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In pictures: Rosewood Phnom Penh opens in the heart of the capital

Rosewood Phnom Penh room view

Rosewood Phnom Penh has officially opened, nestled in the iconic 39-story Vattanac Capital Tower prominently located in the central cultural and business district along Preah Monivong Boulevard. At 188 metres high, atop the tallest building in the Cambodian capital, the hotel boasts breathtaking 360 degree views of the city and offers leisure and business travellers to the city a stately vantage point to witness the revival of what is already considered one of the most charming capitals in Southeast Asia.

“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.”

“Phnom Penh fuses the majesty of the past with the pulse of the present and the promise of the future,” says hotel Managing Director Daniel Grau. “At Rosewood Phnom Penh, we blend traditional refinement with contemporary sophistication to express Rosewood’s A Sense of Place® philosophy.”

Designed by Melbourne’s BAR Studio, with two restaurants created by Tokyo-based Bond Design Studio, the interior of the ultra-luxury hotel aims 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.

Rosewood Phnom Penh

Rosewood Phnom Penh entrance

Rosewood Phnom Penh

For travellers experiencing the vibe of Phnom Penh, Rosewood Phnom Penh is the ideal base to become immersed into the vigour of the city. The landmarks of The Royal Palace, National Museum, Central Market, Wat Phnom, the art street, riverside and the central business district are all conveniently located nearby.

The hotel’s residential-style guestrooms are among the largest in Phnom Penh, with a total of 175 rooms, including 37 suites. Their design includes large, round, window-facing tables that double as dining or work spaces, inviting guests to soak in vistas of the city skyline and tranquil Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers. Guestrooms at Rosewood Phnom Penh start from a spacious 50-square-metre Executive Room to the signature Norodom House at 225 square metres.

Gastronomes will be spoilt for choice with four dining venues, with innovative and cutting- edge fare spanning Asian, Japanese and European cuisines. The warm Brasserie Louis situated on level 35 instantly presents a panoramic vista of the city skyline 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 residential-like retreat with a relaxed vibe and cosy corners – a refreshing spot for breakfast, snacks during the day or cocktails and appetisers as day turns to night. Iza is a Japanese izakaya-style restaurant that invites guests to linger, sample course after course, and socialise over a lively meal with robata-yaki and irori charcoal grill open kitchen with counter seating as the main feature. The highlight of the dining journey is Sora – translated as “sky” from Japanese – the highest bar in Phnom Penh, and perched on a cantilevered terrace on level 37 with unobstructed views of the Cambodian capital as its spectacle.

Guests can maintain their health regime by taking advantage of the fitness centre, which features multiple cardiovascular, strengthening and weight training equipment.

Introductory offers include:

A Taste of the Kingdom — This package includes “A Sense of Place” welcome amenities, breakfast for two at Brasserie Louis, 25% savings in any dining venue excluding alcohol, high-speed Internet, one-way airport transfer by Rosewood Phnom Penh limousine and complimentary 24-hour late checkout upon availability. A Taste of the Kingdom starts from US$260 per room per night excluding tax and service charge.
Mekong Indulgence — This package presents an urban getaway high above the bustle of the city, where a couple or friends can unwind in an elegant Rosewood Suite, with daily breakfast. During a stay of one or more consecutive nights, guests can indulge in a 90-minute massage treatment per person, enjoy a dinner in Brasserie Louis and receive a one-time replenishment of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages in the personal bar. Mekong Indulgence also includes high-speed Internet, personal butler service, round-trip airport transfer by Rosewood Phnom Penh limousine and complimentary 24-hour late checkout upon availability. The package starts from US$1200 per room per night excluding tax and service charge.

The introductory offers are valid until 31 July 2018.

Rosewood Phnom Penh restaurant

Rosewood Phnom Penh room

Rosewood Phnom Penh room

Rosewood Phnom Penh bathroom

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