breathtaking 360-degree views and offers business travellers a stately vantage point from which to witness the revival of the Cambodian capital.
Designed by Melbourne’s BAR Studio, with two restaurants created by Tokyo-based Bond Design Studio, the interiors of the new hotel aim to capture the essence of the country with a blend of Khmer architectural aspects, the country’s French colonial heritage and Cambodian craft techniques, all embraced by a subtle classic-meets-contemporary style.
The hotel’s residential-style guestrooms are among the largest in Phnom Penh, with the hotel boasting a total of 175 rooms, including 37 suites, starting from 50sqm.
Gastronomes will be spoilt for choice with four dining venues spanning Asian, Japanese and European cuisines. The warm Brasserie Louis, situated on level 35, presents a panoramic vista of the city and Mekong River from floor-to-ceiling, wrap-around windows, and features French classic comfort foods and regional Cambodian favourites in a casual yet elegant environment. The Living Room is a residential-like retreat that’s a refreshing spot for breakfast, snacks during the day or cocktails and appetizers by night. Iza is a Japanese izakaya-style restaurant that features both robata-yaki and irori charcoal grill open kitchens with counter seating.
The highlight of the dining journey is Sora – translated as “sky” from Japanese – the highest bar in Phnom Penh, which is perched on a cantilevered terrace on level 37, offering visitors unobstructed views of the Cambodian capital.
Guests can maintain their healthy regime by taking advantage of the fitness center, which features an array of cardiovascular, strengthening and weight training equipment.
“With its rich history and dynamic future, ‘The Pearl of Asia’ is an ideal place to expand the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts brand and this debut represents an important milestone in our global growth,” says Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. “With the ever-increasing desire for authentic travel experiences amongst affluent explorers, Rosewood Phnom Penh satisfies this urge while also giving us the opportunity to raise our flag in one of Asia’s most fascinating cities.”