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Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, the long-lasting 90-year-old luxurious lodge on the doorstep of the traditional Khmer archeological websites of Angkor, has appointed Joseph Colina as its new General Manager.
The American nationwide brings practically 20 years of expertise with Accor to his new posting in Siem Reap. Colina most not too long ago served as General Manager of MGallery Sapa in northern Vietnam. He additionally beforehand labored as Hotel Manager for Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, after launching his profession within the U.S. with positions in Washington, D.C., Chicago and elsewhere.
“This is an exciting moment in Siem Reap not only as international travelers flock back to one of the world’s most extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage Sites but also as Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor writes the next chapter in its own legendary history, after celebrating its 90-year anniversary last year as a landmark heritage hotel in Southeast Asia,” Colina stated.
The lodge reopened its doorways in June 2022 following a significant restoration undertaking and pandemic-related closure that shut the lodge for practically three years. Under the steering of the Raffles Hotels group, Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor is as soon as once more on the forefront of journey to Southeast Asia. The lodge was acknowledged final 12 months by the U.S.-based publication Travel + Leisure as one of many world’s high 500 lodges.
Nearly all the lodge’s 119 visitor rooms and suites had been absolutely refurbished within the restoration, together with with all-new Italian tiling and fixtures within the bogs. One of the lodge’s most distinctive attributes—its basic steel and timber elevator within the foyer—stays, as does the classic atmosphere of The Elephant Bar.
Colina takes the reins amid different important adjustments at Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, together with the launch of the Khmer fine-dining restaurant 1932 and the addition of the Raffles Marquee, a chic occasions house overlooking a lush inexperienced garden.
Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor initially opened in 1932 and is a nationwide treasure whose storied historical past is a testomony to Cambodia’s colourful previous. The lodge was initially constructed as a relaxation cease for archeologists and adventurers searching for to discover the traditional kingdom of Angkor Wat.
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