Friday, 28 January 2011
Best Western International, on Friday 21 January 2011, signed on its first hotel in Cambodia – the all-suite Suites And Sweet Resort Angkor. The agreement heralds the arrival of the globally recognised Best Western name to Siem Reap – the location of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site of Angkor temple complexes, including the Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom.
Suites And Sweet Resort Angkor enjoys an ideal location, less than a 10-minute drive from both Siem Reap town and the main entrance to the famous Angkor Wat temple complex. The property offers 18 stylish suites housed in nine villas, each with their own private pool and terrace. Featuring an enchanting Khmer-style design and décor, they are nestled among tropical gardens around an ornamental lake in a picturesque setting similar to a typical Cambodian floating village.
“The addition of the fascinating country of Cambodia to Best Western’s choice of destinations is a proud moment for the chain. The worldwide tourist appeal that Siem Reap holds, together with Best Western’s global networking and extensive worldwide sales & marketing power, is an ideal combination for this well-appointed property in this exotic destination,” said Best Western International’s Vice President of International Operations for Asia and the Middle East, Glenn de Souza.
Tentatively set to complete its rebranding in Q1 of 2011, the resort offers a restaurant serving delicious Khmer and French cuisine, a bar perfect for meeting with friends and a traditional massage service.
Also a destination of colonial and Chinese architectural styles, craft shops, silk farms, fishing villages and Apsara dance performances, Siem Reap in northwest Cambodia is served by direct flights from regional points like Bangkok, Vientiane, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul and Taipei, as well as the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. Tourists can also reach Siem Reap overland from Phnom Penh and Thailand.