Hyatt Breaks Ground on Future Hotel in Phnom Penh

Urban City Skyline (Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda) Phnom Penh, Cambodia.Gettys

End of March, Hyatt officially broke ground on its newest property in Southeast Asia, the future 250-room Hyatt Regency in Central Phnom Penh.

The launch of the construction, which will last until 2019 for an opening in 2020 was announced in September last year with a management agreement signed with Cambodia-based Chip Mong Group. The Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh will mark the first Hyatt Regency hotel in Cambodia, and will add to Hyatt’s growing footprint in Southeast Asia.

“We are delighted to bring the Hyatt Regency brand to Phnom Penh and Cambodia, and we are honored to begin our relationship with Chip Mong Group,” said last year David Udell, group president – Asia Pacific, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “As Phnom Penh continues to become known as a destination for art, culture, tourism and business, we are confident that the globally recognized Hyatt Regency brand will resonate with business and leisure travelers visiting the country. Furthermore, we believe the hotel will play a vital role in the city’s development and will become a landmark in the city and a dynamic member of the local community.”

The 250-room hotel will feature food and beverage offerings and will serve as the perfect venue for a variety of events such as weddings, social banquets, exhibitions, meetings, and conferences. Additionally, the hotel will offer a fitness center, spa and a rooftop swimming pool and bar, featuring views of the Royal Palace and the Mekong and Tonlé Sap Rivers.

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh will be located directly across from many of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, including the National Museum and the Royal Palace, as well as cafés, restaurants and art galleries in the area.

Marriott is also due to open soon its first Courtyard by Marriott with a total of 189 rooms, all-day dining, a dynamic lobby cafe, and a sky bar. It follows the recent opening of a Courtyard by Marriott in Siem Reap, which offers 233 rooms. A third Courtyard is now planned in Sihanoukville with the ground breaking ceremony to be launched by this coming September.