Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Hotel Be Angkor (The One Hotel collection)- Must Visit Boutique Hotel o4

Hotel Be AngkorAfter The One Hotel Angkor, i have to write about Hotel Be Angkor, which is located on The Passage in the vibrant Old Market Area of Siem Reap, adjacent to The One Hotel Angkor and just across Linga Bar. The most up and coming corner of Siem Reap, The Passage maintains a serene and intimate vibe – an artsy lane where you can relax with a glass of wine, imbibe an evening cocktail, browse a gallery or relax in the privacy of Angkor’s most unique accommodation.
Above, the facade of the 3-storey height Hotel Be (pronounce like a 'P'), meaning 2 or for the owner it's his, Martin Dishman second hotel after ONE. Once u arrived, u will be greeted by a welcoming reception area.

BE became the perfect solution to the limitations of One.It gave us the opportunity to accommodate families, three adults in one room, two or three couples traveling together etc. And, with a different price structure, it enabled us to appeal to more customers. -Martin Dishman. With no room numbers the hotel gets personal with just three beautifully created design experiences, Saffron, Bamboo & Sephia Rooms.
The Lounge 1The Lounge 2The Lounge with modern designer sofas where u can refresh with a chilled drink or browse the shelves of contemporary Cambodian art and chic gifts.

AHA Restaurant 1AHA Restaurant 2Wine barOn the ground floor, AHA (pronounced “ah-hah”) restaurant and wine bar, a dining concept by Hotel de la Paix. Created by a Khmer-French design team Asma, AHA is a free-flowing space with a 30-metre wooden wave wall, ‘floating’ show kitchen and designer wine display.
Executive Chef Cassandra Zukauskas has shaped an array of ‘small plates’ – many essentially Khmer in inspiration, but also moving further afield. The adventurous will likely desire to try some of the exotic fare, such as Green Mango and Dried Snake Salad, while more restrained gourmands will take pleasure in the Grilled Prawn and Radicchio with Duck Confit. For dessert, highlights include Honeycomb Icecream, Jasmine Rice with Coconut Sorbet, and Sambucca Jelly. The wine selection is similarly exceptional, and guests of Hotel Be Angkor are also welcome to enjoy room service throughout their stay.

Saffron Room 1Saffron Room 2Saffron Room 3The Saffron Room, with natural woods and steel and glass fittings.
Entrance via a steel bridge that spans the second floor of a three-story light filled atrium. Against the backdrop of the sleek modern interiors are the vibrant artwork of Siem Reap-based Filipino artist Loven Ramos with rich and golden saffron hues, from the human mandala in the bedroom to whimsical canvasses scattered throughout the walls of the sitting area. On your balcony overlook the charming walking street of “The Passage”.

Bamboo Room 1Bamboo Room 2Bamboo Room 3The Bamboo Room with natural fibers and materials integrate beautifully with the bold art of Cambodian artist Sopheap Pich, his famed sculptures coax rattan and bamboo into exotic forms that have earned him acclaim as a national art treasure.
Framed drawings of the artist work grace the walls, along with woven textured features throughout the bedroom. A specially designed partition of a 2-dimensional lattice work from swirling tree branches separates the bedroom from sitting area.Cantilevered, the first level of the Bamboo Room (located on BE's third floor) offers a Catalan patio style sitting room and bedroom looking out onto the garden atrium. Above, u have your own private roof terrace with a daybed + beautiful views over town, including the Old Market, trees along the riverbank and stunning sunrises.

Sephia Room 1Sephia Room 2Sephia Room 3The roof terraceThe Sephia Room fill with photographs of Angkorian monuments.
U can enjoy images by John McDermott, hailed as the Ansel Adams of Angkor by the New York Times, in the two-story atrium living area and the intimate bedroom. Stairs lead to your private roof terrace with daybed and sunset views.


Anonymous said...

That picture is wonderful! Thanks for sharing. :)

L said...

U are welcome.')