A new five star Le Méridien resort is set to open in Angkor, Cambodia on September 15, 2004. This adds impetus to the trend for new five star hotel openings in Cambodia, as the destination experiences a marked increase in demand from luxury travellers worldwide.Le Méridien Angkor is located one kilometre from the city centre of Angkor, six kilometres from the World Heritage site of the legendary temples of Angkor Wat and 14 kilometres from the international airport of Siem Reap. It is an ideal location for travellers seeking adventure and for those who prefer to relax after a full day’s exploration of the magnificent Angkor Wat.
The lobby is bright and airy with white pillars, teak plantation style chairs and palm trees, this theme of teak continues to the pool area where teak deck chairs are laid out around the Khmer swimming pool.
The hotel will comprise of 223 Asian style bedrooms, which will also have dark teak wood features, white walls and spiritual Buddha statues in each of the rooms. The Grand Suite is located on the third floor; it is 116 sq.metres, with a marble bathroom, internet access, satellite TV, with separate living and dining rooms.
Guests will be able to choose from six restaurants and bars offering a choice of cuisine including a blend of Northern Italian and Asian in the L’Angelo and al fresco dining on The Terrace where Asian and International dishes will be served. There’s also the Angkor Royale Café, the lobby lounge, the Naga Bar and a tranquil Pool Bar.
Other facilities include a fitness centre and pampering spa offering a range of relaxing treatments.
The hotel also has a “Foot Spa” which is unique to the resort and will provide a variety of individual revitalising treatments.
General manager, Yves Mudry, who was previously resident manager at the luxurious Le Royal Méridien Baan Taling Ngam resort in Koh Samui, Thailand, said: “Angkor Wat is one of the most beautiful historical sites in the world, and continues to increase in popularity among upmarket tourists.
“Le Méridien Angkor combines the intricate designs and magnificence of Khmer-themed architecture with the luxury and comfort of modern amenities in a resort atmosphere. It will truly provide the ultimate retreat after a full day of exploration of the ancient Khmer civilization of Angkor.”
A special opening rate from around £88 per superior king room per night including taxes will be available until November 3, 2004. For further information and reservations visit www.lemeridien.com or call 08000 282 840.