Hyatt debuts in Phnom Penh with stylish 247-room hotel
Designed by SCDA Architects and PIA Interior, Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh is the largest hotel by an international brand in Cambodia’s capital to date.
“We are excited to open our doors and introduce the Hyatt Regency brand to Cambodia, supporting the country’s hospitality industry as well as reinforcing Hyatt’s steady and thoughtful growth in South-East Asia,” said Herman Kemp, general manager, Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh. “We look forward to welcoming business and leisure guests to an energising new space where they can recharge, discover locally-inspired culinary experiences and stay connected during a stress-free travel experience, all delivered with the warm comfort of Cambodian hospitality.”
A flawless location in the heart of Doun Penh
The second Hyatt property operating in Cambodia – and the largest by an international brand in Phnom Penh – the 247-room hotel is located in the heart of Doun Penh, the capital’s cultural and business district. Just half an hour from the airport and a short stride from landmarks like the Royal Palace and the National Museum, the hotel’s standout feature is its entrance, which is housed in a carefully restored French heritage building, originally built as a colonial villa in the early 20th century.
Behind that is a 14-story newbuild housing the hotel’s facilities, rooms and suites, including the sprawling 1,087 sq ft Royal Suite, which comes complete with two ensuite bedrooms, a walk-in closet, separate living and dining areas, and floor-to-ceiling views of the city.
A design with all the bells and whistles
Designed by Singapore-based SCDA Architects and Thailand-based PIA Interior, the hotel takes its cues from the country’s rich history, blending Khmer architectural accents with French colonial influences, revealed through hardwood floors, marble bathrooms, carved headboards – depicting the Bayon Temple, one of the most celebrated temples at Angkor – and specially commissioned pieces by local artist FONKi. This is all rounded off with modern comforts like complimentary high-speed wifi, 65-inch TVs, walk-in rain showers, Staycast systems and Hyatt Mobile Entry technology for keyless access.
Adding to the city’s entertainment offerings are four dining spots, including the all-day Market Café Restaurant & Lounge; Metropole Underground, an early 20th-century metro-themed bar offering live music; and The Attic, tucked away in the Colonial House, where guests can sip on handcrafted cocktails and grand cru wines. Meanwhile, FiveFive Rooftop Restaurant & Bar is a place to see and be seen, where locally sourced meats, sustainable seafood and signature cocktails are served against a DJ soundtrack and views of the Royal Palace, the Mekong River and the city skyline.
Elsewhere, the 15,069 sq ft of event space includes the 490-guest Regency Ballroom, featuring the city’s only built-in full-colour LED screen in a ballroom. There are also nine flexible meeting rooms and The Poolhouse, which offers outdoor gathering space with a barbecue area and an open terrace for up to 70 guests.
A retreat from the hustle of Cambodia’s capital city, tenth-floor guests have access to the Regency Club Lounge. Meanwhile, Jivapita, the hotel’s indulgent spa, offers a range of treatments alongside facilities including a 72-foot outdoor i infinity pool, a Himalayan salt room, a steam room and a 24-hour gym with personal trainers on hand for one-to-one sessions.