Le Méridien Angkor - 2010 World Travel Awards

Le Méridien Angkor Is Recognised By The World Travel Awards For The Fourth Consecutive Year And Continues To Introduce Travellers To Ancient And Contemporary Cambodia.

15th October 2010 - For the fourth year in a row, Le Méridien Angkor has been recognised at the 2010 World Travel Awards as Cambodia's Leading Hotel and Cambodia's Leading Spa. Known as the Oscar's of the Travel Industry, The World Travel Awards are held annually and represent the highest standard of excellence within the hospitality industry.

Siem Reap is currently enjoying a renaissance as the south Asian centre of creativity and culture, so it's no surprise that one of its top retreats is also piquing the interest of luxury enthusiasts and intrepid wanderers alike.

The journey begins with a high-concept approach to creating a tailored experience for guests. Rather than taking ‘the beaten path' upon arrival, guests are ushered on a uniquely scenic tour of Siem Reap past rice paddies (complete with grazing buffalo), local villages, and their first glimpse of the majestic Angkor Wat, all before check-in. When they arrive, guests are met in person by a member of management who asks, "what can we do for you to make your visit different, better and special? How can we bring you closer to Angkor and its current culture?" Le Meridien Angkor is the closest luxury hotel to the temples of Angkor Wat.

The tailored approach is working; guests from all over the world are continuously reaffirming Le Méridien Angkor's numerous industry accolades. The hotel has received the highest customer satisfaction rate in all of Asia from Japan's top luxury tour operator, Jalpak. Additionally, this Siem Reap hotel was recently awarded with the ASEAN Green Hotel Standard Award for its environmental stewardship.

But these carefully cultivated first impressions are only the gateway to a decidedly distinctive retreat. The confident edifice features 220 well-appointed guestrooms overlooking landscaped courtyards and Khmer inspired pools. For elegant and upscale cuisine, L'Angelo, is where Northern Italian cuisine gets a modern makeover. Also on offer are the Angkor Royal Café and The Terrace, where guests can enjoy a more casual atmosphere, al fresco.

General Manager, Mr. Gregory Anderson, offers a simple but intriguing tip to those who want to wander the artsy streets of Siem Reap at night, "let yourself get lost. Immerse yourself in a rhapsody of world music as it emanates from funky bistros, or peruse the shop-galleries that showcase the work of inspired artists from every corner of the globe. Every nook and cranny of Siem Reap promises to lead in a different gastronomic, stylistic, and cultural direction."

Gregory Anderson at the World Travel Awards

And at sunset be quietly reminded of ancient times. The hotel was constructed with the architectural integrity of Angkor Wat in mind, so the sun sets on the westward facing façade of both the open-concept foyer and the ancient monument. Le Meridien stylishly reminds us of the Angkorian Empire as soft chanting rhythms sing out and candles are lit as the day comes to a close at this Siem Reap hotel.

At night-time, guests can enjoy authentic Khmer dinners from the hotel's own Cambodian Culinary Calendar menus, which aim to expose travellers to the different authentic foods, regions, and traditions of Cambodia. Alternatively they may retreat to the Naga Bar, where free flow retro tracks, seem to make guests get comfortably ready for an easy few hours of simply being in this exotic place.

Finally, guests retreat to accommodations that are chicly punctuated with deep wood floors, high-thread count sheets, and separate showers and bathtubs for the ultimate in relaxation; a perfect and familiar end to a day of romping through ancient worlds.

To discover more please simply e-mail reservations.angkor@lemeridien.com call T: +855 63 963 900 or visit http://www.lemeridienagnkor.com

blog comments powered by Disqus