Hot hotel openings: A guest list that runs from Charlie Chaplin to Jackie Kennedy


Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, a heritage property in Southeast Asia, reopened its doors to guests on 1 October after a six-month closure for renovations and refurbishments.

One hundred and twelve of the landmark property’s 119 rooms and suites have been fully refurbished, buttressing the intrinsic appeal of a property renowned for its classic facade, its expansive pool, a celebrated metal and timber elevator, and a guest list that runs from Charlie Chaplin to Jackie Kennedy.

“In the Grand Hotel, we’re custodians of an incredible historical asset,” said Raffles Cambodia Cluster General Manager Oliver Dudler. “The careful restoration and refurbishments will enhance guest comfort by offering new modern amenities while staying true to our longstanding heritage and classically elegant ambience.”

The main difference that returning guests will notice upon arrival is that the façade and the entire exterior of the hotel are now painted alabaster white, rather than its former cream-beige hue which is the colour of Royal Khmer architecture across the country.

Contractors David Grace Designs have brightened up the Café d’Angkor while refurbishing the interior design in the conservatory, famed for its afternoon teas and baby grand piano. Meanwhile, a new signature restaurant, named “1932,” stands poised and polished, ready for its official launch next month.

Author: Christian Tolentino

Source: Travel Daily Media

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