The Kingdom of Cambodia has two iconic Raffles properties: Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor in Siem Reap, the city of the 12th-century Angkor Wat temples, and Raffles Le Royal in the capital Phnom Penh.
Most visitors come to Cambodia for Siem Reap, known as Temple Town and home to the world’s largest religious monument, the glorious Angkor Wat. Yes, this UNESCO wonder is every bit as mind-blowing as it looks in photos. And yes, it does take time to get around, as the entire archaeological area covers 154 square miles (Manhattan is just 23 square miles).
Siem Reap’s other glory is Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor. In the old French quarter and just 15 minutes from the airport and Angkor Wat, this is the glamorous grand hotel we all dream about and, having just undergone an extensive six-month renovation, positively dazzles inside and out.