Issue IV
2018 is just in front of us with many new features and exciting projects that inspire us a wonderful year ahead. Talking about new implementations, Siem Reap city is of course full of surprises, however Phnom Penh is also showing an incredible growth of new sparkling and inspired ideas and developments. 
Coastline, Battambang and Cardamomes are also in the race with fun news... 
Cambodia has never offered such quality and international standards as per now.
Arkoun chraen ~ Thank you ~ Merci
Claire Massart - Founder & General Manager

A new international airport to replace the existing Phnom Penh International Airport will be constructed on partially reclaimed land adjacent to Boueng Cheung Loung, a large lake in Kandal province about 30 kilometers south of Phnom Penh, for the $1.5 billion project. (Source Phnom Penh Post)

About Siem Reap International Airport, the new airport will be built over 700 hectares of land in Sotr Nikom district, about 50km outside Siem Reap city. Construction of the new airport will start in early 2018, according to Sin Chansereyvutha, a spokesman for Cambodia’s State Secretariat for Civil Aviation. (Source Khmer Times).

These 2 new airports will allow big aircraft to land directly from worldwide in the Kingdom of Wonders.

Sihanoukville International Airport also will be upgraded to receive more passengers.

In Siem Reap/Angkor, The Beige, newly established, from a Japanese investor, this camp designed as a hotel 5***** is welcoming you on the outskirts of Siem Reap town. It offers you either 1 or 2 bedroom villas. A real “Out of “Cambodia”, a new dimension for a stay in Angkor. 

Courtyard Marriott has opened on the 11th January 2018. This hotel located south of the city is a perfect place to start your daily sightseeing at Angkor temples.

Dara Angkor, located on road number 6 near the airport of Siem Reap, this hotel offers … rooms and is the new 5***** hotel in Siem Reap with international standards.

Rosewood, Soaring 188 meters above the heart of Phnom Penh’s business district, Rosewood Phnom Penh will occupy the top 14 floors of Vattanac Capital Tower, the city’s most iconic modern structure. The hotel will present an ultra-luxury hospitality experience in the capital, including the presentation of Sora - a sky bar sought out by the city’s sophisticates, perched on a dramatic cantilevered terrace.

Marriott, Marriott International announced the signing of Fairfield by Marriott Phnom Penh. Scheduled to open in 2021, Fairfield by Marriott will be situated on a prime section of Russian Boulevard within the administrative center of the city, with seamless access to corporate, diplomatic and tourist destinations in the capital.

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh, will deliver on the modern expectations of today’s travelers and meeting planners. The 250-room hotel will feature authentic food and beverage offerings and will serve as the perfect venue for a variety of events such as weddings, social banquets, exhibitions, meetings, and conferences. Additionally, the hotel will offer a fitness center, spa and a rooftop swimming pool and bar, featuring views of the Royal Palace and the Mekong and Tonlé Sap Rivers.
There are 2 new hotels that must not be missed. Besides of the famous now Song Saa Island Hotel, there is the Royal Sands Koh Rong. Located on Koh Rong Island, on Long Beach Island, this luxury hotel wants to be the new star of the Cambodian coastline.

On top of that, on the marvelous 24ha island of Koh Russei, be prepared to the new Alila Concept villas and hotels with its 63 pavilions and villas. The pavilions and villas, each with a pool, offer an unparalleled location for an exclusive lifestyle experience.

Shinta Mani Wild is a radical new concept for a luxury camp experience in Cambodia, Set along 1.5  kilometers of river and waterfalls. Sixteen 100sqm, custom designed tents are perched over the swift moving waters and waterfalls, providing a view and experience unlike any other resort in Asia. The hotel is planned to be opened mid 2018. 

Samanea (Rain Tree) Beach Resort is a little paradise in the middle of 2 HA Botanical Park along the seashore of Kep, the favorite destination Cambodia’s during the 50’s and the 60’s, and next to our protected mangrove forest. Enjoy the infinity pool of 300m2 with integrated Jacuzzi jets or the private white sand beach.

In Siem Reap, Pou Restaurant main topic is Countryside food re-imagined as "haute cuisine" in Siem Reap. What he means is that the recipes aren’t created purely from his imagination but are rooted in countryside cooking. 
Anantara Angkor dinning experience by the Chief Kean is something to not miss if you are staying in Angkor City a friday.

For Phnom Penh, there is Khéma La Poste which just opened a few months ago. It belongs to Thalias Group (Malis & Topaze restaurants) and is already one of our favorite tables in Phnom Penh in terms of French cuisine. 

Siem Reap has not only new hotels to feature, there is also a new amazing performance to assist called Angkor Dynasty… Sarah Liang, director of sales at the Angkor Dynasty project said: “There development will hold theatre shows, a water park, commercial areas, restaurants and Cambodian folk culture on 1.5 hectares of land.” (From The Phnom Penh Post)
As well, The Heritage Walk is a unique entertainment complex designed by Five Arc Architect using the Khmer cultural concepts, which consists of modern coffee shops, cinemas, restaurants, and souvenir shops. It is estimated to be finished by 2018. It will be the biggest mall located in the heart of Siem Reap City.

In Phnom Penh, a new cabaret was just lanched. Truly exceptional and beyond sensational, the Sabay Sabay (means “Happy Happy” in Khmer) Cabaret Show is a highly-entertaining spectacle that is sure to leave its audience breathless and genuinely captivated. Held every night at the very luxurious Valentino’s Night Club & Bistro, the Sabay Sabay Cabaret Show combines music, song, dance, recitation, drama and other forms of art and entertainment that makes it a truly unforgettable event to witness and experience.

For provinces, the Plantation at Kep/Kampot area is also a must to do and visit ! This 20ha pepper plantation is really refreshing. It supports as well a social mission by managing and financing a primary school next to the property.

A new railway is going to bloom in the Kingdom of Wonders. From Phnom Penh to Poi Pet through Battamabang city, you will be able to discover a new transportation, another dimension to visit Cambodia. 

There are many ways to come to Cambodia from Europe and other countries far abroad. However, most people are still coming from Bangkok or Singapore hubs to land into Cambodia. Why do not combine your next trip to Cambodia by coming from Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific and Dragon Air? Another great city to combine with Angkor City. Your guests will sure appreciate the paradox between these 2 destinations. 

As in Cambodia, JC Airlines, at the end of this month, is extending its network to Singapore, with Phnom Penh – Singapore nonstop flight. First flight is scheduled on 25JAN18, on board Airbus A320 aircraft on daily basis, except selected dates. The airline currently operates following routes:
4 weekly Phnom Penh – Siem Reap 
1 daily Phnom Penh – Siem Reap – Sihanoukville 
4 weekly Siem Reap – Macau
As you must have already understood, Cambodia is now developing at a very fast pace which will permit more MICE events/groups in the former Khmer Empire capital. More foreign investors are coming and are confident in the growth of this little but so amazing country.
The last news but not the least: We are happy to announce that we have finally translated our website into Spanish as we have as a Spanish speaking sales who has joined the team, Mr Pisedh Yoeun.
We do hope we give you the inspiration and confidence in giving us your valuable guests, in order to give them, the best travel experience so far! 
Contact us for further information and see you next month for another great discoveries!!!
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