Park Hyatt Siem Reap - YSR005

A fabulously designed luxurious hotel located in the heart Siem Reap - although large in size, the Park Hyatt has all the finishing touches of the very best of boutique hotels.

108 Bedrooms, Sleeps 216

Two swimming pools
24 hour gym

Oozing style and luxury, the Park Hyatt is a stunning fusion of ancient Khmer design with a hint of art deco, promising luxury and style. This historic hotel was given a facelift by world famous architect Bill Bensley and rebranded under the Hyatt label in 2013.

The finishing touches - from the incredible, richly decorated elephant themed bar to the unique library alcoves on each floor of the hotel and Parisain style cafe that pulls in the local expats - will impress even the biggest sceptic of hotel chains.

No corners have been cut here and we adore the attention to detail like the soft mood lighting in the bedrooms, which gives a wonderful ambience in the evening and has been designed by a specialist lighting technician.

Its location is another huge draw - the hotel is smack bang in the middle of Siem Reap, a mere stone throw from the main streets of restaurants and bars.

There are five different choices of room categories; all elegantly designed with the latest mod cons including air conditioning, wi-fi, a bedside control panel for the lighting and curtains and stylish en-suites.

The Park Rooms have large king-sized or twin beds with a comfortable sofa and table and spacious en-suites, while the Park View Rooms look out onto the swimming pool or courtyard. The Deluxe Rooms boast bathrooms as big as the bedroom with a beautiful crocodile-skin dresser, while the Deluxe View rooms are more like junior suites with a living area separated by a TV that can be turned 180 degrees to face the sofa or the bed.

The Park Suites are incredibly spacious and have a separate living room to the bedroom. And the latest edition to the hotel are the private villas, which opened at the end of 2013.

The hotel has two pools - a fabulous free-form pool in the inner courtyard as well as a new lap pool. The gym is open 24 hours and the spa is the perfect place to unwind after a long day of sightseeing.

When it comes to eating and drinking you are spoilt for choice at the Park Hyatt. The Dining Room, with its elegant black and white marble walls and floors, offers provincial French and traditional Cambodian cuisine, while the (elephant themed) Living Room bar has a retro-chic ambience, divided into cosy, private nooks which are perfect for intimate conversation. We can highly recommend the sparkling wine cocktails here (known locally as 'bubble therapy') after sunset when the candles are lit. Meanwhile, the Glasshouse Deli is the place to head for sunny homemade ice creams and delicious pastries and fresh pizzas.