Friday August 2nd, 2013 - 11:11AM
CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corporation has opened Park Hyatt Siem Reap, the 14th Hyatt property in the Southeast Asia region and the first Hyatt hotel in Cambodia. Formerly known as Hotel De La Paix, the property is reopening under the Park Hyatt brand following a 14-month renovation by interior designer Bill Bensley.
Home to 12th century ruins of Angkor Wat, Siem Reap has quickly emerged as a top destination in Asia, according to Hyatt Hotels Corporation. The hotel is located in close proximity to the UNESCO world heritage site.
Park Hyatt Siem Reap features 108 guestrooms, including 13 suites, four of which have private plunge pools. The white facade and dome-shaped ceiling have been designed to replicate the interior towers of Angkor Wat. Inspired by these ancient Angkorian ruins, Bensley's design includes Khmer-inspired contemporary art, wood floors and Italian marble, used for the interiors to offer a residential feel.
The Spa at Park Hyatt Siem Reap covers 2,615 sq. ft. and features a 24-hour fitness center, two swimming pools and a multi-level treatment facility. The lap pool can be found on the ground floor surrounded by gardens, and directly above on the first floor is the free-form swimming pool with an infinity edge, giant trees and green tiles, which mimic a Southeast Asian lagoon.
The spa has six treatment rooms, a steam room and a rooftop relaxation space for yoga or foot massages. The hotel’s fitness center is outfitted with the latest Technogym cardiovascular and strength machines, which connect to the Internet.