Hot on the heels of Rosewood Phuket‘s opening late last year, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has debuted its first urban hotel in Southeast Asia: Rosewood Phnom Penh, which officially opens today. Occupying the top 14 floors of the iconic, 39-storey Vattanac Capital Tower in the city’s central business district, this new opening is just the latest sign of a burgeoning hospitality industry in a destination that’s increasingly gaining popularity with travellers. Given its perch atop the Cambodian capital’s tallest building, Rosewood Phnom Penh boast breathtaking 360-degree views of the city and the Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers, making it an ideal vantage point from which to admire what’s widely considered to be one of Southeast Asia’s most charming capitals.

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Rosewood Phnom Penh is perched high above the Cambodian capital.

Ranging from 50–225 square metres, the new property’s residential-style guest rooms (175 in total, including 37 suites) are amongst the biggest in the city. Designed by Melbourne’s BAR Studio, the interiors of the ultra-luxury hotel aim to reflect Cambodia’s unique history and heritage with a blend of Khmer architectural accents, French colonial influences and Cambodian crafts — all combining to create a classic yet contemporary look.

Guests will have their choice of four dining venues, including Brasserie Louis, serving classic French comfort food and regional Cambodian favourites; The Living Room, a residential-feeling spot for breakfast and light bites throughout the day; and an izakaya–style restaurant called Iza, where lively meals will be centred on robatayaki and open charcoal grills. The literal highlight of the hotel is Sora, occupying a cantilevered terrace on level 37, making it the highest bar in the capital. From here, guests will soak up unbelievable, unobstructed views in all directions.

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Rosewood Phnom Penh’s room and suites are amongst the largest in the city.

Given its central location, the property is ideally located for exploring Phnom Penh’s major points of interest. Iconic landmarks such as the Royal Palace, National Museum, Central Market and Wat Phnom are all conveniently located nearby.

Keen to visit? If so, it’s worth checking out the hotel’s two introductory offers, which are available through 31 July. “A Taste of the Kingdom” includes breakfast for two at Brasserie Louis, 25 percent savings in any dining venue excluding alcohol, one-way airport transfer by Rosewood Phnom Penh limousine and complimentary 24-hour late checkout upon availability (from USD 260 per room per night excluding tax and service charge). “Mekong Indulgence” includes a stay in an elegant Rosewood Suite, daily breakfast, 90-minute massage treatments for each guest, dinner in Brasserie Louis, personal butler service, round-trip airport transfer by Rosewood Phnom Penh limousine and complimentary 24-hour late checkout upon availability (from USD 1,200 per room per night excluding tax and service charge).

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Sora is the hotel’s outdoor bar, perched on the 37th floor.

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