Avani brings its footprint to Siem Reap

sleep March 05, 2019 12:00

By The Nation

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Avani Hotels & Resorts makes its way to Cambodia with the FCC Angkor managed by Avani, which is scheduled to open in the second quarter of this year.

The property has recently undergone a US$7 million (Bt222.6 million) facelift adding 60 new luxury rooms in the timeless French colonial architecture that is intrinsic to the historic and cultural fabric of Siem Reap.  

“Avani Hotels & Resorts’ first entry into Cambodia signals our ongoing commitment to offering an upscale experience to all intrepid travellers. We believe FCC Angkor will be home to the intrepid traveller seeking an authentic experience in the social hub of Siem Reap,” said Dillip Rajakarier, chief executive officer of Minor Hotels, the parent company of Avani Hotels & Resorts.

Located across from the Royal Independence Gardens and Royal Residence, it stands on the land that was once home to the elegant mansion of the French colonial governor, and the renowned Foreign Correspondents Club and a popular meeting place for local and international journalists, celebrities, and travellers from around the world. 

Surrounded by several day and night markets, eclectic restaurants, and the popular Pub Street in walking distance, the hotel also provides easy access to such historical sites as Angkor Wat and the Preah Ang Chek Prea Ang Chorm shrine. 

“We are excited to be working with Avani Hotels & Resorts as they are exceptional operators of lifestyle hotels, and well aligned to promote and position the FCC Angkor and FCC Collection brand. The new FCC will also be a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, joining us in the commitment to deliver extraordinary, engaging and unique experiences to our global guests,” said Susan Devine, owner’s representative, FCC Angkor – managed by Avani.

The enhancements have perfectly blended the colonial structures with contemporary designs inspired by Cambodia’s natural beauty and Khmer culture, which extend across the pedestrian bridge to the newly built extension. 

Throughout the property, the exotic environment of verdant gardens, Khmer contemporary art, and exclusive European design accents create a sophisticated, residential feel, a signature concept for the heritage property.

Along with the new and refurbished rooms and suites, FCC Angkor has updated and expanded its facilities. A brand-new bar called Scribe now complements the Mansion’s renovated restaurant, where guests can experience relaxed, personalised service whether sipping a refreshing signature cocktail or dining on authentic Cambodian cuisine featuring fresh, local ingredients. Other additions include a spa, pool, and lounge – spacious and breezy, surrounded by colourful, fragrant greenery, where guests can enjoy a drink, mingle, and chat.

Online booking can be made at www.AvaniHotels.com.