Like a lotus flower fully bloomed to its full potential, Anantara Angkor Resort makes its final transformation from a quaint boutique resort to a luxurious all-suite resort. Guests of the resort will be immersed in the local Khmer culture through build-your-own-adventure activities, a selection of all-inclusive packages, world-heralded Khmer cuisine and indigenous spa treatments, all the while given personal attention through the resort’s dedicated Experience Butlers. Nestled only 10 minutes away from the UNESCO World Heritage Area that includes the legendary Angkor Wat, no other five star resort in Siem Reap will offer such a comprehensive destination experience as well as the renowned expertise of the Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas brand.
The New Year roll-out includes soft refurbishments of the resort’s 34 rooms, main restaurant, entrance and lobby. Eight suite categories will unfold and the resort’s ground and first floor Deluxe and Premier Rooms will be converted into Premier and Terrace Suites, increasing overall square footage both inside and out. The new suites will take bookings in time for this year’s peak season. Aficionados of Southeast Asia and textiles will regale in the addition of a one and two bedroom Jim Thompson Explorer Suite, which will boast 178 and 235 square meters respectively and imported Thai silk that drapes the furniture in bold colours and lustrous appeal. The Explorer Suites will be available by January 2017. The Anantara and Sothea suites are not forgotten, and will also receive a fresh makeover.
Dining at Anantara Angkor is an elegant affair that allows guests to savour the distinctive flavours of the region amidst the legendary setting. The restaurant transforms into the fashionable “Chi Restaurant and Bar,” deriving its name from the Khmer word for “herb.” Khmer cuisine is known for its aromatic ingredients and vibrant colours, and the dishes offered here are no exception. A strong focus unfolds on seasonal and organic ingredients with a commitment to sustainability. Locavores in concept, reputable suppliers and the appointment of an experienced Executive Chef will ensure authenticity in flavours. “L Lounge” emerges as a comfortable alternative, serving afternoon high tea, signature cocktails, Asian tapas and bubbly while overlooking the resort’s green grove.
The 1,000+ temples of Angkor are considered a must-visit destination, and Anantara Angkor is a respected authority in Khmer culture. A melange of bucket list-type activities give way to an endless adventure. Dine by Design is like no other, as guests can choose their time of day, method of transportation, unparalleled location, and dining and drink enhancements from a list of over 100 possible combinations. Enjoy the sunset in a countryside rice paddy after being zoomed up by a quad bike to a pre-set barbecue with bubbles, or enjoy the quintessential sunrise at Angkor Wat before whisking off in a private car to a secret temple for a picnic breakfast. The resort’s Experience Butlers and dedicated destination experts offer visitors a one-stop opportunity to couple their imagination with the spectacular locations around Siem Reap.
Those seeking to maximize the never-ending offers from Anantara Angkor can choose from newly-added all-inclusive packages: Discovery Package; Wellness Package; Unlimited Add-ons. Each package includes round-trip airport transfers, arrival foot ritual, in-room amenities throughout the stay, private tuk tuk service, Experience Butler service, unlimited activities, unlimited daily spa treatments as well as all meals.
“The idea here is to offer discerning guests an all-around luxury experience among the beauty and legends of Siem Reap. We’re very excited about the next chapter for guests of Anantara Angkor,” says General Manager Anthony Borantin.
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About Minor Hotels:
Minor Hotels (MH) is a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 151 hotels in operation under the Anantara, AVANI, PER AQUUM, Oaks, Tivoli, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Radisson Blu and Minor International brands. Today MHG operates 19,000 rooms in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America. With ambitious plans to grow the hotel group to 197 properties by 2019, MHG continues to expand the home grown brands of Anantara and AVANI, plus continues to announce strategic acquisitions.