Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh Opens in Cambodia
Offering 247 rooms, the opening marks the largest hotel by an international brand in the city and Hyatt’s debut in the Cambodian capital
January 07, 2021 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh, the first Hyatt hotel in the Cambodian capital and the second Hyatt hotel operating in Cambodia. The 247-room property is the largest hotel from a global brand in the city and is located in the heart of the cultural and business district of Doun Penh, which is a 30-minute drive from the airport and within walking distance to the Royal Palace, National Museum and the riverside.
“We are excited to open our doors and introduce the Hyatt Regency brand to Cambodia, supporting the country’s hospitality industry as well as reinforcing Hyatt’s steady and thoughtful growth in Southeast Asia,” said Herman Kemp, general manager, Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh. “We look forward to welcoming business and leisure guests to an energizing new space where they can recharge, discover locally inspired culinary experiences and stay connected during a stress-free travel experience, all delivered with the warm comfort of Cambodian hospitality.”
Design and Guestrooms
Conceived by award-winning Singapore-based SCDA Architects and leading Thailand-based PIA Interior, the hotel’s stylish interiors reflect Cambodia’s unique history, seamlessly blending Khmer architectural accents with French colonial influences alongside specially commissioned artworks by contemporary Cambodian artist, FONKi.
As guests pull into the hotel’s driveway, they are greeted with a welcoming centerpiece, a beautiful French heritage building flanked by frangipani trees. Originally built as a Colonial villa in the early 20th century, the carefully restored lemon-colored Colonial House with wooden shutters, arched doorways and terracotta-tiled roof now serves as the hotel’s entrance, providing guests with a nostalgic arrival experience.
Behind the Colonial House stands the newly-constructed, 14-story main building, featuring 247 guestrooms, including 43 residential-style suites, all with hardwood floors and marble bathrooms. Starting at 328 square feet (30.5 square meters), the guestrooms offer modern comforts, including complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, 65” TVs, a walk-in rain shower, Staycast systems, and Hyatt Mobile Entry technology for keyless entry. Distinct Khmer touches are found throughout the rooms, including an intricately carved headboard depicting Bayon Temple, one of the most celebrated temples at Angkor. The 1,087-square-foot (101-square-meter) Royal Suite features two ensuite bedrooms, a walk-in closet, separate living and dining areas and floor-to-ceiling views of the city.
Guests staying on the 10th floor can access the Regency Club Lounge where they can enjoy dedicated check-in and check-out services, daily breakfast, evening hors d’oeuvres, and complimentary drinks alongside panoramic city views with indoor or outdoor seating.
Drinking and Dining
Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh is home to four dining venues, including Market Café Restaurant & Lounge, an all-day dining venue inside a light-filled atrium serving breakfast, afternoon tea and à-la-carte options, Metropole Underground, an early 20th century metro-themed bar offering live music and local beers and an old-world speakeasy-style bar tucked away in the Colonial House called The Attic, which specializes in handcrafted cocktails and grand cru wines. Spanning the rooftop, FiveFive Rooftop Restaurant & Bar is set to become the city’s social hotspot where guests will be treated to locally sourced meats and sustainable seafood, an array of signature cocktails, energetic DJ performances. and an open-air dining setting whilst soaking up breathtaking views of the Royal Palace, the Mekong River and the city skyline.
Meetings and Events
Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh features 15,069 square feet (1,400 square meters) of meeting and event space to host conferences and social gatherings. Featuring the city’s only built-in full-color LED screen in a ballroom and floor-to-ceiling windows, the Regency Ballroom can accommodate up to 490 guests. Nine meeting suites provide flexible arrangements from a business boardroom meeting for 14 guests to a social gathering for 200 guests. Additionally, The Poolhouse, an outdoor gathering space, features an outdoor barbecue area and an open terrace, accommodating up to 70 guests. All venues offer natural sunlight, the latest audio-visual equipment such as smart LED televisions, high-definition video conferencing suites, wireless Internet, and the assurance of on-site expert planners who help anticipate every detail.
Wellbeing and Recreation
A wide range of recreational facilities are located on the third floor, including the 72-foot (22-meter) outdoor infinity pool surrounded by lush greenery, a poolside bar, a Himalayan salt room and a steam room. The 24-hour gym is equipped with a cardio zone, strength zone, and free weights. Personal trainers are on hand to offer one-on-one sessions for guests.
The hotel’s spa, Jivapita, which means ‘restored to life’ in Sanskrit, offers a range of body and facial treatments including a signature signature 60 or 90-minute ‘Khmer Indigenous Therapy’ massage where traditional Khmer massage techniques are used for restoration. For a pampering treatment, guests may opt for a 90-minute ‘Lumafirm® Lift & Glow’ facial by skincare brand Pevonia Botanica that uses the latest in freeze-dried technology.
The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and / or one or more of its affiliates.
SOURCE Hyatt Hotels Corporation
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