Something of a colonial masterpiece, you’ll be in good company at this luxury hotel which has been an iconic resting place for the well-travelled since its opening in 1929. Graced by a bevy of celebrities, entrepreneurs, writers and journalists as well as royalty, the hotel is located in the centre of vibrant Phnom Penh and is a striking blend of Art Deco, French colonial and Khmer architecture. Awash with old-world charm, the immaculate rooms and suites are tastefully appointed, decorated in traditional Cambodian and Art Deco themes and peppered with traditional artefacts. The sophisticated colonial-style State Rooms have French doors opening onto a private, furnished balcony while the luxury Landmark Suites are named in honour of Cambodia’s ancient history and have sleigh beds, a spacious living room, and a marble bathroom with original claw-footed bathtub. Handmade silk bathrobes and Raffles signature bathroom amenities add an extra touch of luxury, while the Raffles Butler Service allows for a seamless experience. Fine Cambodian and French cuisine can be savoured at the Restaurant Le Royal, Phnom Penh’s most elegant dining room, and your stay would not be completed without a visit to the Elephant Bar, a local institution where the famous Raffles Afternoon Tea is served by day, and by night relish signature cocktails under the stars. The excellent Raffles Spa and pool is a revitalising oasis in the city.