Anantara Grows With New Cambodian, Thai Resorts

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has grown its portfolio with the addition of 2 properties in Southeast Asia. The core brand of Thai-based hospitality owner and operator Minor Hotel Group unveiled the Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa and the Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa this week.

 

Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa

Located minutes from the majestic ruins of the iconic Angkor Wat, the boutique Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa draws inspiration from the cultural treasures of the ancient Khmer Empire. Exquisite design showcase the country’s rich history through stone and wood carving ornaments, with the 39 guestrooms and suites offering rustic luxury and private space to relive the lifestyle of a traditional Khmer home.

 

Each of the accommodations is adorned in decorative rich textiles and luxury bedding adorn the King-sized or double beds, with a spa-inspired bathroom offering a free-standing bathtub and rainforest shower. Entertainment and connectivity is provided by a 37-inch LCD television, DVD player and wireless internet access, while the private balcony serves up views of the resort pool and the surroundings.

 

Elegant dining options at the Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa promotes Khmer cuisine, which is influenced by flavours across Indochina. Named for the paintings that adorn the dining room, The Gallery is a charming venue for breakfast and casual meals, while The Sothea welcomes guests with a sculpture of the legendary Lord Aso that makes dining there an engaging experience inspired by local myths and culinary heritage.

 

Not to be missed is the tranquil Anantara Spa, where guests can indulge in wellness treatments, rejuvenating scrubs and wraps amidst Khmer-inspired design. A series of local experiences, including traditional Khmer cooking classes, picnics at Angkor Thom, bicycle tours of Siem Reap and local market tours enrich each stay.

 

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa

Set in neighbouring Thailand, the Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa edges the meandering Mae Ping River minutes from the city’s famous Night Bazaar and within easy reach of the countless Buddhist temples, ruins, exotic animal sanctuaries and fascinating hill tribe villages.

 

Housed in a striking wood and glass modern building, the 84 guestrooms and suites each boast a river-facing balcony where guests can relax on their oversized daybed and watch traditional fishing boats drift by. Floor-to-ceiling windows let in warm tropical sunlight, illuminating the contemporary décor of stylish furnishings and neutral hues, accented by jewel toned Thai silks and distinctive local artifacts. Amenities include a sumptuous signature bed, a bathroom with both a deep terrazzo tub and rainforest shower, with the 32 Kasara Suites also featuring a large open plan bathroom, Bose entertainment system, an iPod dock, JURA Swiss brand coffee machine and a complimentary fully stocked mini bar, in addition to a host of highly exclusive club privileges.

 

4 food & beverage venues offer immaculate dining experiences, the centerpiece of which is The Colonial House. Once the British consulate, the restaurant exudes old world charm and presents exceptional Indian cuisine. With its riverside deck and inner courtyard, guests can enjoy a relaxing meal at The Restaurant and drinks at the open and airy Lobby Lounge or whiskeys at The Bar and Cigar Lounge.

 

Intimate meeting spaces allow guests to mix business with pleasure, with the latter provided by the Anantara Spa and a well-equipped fitness center, while a 34-meter swimming pool by the river is ideal for escaping the tropical heat.

 

For more information, visit www.anantara.com.

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