CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the official opening of Park Hyatt Siem Reap, the fourteenth Hyatt property in the Southeast Asia region and the first Hyatt hotel in Cambodia. Formerly known as Hotel De La Paix, the property is reopening under the Park Hyatt brand following a 14-month, top-to-bottom renovation by award-winning interior designer Bill Bensley.
“We are delighted to be opening the first Hyatt hotel in Cambodia and the first Park Hyatt in the Southeast Asia region, signifying our ongoing commitment to expansion in sought-after destinations where we know our guests are traveling,” said Larry Tchou, group president, Asia Pacific, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “We believe that Park Hyatt Siem Reap will pave the way for a new standard of luxury and brand loyalty in Southeast Asia, and we are excited to offer both leisure and business travelers rare and unique experiences during their stay with us.”
Park Hyatt Siem Reap was renovated and redesigned by Bangkok-based interior designer Bill Bensley. The hotel features 108 guestrooms, including 13 suites, four of which showcase private plunge pools. The white façade and dome-shaped ceiling have been designed to replicate the interior towers of Angkor Wat. Inspired by these ancient Angkorian ruins and Cambodia’s vibrant culture, Bensley designed the hotel with attention to detail and a focus on color and texture that reflects the environment. Khmer-inspired contemporary art, wood floors, and Italian marble are used for the interiors to offer a sophisticated, residential feel.
Dining at the hotel will include The Dining Room, serving Khmer and French provincial cuisine; the Living Room lounge, serving cocktails and high tea in the afternoon; and the Glasshouse Deli Patisserie, a retail bakery offering pizzas, pastries, homemade ice cream and on-the-go snacks.
The Spa at Park Hyatt Siem Reap covers 2,615 square feet and features a 24-hour fitness center, two swimming pools, and a multi-level treatment facility. The lap pool can be found on the ground floor and directly above on the first floor is the free-form swimming pool with an infinity edge. The spa has six treatment rooms, a steam room and a rooftop relaxation space for yoga or foot massages. The hotel’s fitness center is outfitted with the Technogym cardiovascular and strength machines, which connect to the Internet.