The Anantara Angkor Resort in Siem Reap has recreated an exhilarating sense of discovery in two brand-new presidential suites.
When French naturalist and explorer Henri Mouhot came upon the jungle-clad ruins of Angkor Wat in the mid-19th century, he excitedly wrote that it was “grander than anything left to us by Greece or Rome.” Fast-forward a century and a half, and the Anantara Angkor Resort in neighboring Siem Reap has recreated that exhilarating sense of discovery in two brand-new presidential suites.
Draped in Thai silk and fabrics, both accommodations have a lounge and bar area, a private spa room with a Jacuzzi bathtub, and a plunge pool in an enclosed garden. The two-bedroom Henri Mouhot suite features an Angkor-inspired sandstone relief, while the one-bedroom Anantara Explorer suite takes its design cues from Jim Thompson, the former architect and onetime spy who helped revive the Thai silk industry in the 1950s and ’60s.
This article originally appeared in the December 2017/January 2018 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Cambodia Calling”).