Local hotel and hospitality management group, Asia Initiative Corporation (AIC) has celebrated its second birthday with the signing of a nine-year lease on the 12-room luxury The Sanctuary Villa Battambang.
The hotel features intimate modern andtraditional décor in a relaxed tropical setting with an outdoor/indoor restaurant beside its saltwater pool and massage booth. It is strategically located in Cambodia’s second largest city, founded in the 11th century, which has been earmarked for tourism development based on stunning French colonial architecture, heritage and attractions including the Bamboo Train Station, ancient temples and khmer heritage houses.
According to AIC co-founder and VP of marketing & business development, Mr Kelly Chan Dara, signing a long term on the hotel enables AIC to commit significant resources and staff to realise its potential in a key market for Cambodia tourism, growing at 18% annually.
“Adding The Sanctuary Villa Battambang to our eight property portfolio provides an important edge to our development strategy, which now covers the tourism cornerstones of Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Battambang.
“Located 292 km from Phnom Penh, three hours drive from Siem Reap and close to the Thai border, Battambang is a critical location for tourists before heading to other Cambodia cities or leaving for Thailand.”
Featuring highly experienced Cambodian hotel management capabilities, AIC offers professional management, training and strategic planning as well as opinions on the sale, purchase, renovation and the setting up and operation of new properties. Each group provides events management services and ongoing consultancy.
Based in Siem reap head office, the company is working with hotel proprietors to expand operations in Cambodia supported by a 250-member workforce.
To celebrate the signing of the nine-year lease, a 15% discount on existing internet room rates offered by recognised online hotel booking agencies is available for
15 to 30 November, 2015 with bookings made from now until 28 November, 2015 but only through direct bookings [email protected] | +855 77 332 168. The discount package includes complimentary pickup and transfer within town, and a one-hour massage in room per guest per room.
“AIC has cemented a reputation for adding value to hotels and resorts under its management. Its development and curatorship for the hotel, resort, restaurants, hospitality and tourism industries in Cambodia is growing and we are now looking for acquisitions,” said Mr Kelly Chan Dara.