Former Intercontinental Hotel Shuts Down for ‘Financial Problems’

Reports suggest that as many as 100 employees of the hotel are demanding outstanding salaries, creating discontent over payroll issues.

The Great Duke Phnom Penh, formerly the Intercontinental Hotel, announced on December 20 that it was shutting down for financial reasons, a year after a rebranding effort.

The hotel released a statement to its employees on December 20, accessed by VOA Khmer on Monday, that it was shutting down starting December 31, 2019, bringing to an end one of Phnom Penh’s oldest landmarks that opened more than two decades ago.

“Due to economic reasons, we regret to inform that the hotel will be closed with effective from 31 December 2019,” the statement reads.

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