A milestone for Rosewood Phnom Penh, the international award underscores its exceptional guest experience while raising awareness about Cambodia as a must-visit destination.

Rosewood Phnom Penh has fought off fierce competition from heavy-weight contenders across the globe to be crowned ‘Best City Hotel in Asia’ and ninth in the world in Travel + Leisure’s World Best Awards.

In addition to recognising the hotel’s ultra-luxurious atmosphere, unparalleled service and unwavering commitment to supporting Khmer arts, culture and communities, the award also spotlights Cambodia’s rising star as a destination.

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Rosewood Phnom Penh

“This award reflects the tireless work of our team, who have embraced our shared mission to transform the way travellers experience Cambodia today,” said Daniel Simon, Managing Director of Rosewood Phnom Penh.

“We are also grateful for the support of our valued guests who made this honour possible, as well as our many distinguished partners, who continue to build the foundation for an incredibly bright future for Cambodia.”

About Rosewood Phnom Penh

Since opening its doors in 2018 on the top floors of Vattanac Capital Tower, Rosewood Phnom Penh has become one of the country’s most prestigious addresses.

Beyond offering world-class accommodation, the property has also established itself as a key player in Cambodia’s cultural landscape. As part of the Rosewood’s A Sense of Place’ philosophy, Rosewood Phnom Penh weaves Cambodian heritage with its art selections, decor, gastronomy, cocktails, experiences and more.

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Enjoy Japanese food at Iza

Initiatives such as the hotel’s acclaimed World’s 50 Best Bars series, featuring guest mixologists from internationally renowned bars, help elevate the vibrancy of Phnom Penh’s lifestyle scene while establishing Sora Sky Bar, the hotel’s flagship bar, as a must-visit destination for handcrafted cocktails and gourmet bites.

Celebrating the country’s rich culinary heritage, Rosewood Phnom Penh has also teamed up with Cambodian celebrity chef Rotanak Ros, better known as Chef Nak, to share rare ancient Khmer flavours with guests at Brasserie Louis.

Celebrating the Local Arts Scene

Through close partnerships with local organisations and events, the hotel proved itself an unwavering supporter of Cambodian creatives, entrepreneurs and change-makers over the years.

As the partner of Phnom Penh Designers Week, Cambodia International Film Festival and the Khmer Literature Festival, the hotel continually shines the spotlight on the country’s rapidly emerging talents. It further supports Khmer arts by hosting exhibitions at the 35th floor Art Gallery.

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Enjoy a relaxing evening in the Living Room

Rosewood Phnom Penh is also strongly committed to social responsibility and has supported Phare Ponleu Selpak, a non-profit organisation empowering underprivileged Khmer youth through education and the arts, with charity events and art exhibitions.

In 2011, it launched its Open Door programme, providing vocational training and employment opportunities to marginalised Cambodians.

“We are honoured to receive this great recognition, which further motivates us to continue supporting Cambodia’s arts, gastronomy and cultural tapestry,” said Simon. “We invite travellers from around the world to experience the country’s treasured arts, heritage and warm hospitality at Rosewood Phnom Penh.”