Anantara Angkor to open in Siem Reap

Minor Hotel Group (MHG) has added its first Cambodian property to its hotel portfolio. The Bangkok-based business has acquired majority ownership of the Sothea Boutique Resort in Siem Reap, which will be transformed into the Anantara Angkor Resort and Spa later this year.

Anantara Angkor Resort and Spa will be a 39-suite boutique resort in Siem Reap. The resort is ideally situated just 10 minutes from Siem Reap International Airport, close to Angkor Wat and Siem Reap’s central district. The resort is housed within an estate that exudes the elegance of a grand Khmer villa, with Cambodian heritage fusing seamlessly with the resort’s contemporary charm.

Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of MHG, says, “We are thrilled to add Cambodia to our ever-growing list of countries with this beautiful boutique resort in Siem Reap joining our portfolio. It’s exciting times for Anantara right now – this addition strengthens the brand’s position in Southeast Asia.”

The resort’s main restaurant offers a modern interpretation of classic native Khmer recipes, with alternative dining available on the alfresco terrace and in the frangipani tree lined courtyard. The spa, with its five spa and massage suites, offers a selection of organic treatments and daily yoga.

The impressive gold-flecked, terrazzo-tiled pool has built in seats on all sides, complete with Jacuzzi jets. Each guest room houses artwork designed by local artists and custom-made furniture can be found throughout the resort, along with elements of Angkor Wat-inspired design.

The luxurious new addition to Anantara’s portfolio will bring the brand’s experience and discovery-led hospitality to the Cambodian market for the first time and will become the seventh country for the fast expanding brand.