Stayed: Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Penh
The Cambodian capital exudes a unique charm – where old meets new and the traditional is juxtaposed with the modern – making for a thriving hospitality industry.
The most recent elegant feature added to Phnom Penh’s list of choice accommodations is the Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Penh. Managed by the acclaimed hospitality chain Marriott, the Courtyard blends cosmopolitan sophistication and luxurious comfort with a sleek business styling.
From the moment of arrival, the 186-room property pulls the traveller in with its casual allure. The guest rooms and suites, all offering an unobstructed view of the mystical city and its hypnotizing Mekong River, are designed for both families and business travellers.
Plus, the hotel’s strategic location in the heart of the city gives guests the pleasure of a leisurely stroll to sights such as the exquisite Royal Palace, the historic Wat Phnom temple and the city’s famous bookstore, Monument Books, at 111 Norodom Boulevard. For those with adventurous palates seeking authentic dishes, food stalls and eateries can be found round the corner. And if you’re willing to move out of your comfort zone, the staff and super-fast wi-fi at the hotel will help you get started on your very own treasure hunt.
Those in the mood for work can hang out at The Lounge and the adjacent Terrace, which offers chilled-out surroudings to tap at a keyboard, hold business meetings, dine of just put your feet up as you tuck into some of the many delicious beverages and snacks on offer.
The hotel is also well suited to events and meetings, which can be designed according to what you want and how you want it. After immersing yourself in work or business talk, you could perhaps make time for yourself and unwind in the 24-hour fitness centre or whizz up to the 20th floor and treat yourself to a drink by the rooftop pool as you soak in the magnificent views of the city.
If pools are not your thing, then maybe you can head to The Deck, the hotel’s rooftop bar, where you’ll find sumptuous nibbles and a wide choice of creative concoctions, like the irresistible Smokey Boulevardier.
Any trip, be it for pleasure or for work, can never be complete without experiencing the city’s culinary sensations. The Courtyard Marriott Phnom Penh caters to that very wish by keeping The Mekong open 24 hours, with chefs whipping up traditional and international delicacies round the clock. Its latest “Come 3, Pay 2” promotion promises an unlimited salad buffet, side dishes, desserts and one main course from the chef’s selection of the day. Prices start at US$15++ per person.
However, if you have time to spare and want to soak in a leisurely Sunday vibe a day in advance, then you could join the “Why Wait for Sunday Brunch if You Can Do it on a Saturday!” brunch for US$39++. Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Penh is also offering an Early Bird deal, in which you get to save up to 25% if you book 14 days in advance.
No 115 Street 214 Corner Street 63, Sangkat Boeing Raing, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh +855 23 238 888 courtyardphnompenh.com