Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa Mixes Modern Luxury With Ancient Khmer Traditions

Published on : Tuesday, November 5, 2013

anantaraIn what has been described as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’, the spectacular Angkor Wat and its surrounding breathtaking ruins have made the small sleepy Cambodian town of Siem Reap become one of the hottest tourist destinations in the world. Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa now offers travellers a new boutique retreat and a luxurious base from which to explore the heart of the ancient Khmer Empire.

 

 

Anantara Angkor is a sanctuary for the senses and the resort pays tribute to Khmer tradition and culture throughout every touch point. A bird’s eye view reveals that the resort is shaped to resemble Angkor Wat and at ground level it is reminiscent of a grand Khmer villa with a courtyard pool inspired by an ancient royal bathing pool. Each stone pillar at the resort has meticulously carved fans which represent a royal welcome and the Khmer wooden carvings throughout the resort showcase the country’s rich history.

 

 

On a more personal touch the resort has been built to celebrate Cambodian mothers and women. Water in Cambodian folklore represents a woman and gently flowing water features throughout the resort, a large sandstone sculpture of a woman and child oversees the main swimming pool and other feminine reflections offer a warm welcome.  Guestroom bathtubs are shaped to resemble the basins used to bathe babies, feminine art and silk work are found in the rooms and lotuses and roses in the gardens provide sweet scents.

 

 

The collection of 39 exquisite guest rooms and suites of between 48 and 140 square metres are designed in contemporary Cambodian style, with handcrafted teak wood furniture, rich textiles and a unique local artwork. All include a private balcony overlooking the central courtyard pool, as well as a lounge space and a luxury bathroom with a separate bathtub and rain shower.

 

 

Royal Deluxe Rooms invite guests to relive the lifestyle of a traditional Khmer home with an outdoor shower and traditional bathing jar.  Prestigious Sothea Suites on the ground floor feature a private garden and those on the second level a large balcony, and all of these suites offer a private library which can convert into a lounge, dining room or meeting space, as well as a bathroom area with his and hers closets, twin vanity units, a rain shower and water closet, and also an en-suite spa room with two treatment beds and a whirlpool Jacuzzi bath.

 

 

In between cultural exploration, quiet time can be spent relaxing on loungers or swimming in the regally inspired salt water pool.  Extending the feeling of royal treatment, Anantara Spa offers indulgent pampering in a tranquil sanctuary that features three spa suites with an outdoor Jacuzzi and rain shower, two Khmer massage rooms and a foot massage room for four people.  Signature rituals include traditional Khmer massage performed by expert therapists, accompanied by an extensive treatment menu of rejuvenating scrubs and wraps, personally prescribed facials and healing massages, as well as carefully crafted packages and yoga in a rooftop garden.In what has been described as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’, the spectacular Angkor Wat and its surrounding breathtaking ruins have made the small sleepy Cambodian town of Siem Reap become one of the hottest tourist destinations in the world. Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa now offers travellers a new boutique retreat and a luxurious base from which to explore the heart of the ancient Khmer Empire.

 

 

Anantara Angkor is a sanctuary for the senses and the resort pays tribute to Khmer tradition and culture throughout every touch point. A bird’s eye view reveals that the resort is shaped to resemble Angkor Wat and at ground level it is reminiscent of a grand Khmer villa with a courtyard pool inspired by an ancient royal bathing pool. Each stone pillar at the resort has meticulously carved fans which represent a royal welcome and the Khmer wooden carvings throughout the resort showcase the country’s rich history.

 

Source:-Anantara

 

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