An ideal destination

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh gives us the opportunity to raise our flag in one of Asia’s most fascinating cities, says Herman Kemp, General Manager of the hotel.

Smita Kulshreshth

Hyatt will be debuting its first hotel, Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh, in the Cambodian capital in the first quarter of 2021. What does this mean for the brand?

With its rich history and dynamic future, the Kingdom of Cambodia is an ideal place to expand the Hyatt Regency brand and this debut represents an important milestone in our global growth. With the ever-increasing desire for authentic travel experiences, Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh satisfies this urge while also giving us the opportunity to raise our flag in one of Asia’s most fascinating cities.

Where is the property situated?

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh is located in the heart of Phnom Penh’s (Cambodia) cultural and business district of Doun Penh – a 30-minute drive from the airport and within a short walking distance to the Royal Palace, National Museum and the riverside.

What type of clientele are you looking at?

The hotel aims to attract both business travellers and leisure guests as well as local Cambodians who are looking to try new F&B experiences.

What amenities/services will be offered?

The hotel will feature an outdoor tropical pool and a 24-hour gym. At the Jivapita Spa, guests can book a range of relaxing post-flight recovery treatments.

What about dining/F&B options?

Guests will be able to choose between five dining options including Market Café Restaurant & Lounge, an all-day

dining concept serving breakfast, afternoon tea as well as à la carte options; Metropole Underground, an early 20th century metro-themed bar; and a speakeasy-style bar called The Attic. The highlight of the hotel though will be Five Five Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, where guests will be treated to locally-sourced meats, sustainable seafood and handcrafted cocktails in addition to unrivalled views of the Royal Palace and the city skyline.

What kind of M!CE facilities will Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh offer?

There will be nine multi-functional meeting suites, including the Regency Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 490 guests and is equipped with the only built-in full-colour LED screen in the city.

Anything else you would like to mention?

We delayed our opening due to the impact the pandemic has had on Cambodia, affecting international travel and severely limiting the number of business and leisure travellers to Phnom Penh. This delay has positively impacted us by allowing additional time to put in enhanced hygiene and guest safety measures from the start, ensuring guests feel safe when dining and sstaying with us.

“The hotel aims to attract business travellers & leisure guests as well as local Cambodians seeking new F&B experiences”