A milestone for the hotel, the international award underscores the hotel’s exceptional guest experience while raising awareness about Cambodia as a must-visit destination.

Soaring above Cambodia’s capital city, Rosewood Phnom Penh is thrilled to announce that it has been crowned the “Best City Hotel in Asia” by Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2023. In addition to recognizing the hotel’s ultra-luxurious atmosphere, unparalleled service and unwavering commitment to supporting Khmer arts, culture and communities, the award also spotlights Cambodia’s rising star as a destination.

“This award reflects the tireless work of our team, who have embraced our shared mission to transform the way travelers experience Cambodia today,” said Daniel Simon, Managing Director of Rosewood Phnom Penh. “We are also grateful for the support of our valued guests who made this honor possible, as well as our many distinguished partners, who continue to build the foundation for an incredibly bright future for Cambodia.”

With its refined aesthetic, stunning location atop the Vattanac Capital Tower and highly personalized service, Rosewood Phnom Penh has become one of the world’s most prestigious addresses since opening in 2018.

Beyond offering world-class accommodation, the property has also established itself as a key player in Cambodia’s cultural landscape. As part of the Rosewood brand’s A Sense of Place® philosophy, Rosewood Phnom Penh weaves Cambodian heritage into every stay with its art selections, decor, gastronomy, cocktails, experiences and more.

Initiatives such as the hotel’s acclaimed, featuring guest mixologists from internationally renowned bars, help share the vibrancy of Phnom Penh’s lifestyle scene with global audiences while establishing Sora Sky Bar, the hotel’s flagship bar, as a must-visit destination for handcrafted cocktails and gourmet bites.

Celebrating the country’s rich culinary heritage, Rosewood Phnom Penh has collaborated with the inspirational Cambodian celebrity chef Rotanak Ros, better known as, to share rare ancient Khmer dining recipes and flavors with guests at .

Through close partnerships with local organizations and events, the hotel proved itself an unwavering supporter of Cambodian creatives, entrepreneurs and change-makers over the years.

As the proud partner of Phnom Penh Designers Week, the and the Khmer Literature Festival, the hotel continually shines the spotlight on the country’s rapidly emerging talents.

The hotel further supports the Khmer arts by hosting captivating exhibitions at the Art Gallery on the 35th floor. A destination for exploration and expression, the gallery regularly showcases the work of emerging local talent to cultivate the country’s arts scene and help it flourish internationally.

Deeply committed to social responsibility, Rosewood Phnom Penh has supported Phare Ponleu Selpak, a non-profit organization empowering underprivileged Khmer youth through education and the arts, with charity events and art exhibitions. Moreover, the hotel introduced its Open-Door program in 2021, providing vocational training and employment opportunities to marginalized Cambodians.

Combined with its ultra-luxury hospitality experience and spectacular facilities, these initiatives have earned Rosewood Phnom Penh many accolades, including the “Best City Hotel in Cambodia” award by. Based on firsthand experiences by the publication’s discerning readers, the awards also ranked Sense A Rosewood Spa second in the Hotel Spas category. Meanwhile, the named Sense A Rosewood Spa “Cambodia’s Best Hotel Spa 2022”, and Cuts, the hotel’s sophisticated steak and seafood grill, was named “Best Restaurant in Cambodia” by Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia.

“We are honored to receive this great recognition, which further motivates us to continue supporting Cambodia’s arts, gastronomy and cultural tapestry,” said Simon. “We invite travelers from around the world to experience the country’s treasured arts, heritage and warm hospitality at Rosewood Phnom Penh.”