Cambodia – New property with modern yet relaxed spaces

Novotel Hotels, Suites & Resorts, one of the most well-known brands of leading hotel operator Accor, has made its debut in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, with the opening of Novotel Phnom Penh BKK 1.

Incorporating a modern, intuitive design, a relaxed social hub, and a range of dining and wellness options, this newly constructed hotel provides seamless experiences, enabling both business and leisure travelers to prioritize what matters most to them.

“The opening of Novotel Phnom Penh BKK 1 marks a remarkable milestone as we proudly introduce the Novotel brand in the vibrant heart of Phnom Penh. This reaffirms our commitment to contributing to the growth of the hospitality and tourism industries in the flourishing Asian region,” commented Garth Simmons, Chief Operating Officer of Accor’s Premium, Midscale and Economy Division in Asia. “Cambodia holds immense growth potential, and we take pride in being a significant part of the country’s economic development. As the ninth Accor hotel in Cambodia, Novotel Phnom Penh BKK  1 expresses our confidence in the market’s boundless opportunities.”

The hotel is strategically located in a prime location, just a few minutes walk to Bassac Lane and Langka Lane, two of the liveliest neighborhoods in Phnom Penh with contemporary restaurants and vibrant bars. It is a ten-minute walk from the Independence Monument and Wat Langka, one of the city’s oldest pagodas. Shopping malls, office buildings, and the riverside area are also within easy reach.

Novotel Phnom Penh BKK 1 boasts 254 modern guestrooms, ranging from Superior rooms to Executive Suites with either city or Mekong River views. The dynamic graffiti pop art walls, crafted by a local artist in each room, not only add a vibrant touch but also narrate the story of the neighborhood. Guests staying in Executive Rooms can enjoy access to the Executive Lounge on the 20th floor, offering private meeting spaces for both work and social interaction.

“We are thrilled to extend a warm welcome to our guests, introducing the Novotel experience to Phnom Penh for the first time. With signature offerings, travelers will have an opportunity to take time to connect with family, friends, colleagues, and themselves in modern yet relaxed spaces. Our excellent location caters to both business and leisure travelers seeking a place to unwind. One highlight of our hotel is a collaboration with the talented Cambodian/French-Canadian artist, FONKi, who has skilfully crafted a new and modern interpretation of Kbach Khmer graffiti design throughout the hotel. These artworks seamlessly blend the visual elements of Phnom Penh’s iconic landmarks, bridging the past and present,” said Julien A. Péchey, General Manager, Novotel Phnom Penh BKK 1.

Makila, an all-day dining restaurant, invites guests to embark on a captivating Basque culinary journey. The ambiance of the Basque region springs to life, adorned with unique Espelette chili decorations and captivating murals meticulously crafted by the talented Cambodian/French-Canadian artist, FONKi. Each dish served is a delightful exploration of the vibrant and distinct Basque flavors, harmoniously blended with a touch of French influence. The menu boasts signature dishes such as the indulgent snail crème brûlée, the chicken Basquaise, and gâteau Basque for dessert.

Kaixo, which translates to ‘hello’ in the Basque language, extends a warm welcome to guests on the ground floor, conveniently located adjacent to the lobby area. The bar offers a diverse selection of beverages, with a special Basque cocktails influence. For a leisurely afternoon, guests can indulge in a high tea experience complemented by pintxos for sharing, creating a harmonious blend of Basque and Khmer flavors in each delightful bite.

After a long day of sightseeing or meetings, a dip in the swimming pool, or an energized exercise at the well-equipped fitness center, In Balance by Novotel, will help to reenergize, while spa treatments at Bodia Spa will balance the body and mind. A breezy open-air Rosemary Pool Bar, located alongside the pool, serves thirst-quenching beverages and a healthy menu selection.