Occupying a luscious spot on the confluence of the Mekong, the Bassac and TonléSap, Phnom Penh is a city that has witnessed extreme ups and downs. Discover an enigmatic kingdom of fabled pagodas, thriving local markets, sweeping French boulevards and eclectic natural beauty with Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel & Residence, the newest addition to Worldhotels’ exclusive collection of 450 independent hotels worldwide.
Strategically located on Chroy Changvar peninsula opposite the Royal Palace and an estimated 13km from Phnom Penh International Airport, Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel & Residence is an antidote to the chaotic cacophony of the city. With a host of top-notch amenities and exemplary service standards that expand the frontier of luxury, the hotel represents a new standard for five-star hospitality in Cambodia’s capital city.
Doorway to a bygone era
Opportunities for cultural and historical discovery await travellers on Phnom Penh’s centuries-old attraction sites where strains of history combine in a vivid montage of French and Cambodian influences.
Nearby sites of interest include Wat Phnom, the main temple perched on a grassy hilltop that marks the legendary founding place of Phnom Penh, accessible via a six-minute drive from the hotel. A resplendent symbol of the Kingdom, Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace is a nine-minute drive away. Located just north of the Royal Palace is the National Museum which houses the world’s earliest and rarest archaeological, religious and artistic Khmer artefacts from the fourth to the 13th century.
From traditional souvenirs to fresh produces, shoppers can purchase a diverse range of merchandise at Phsar Thmey, or Central Market, a unique colonial-style building just a stone’s throw from the hotel. Guests may also embark on historical sunset cruises along the riverfront and contemplate the footprints of different generations that shaped Phnom Penh’s colonial era.
Commodious accommodations fit for royalty
Contemporary and bright; airy and inviting, guests will feel perfectly at ease in one of 523 tastefully appointed guest rooms and suites offered across eight categories, including the largest Deluxe room in Phnom Penh. The luxury of space extends to an expansive bathroom with freestanding bathtub and a separate walk-in rain shower.
Bedecked in a soothing palette of cream and warm tones, most guest rooms afford views of the spectacular Chaktomuk River, or verdant greens that invigorate the senses. Each of these spacious havens features hardwood floors and elegant period furnishings that evoke a timeless refinement, replete with contemporary conveniences including Wi-Fi access, Japanese high-tech washlet, and flat screen LCD TV with international satellite channels.
Top-class meeting venues and recreational amenities
An excellent venue for hosting a year-round calendar of conferences, meetings, private functions and dream weddings, Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel & Residence offers an extensive range of event spaces and meeting facilities including a 2,728 square-metre grand ballroom with a capacity of 3,100, arguably the kingdom’s largest ballroom.
Eight highly-versatile function rooms – a combination of close to 900 square metres – can accommodate up to a total of 1,050 attendees. Coupled with leading edge audiovisual and modern translation equipment as well as high-speed internet access, the hotel prides itself on putting together events that engage and inspire.
Sized at 1,650 square metres, the hotel also houses thelargest swimming pool in Phnom Penh that provides stunning views of the river. Among other offerings is a KTV Studio featuring 36 private karaoke rooms and an established night club on the 19th floor overlooking Tonlé Sap and Mekong River, perfect for a sundowner or after-dark entertainment.
Guests may pick from a complete range of therapies and treatments at Jasmine’s Spawith 17 private treatment rooms for hours of uninterrupted escapism.
Swimming Pool‘s Night View
An eclectic mix of international dining
Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel & Residence invites guests to embark on a diverse gastronomic journey.
Lotus is an all-day dining restaurant offering a selection of international buffet amidst scenic river views. The China House presents regional Chinese specialties from Guangdong, Sichuan, Hunan and Beijing; while The Bel Cibofeatures culinary presentations inspired by Tuscany and the northern regions in Italy. Also perched on the 19th floor is Takezono, the only “sky-high” Japanese restaurant in Phnom Penh that dishes up authentically prepared and immaculately presented signature Japanese favourites.
“We are truly honoured to be represented by yet another outstanding property in Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel & Residence. This affiliation will reaffirm the positioning of Worldhotels at the forefront of curating some of the world’s finest hotels and underscore the commitment to growing our portfolio in the Indochina market with surging international interest,” remarks Roland Jegge, Worldhotels Executive Vice President Asia Pacific.
“We look forward to harnessing our in-depth market knowledge and stellar reputation to win over more travellers with the quality accommodation and personalised service that our collection of hotels have become trusted to deliver – and Sokha Phnom Penh being the answer to the rising demand of today’s travellers’ desire for alluring luxury travel experience.”