We keep hearing how Phnom Penh is on the up. What could be better proof of this than the arrival of the Rosewood Phnom Penh in 2018? Since then, this luxe property has become a symbol of the Cambodian capital’s ambition and its growing luxury market, and is the go-to choice for discerning business travellers and tourists alike.
The hotel occupies the top 14 floors of Vattanac Capital Tower, Phnom Penh’s tallest building, which has established itself as the heart of the city’s new business district. The city’s other commercial areas are all in close proximity, as are Central Market and the Tonle Sap river.
There’s a grandeur to this hotel, but with 175 rooms there’s also an intimacy that’s almost boutique-y. It’s contemporary and stylish, with small nods to Cambodian heritage, art and culture throughout. Rooms start at 538 square feet and have a sizeable sofa for relaxation and a desk station that easily transforms from work to leisure.
With many high-end hotels, the first go-to facility is the ballroom. But the Rosewood Phnom Penh features a range of event spaces instead, including The Pavilion on the 39th floor that can cater to more intimate celebrations, smaller business meetings and corporate dinners. There are five restaurants and bars for entertaining, as well as an art gallery that celebrates the work of Cambodian artists.