NEWS
Avani Hotels to open revamped resort near the ruins of Angkor Wat
POSTED 27 Feb 2019 . BY Andrew Manns
The Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC) Angkor – once the official residence of the French governor of the Cambodian protectorate, and a pied-à-terre for journalists and émigrés – is set to reopen its doors this spring, following a US$60m (€52.7m, £45m) renovation.

Designed to evoke the "tropical modernism" of present-day Siem Reap, the mansion-like hotel will be managed by international hospitality group Avani Hotels and Resorts and feature 60 new rooms plus expanded facilities, including a bar, restaurant, spa, pool, and lounge.

The property – Avani's first holding in the Cambodian hospitality market – is situated opposite the royal palace of the King of Cambodia, several minutes away from the UNESCO-designated Angkor Wat temple complex.

Plans to refurbish the resort, which has been a considered a local landmark since the 1960s, were first announced in 2015.

Speaking on the project, Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotels, the parent company of Avani Hotels and Resorts, said: "We believe FCC Angkor will be home to the intrepid traveller seeking an authentic experience in the social hub of Siem Reap."

Susan Devine, a representative for the owner of FCC Angkor, commented: "We are excited to be working with Avani Hotels and Resorts as they are exceptional operators of lifestyle hotels, and well-aligned to promote and position the FCC Angkor and FCC Collection brand."

She added: "The new FCC will also be a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts, joining us in the commitment to deliver extraordinary, engaging, and unique experiences to our global guests."

The FCC Angkor will be located a stone's throw from the picturesque and jungle-covered Angkor Wat temple complex. Credit: Photo via Wikimedia Commons
The resort will feature 60 new rooms. Credit: Courtesy of Avani Hotels & Resorts
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Spa Opportunities: - Avani Hotels to open revamped resort near the ruins of Angkor Wat...
Sign up for FREE ezine
Spa Jobs spa Industry News spa training spa oppportunities magazine spa opportunities blog spa-kit.net spa industry products Submit your news Advertise on Spa Opportunities Contact us at Leisure Media Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook

Jobs Search






diarydates

  Powered by leisurediary.com
30 Mar - 01 Apr 2019
International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference Chicago
McCormick Place, Chicago, United States
07-08 Apr 2019
Natural Beauty & Spa Show
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom

spa-kit
suppliers news


Helping your business prosper in 2019

The Natural Beauty & Spa Show returns to Excel London on 7 & 8 April.

beauty-kit


Style and innovation feature in Nizels health club upgrade
Crown Sports Lockers has combined innovative design with changing room provision and project delivery excellence for a refurbishment at Nizels Golf & Country Club in Kent.


 
latest spa jobs
1 to 0 of 0 Jobs
International Educator - Beauty
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits – Relocation package available
Job location: Parma, Italy More>>
 


Spa Sales and Reservationist
The Bulgari Hotel London
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Job location: London, UK More>>
 


Therapist
Strip Wax Bar & Boutique
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Job location: London, UK More>>
 



Spa Attendant
The Bulgari Hotel London
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Job location: London, UK More>>
 


Senior Beauty Therapist
Center Parcs
Salary: £21,200 plus commission and amazing benefits
Job location: Wiltshire, UK More>>
 


Hair Specialist
Urban Retreat
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Knightsbridge, London, UK More>>
 


Jobs page:


 
latest spa news

27 Feb 2019

Avani Hotels to open revamped resort near the ruins of Angkor Wat

BY Andrew Manns

The FCC Angkor – the former residence of Cambodia's colonial governor – has been a local landmark since the 1960s.
photo: Courtesy of Avani Hotels & Resorts

The Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC) Angkor – once the official residence of the French governor of the Cambodian protectorate, and a pied-à-terre for journalists and émigrés – is set to reopen its doors this spring, following a US$60m (€52.7m, £45m) renovation.


Designed to evoke the "tropical modernism" of present-day Siem Reap, the mansion-like hotel will be managed by international hospitality group Avani Hotels and Resorts and feature 60 new rooms plus expanded facilities, including a bar, restaurant, spa, pool, and lounge.

The property – Avani's first holding in the Cambodian hospitality market – is situated opposite the royal palace of the King of Cambodia, several minutes away from the UNESCO-designated Angkor Wat temple complex.

Plans to refurbish the resort, which has been a considered a local landmark since the 1960s, were first announced in 2015.

Speaking on the project, Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotels, the parent company of Avani Hotels and Resorts, said: "We believe FCC Angkor will be home to the intrepid traveller seeking an authentic experience in the social hub of Siem Reap."

Susan Devine, a representative for the owner of FCC Angkor, commented: "We are excited to be working with Avani Hotels and Resorts as they are exceptional operators of lifestyle hotels, and well-aligned to promote and position the FCC Angkor and FCC Collection brand."

She added: "The new FCC will also be a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts, joining us in the commitment to deliver extraordinary, engaging, and unique experiences to our global guests."




Connect with
Spa Opportunities
Magazine:
View latest issue
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

Planning permission granted for vast £200m adventure resort in South Wales
Stephan Wagner named director of spa & wellbeing at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz
Anna Pierzak named spa director at Royal Champagne Hotel
Jumeirah resort opens holistic spa with Bodyism Centre
Irene Forte joins GWS advisory board
Banyan Tree to open first European hotel in Corfu
 
Catalogue gallery



Featured supplier




Invest in your employees – and your company – with FH Joanneum’s MBA in spa management

The FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences offers a unique MBA programme in International Hospitality and Spa Management, and for the first time, is offering substantial financial grants for students who begin the course this year.


Company profile



Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer courses. Flexible learning with full and part time courses available at venues across the UK.
View full profile>>

spa directory

Skincare

Spa equipment and treatment products

Skincare

Saunas, steamrooms and spas

Skincare

Linen

Brand consulting

Pedi/manicure

Skincare



Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd