Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today 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, one of Cambodia’s top-rated hotels, the property is reopening under the Park Hyatt brand following a 14-month top-to-bottom renovation by award-winning interior designer Bill Bensley.
Park Hyatt Siem Reap, Guestroom (Photo: Business Wire)
Home to the renowned 12th century ruins of Angkor Wat, Siem Reap has quickly emerged as one of Asia’s top new destinations for culture and leisure. With its close proximity to the UNESCO world heritage site and the destination’s recent growth, Park Hyatt Siem Reap creates a new standard for luxury hotels, offering an enriching, sophisticated and authentic style of service for a growing number of international visitors to the area. “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.” Located in the heart of downtown Siem Reap, guests will find easy access to the town’s largest old market, several night markets, and the bustling and eclectic restaurant and shopping district. “We have been eagerly anticipating the opening of this stunning new property and we are excited to welcome both local and international guests to experience authentic Cambodian hospitality and culture,” said Sholto Smith, general manager, Park Hyatt Siem Reap. “We also hope to play a central role in the growth and economic development of this fantastic destination, especially through our recent collaboration with Life & Hope Association (LHA) where we will help provide sewing skills training to women and encourage them to start their own businesses. As Hyatt continues to place a strong emphasis on local communities, we are dedicated to the positive growth of Siem Reap and finding new and unique ways to help the local community here thrive.”