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Cambodia, luxury holiday destination.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:38 pm

A travel article from the Independent on new luxury accommodation in preparation in Phnom Penh's Vattanac Tower, as well as two resorts due to open off the coast on Koh Russey and Krabey Island in 2017. Siem Reap also gets a mention for the recently opened Phum Baitang.

Cambodia's most luxurious hotels: Private islands, posh stilt houses, and a bed in a 616ft-high building
A number of new extravagant openings look set to turn gritty Cambodia into an exclusive retreat for the travel elite.
http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/hot ... 30841.html

The article is not particularly exciting, but it does indicate that Cambodia is breaking into a small but lucrative luxury holiday destination market. Perhaps with increasing international flights into Sihanoukville airport, the private island resorts will become popular holiday destinations for the rich and restless.
The problem with deluxe resorts is that the money tends to be shared between the resort and tour operators with very little trickle-down effect for the local population. Still, international notoriety as a luxury destination will hopefully give Sihanoukville's reputation a boost with international middle-class tourists. On the whole then, this is good news.
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:23 pm

Another exclusive resort is planned, this time in the heart of Kirirom National Park, where a Japanese firm plan to construct a membership resort on the top of Kirirom mountain, for people with money looking for peace and quiet away from the hoi-polloi.


Japanese developers plan Kirirom membership resort
Thu, 10 November 2016
Siv Meng

Japanese development firm A2A Town Cambodia will invest about $2 million into a membership resort, located on top of Kirirom mountain.

Takeshi Izuka, president of the development firm, said the resort requires customers to register in order to buy the resort units at an upfront price of $20,000 for a membership status of 45 years. On top of this, a $400 per annum maintenance fee is required, amounting to a grand maintenance sum of $18,000 over the 45-year period...

Sales and purchasing of memberships for the project will begin at the end of this year, with construction tipped to start in early 2017.

The first phase will include 18 rooms, with each building being three storeys high...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-prope ... hip-resort
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Post by taabarang » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:50 pm

".....secretary-general of the Cambodian National Tourism Alliance, said this is a new service where members can stay at the place at a special price."

The fire sale on souls goes on, but the Hersey bar prices of UNTAC have inflated considerably.
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Post by Bertros » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:17 am

“I see some well-off Cambodians who don’t want to live in a crowded place or a place that combines the upper-class and the lower-class together in the same compound,” Izuka said.


I don't know, sounds ok to me.... :stir:

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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:17 pm

Cambodia’s Koh Rong islands: Secret’s out on ‘the Thailand of 20 years ago’
2 Feb 2017

MOVE over Thailand. A new set of South-East Asian islands is hitting the limelight among travellers.

A host of luxury hotels about to open in Cambodia are making the once war-torn nation one of the “it destinations” of 2017.

And the country’s southern islands — until recently a relatively well-kept secret among backpackers and budget travellers — are the stars of the show...
http://www.news.com.au/travel/world-tra ... 405435bb1a
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Post by Username Taken » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:57 pm

The 'it' destinations? I thought it was called "the 'in' destinations".
I guess 'in' is out, and 'it' is in. :facepalm:
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:33 am

New luxury resorts mix with ancient sites

There's a great deal to see all over Cambodia , and now there is a great new range of luxury accommodation to see it from, too. The headline-grabber is the luxury tented camp from hotel guru Bill Bensley, Shinta Mani Wild, which opened late last year along a wildlife corridor between the Bokor and the Kirirom national parks in the south. Fifteen large tents are positioned above rivers and waterfalls, with guests able to participate in conservation programs.

Another new resort is luxury ecological escape the Alila Villas, with 50 rooms on the island of Koh Russey off the south coast, which opened in November. Opposite them, the Six Senses Krabey Island, with 40 pool villas also on a private tropical island, the beauty of which moved restaurant manager Phearoth Rin to tears, is due to launch on March 1.

Further south, on another island, the $US40 million five-star Royal Sands Koh Rong opened its doors in April last year with 67 pool villas and a total of 148 rooms.

Meanwhile, back on the mainland, 2018 also saw the opening of the magnificent new Rosewood Phnom Penh, set on the top 14 floors of the 39-storey Vattanac Capital Tower One in the centre of the city, with panoramic views and a classic-meets-contemporary vibe. At the same time, in the west of the country, the new ecolodge, the Cardamom Tented Camp with its nine luxury glamping tents in the mountains is one of the finalists in the World Travel and Tourism Council's Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2019.

In addition, the country's two heritage Raffles hotels, the Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor at Siem Reap and Phnom Penh's Raffles Hotel Le Royal – think guests such as Charlie Chaplin and Somerset Maugham – are about to undergo massive renovations starting in April.

It's now little wonder that last year Cambodia experienced the third largest increase in the number of international tourists in the Asean region, behind only Vietnam and Indonesia, of 11 per cent, according to the country's Ministry of Tourism. And that was in an election year, too, when the world's longest-serving prime minister, the widely detested Samdech HE, cemented his grip on power.

By 2020, with rave reviews from recent visitors, the naming of the country by National Geographic Traveller as No. 5 on the "Cool List 2019" and so much new infrastructure, the number of foreign tourists is expected to top 7 million.

"We are looking forward to them coming," says tour guide Sarun Peng. "We always give a very friendly welcome."
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:47 am

Trendy Cambodia.
Where the world's billionaires will be holidaying in 2019
From Iceland to Cambodia via Israel, wealthy wanderers will be venturing off the beaten track this year
By Luciana Bellini
18 Jan 2019

Mykonos beach clubs and superyachts in St Tropez are so 2018 – this year, you can expect to see private jets touching down in some lesser-known destinations. According to Jaclyn Sienna India, the founder of luxury travel firm Sienna Charles, ultra-high-net-worth individuals are looking for something a little different this year, prioritising adventure and culture over pampering. A super traveller herself, Jaclyn spends more than 200 days a year on the road and has visited over 80 countries, all in the name of vetting the hottest new destinations for her clients (she once flew to a destination just to check out a particular masseuse). Her clients routinely spend £400,000 on a single trip and she has organised holidays for numerous celebrities, top business tycoons and VIPs, including pulling together a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Ethiopia for George W Bush and his family. Here’s the lowdown on where billionaires are booking this year.

1. Cambodia
Cambodia is having something of a moment, with a spate of new luxury hotel openings, so it’s no wonder the country has become a firm favourite with celebrities including Beyoncé, David Beckham and Angelina Jolie. ‘This is our favourite place for 2019,’ says Jaclyn. ‘The food, people, culture and hotels are second to none.’ Her top pick for this year is the newly opened, hyper-exclusive Shinta Mani Wild, Bill Bensley’s ultra-luxurious remote tented camp in South Cardamom National Park. For those who fancy extending their trip, Jaclyn says the best way to arrive in Cambodia is via one of Aqua Expeditions’ elegant boats, which starts off in Vietnam and winds down the Mekong River to Siem Reap.
https://www.tatler.com/article/where-th ... Pfa_2V7TNA
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