PHNOM PENH, Cambodia

Rosewood Phnom Penh opened in the iconic 39-story Vattanac Capital Tower prominently located in the central cultural and business district of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, along Preah Monivong Boulevard.

Atop the tallest building in the Cambodian capital, the hotel boasts breathtaking 360-degree views of the city.

“With its rich history and dynamic future, ‘The Pearl of Asia” is an ideal place to expand the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts brand and this debut represents an important milestone in our global growth,” said Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group.

Designed by Melbourne’s BAR Studio, with two restaurants created by Tokyo-based Bond Design Studio, the interior of the ultra-luxury hotel aims to capture the essence of the country with a blend of Khmer architectural aspects, the country’s French colonial heritage and Cambodian craft techniques.

The hotel’s residential-style guest rooms are among the largest in Phnom Penh, with a total of 175 rooms including 37 suites. Their design includes large, round, window-facing tables that double as dining or work spaces, inviting guests to soak in vistas of the city skyline and tranquil Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers.

The hotel features 9,500 square feet of indoor meeting space that can accommodate up to 300 guests. Spaces include an Event Studio, three salons and the Pavilion on the 39th floor with views of the city and Mekong River.

Dining options include fare spanning Asian, Japanese and European cuisines. Brasserie Louis situated on the 35th floor instantly presents a panoramic vista of the city skyline and Mekong River from floor-to-ceiling, wrap-around windows, and features French classic comfort foods and regional Cambodian favorites in a casual yet elegant environment. The Living Room is residential-like retreat and serves breakfast, snacks during the day or cocktails and appetizers as day turns to dusk and evening. The highlight of the dining journey is Sora – translated as “sky” from Japanese – the highest bar in Phnom Penh, a terrace on the 37th floor.