Sector: Hospitality & Entertainment
Chapter: Direct EuroCham
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Dara Hotels (dara: ផ្កាយ, “star” in Khmer) is the brand name for an initiative by Cambodian investors who, in the early 2000s, decided to join forces to develop a Cambodian hospitality group. Dara Hotels’ vision is to develop quality hotels in strategic locations across the country.
The first project was a vast renovation at the iconic Independence Hotel (formerly known as Hotel Pram Pi Chhonn in Khmer, The Seven-Storey Hotel). The “Grande Dame” of Sihanoukville, which younger generations see as the symbol of their country’s “Golden Age,” was completed in 1964, and was a personal project of late King Norodom Sihanouk. This historic landmark, known nowadays as Independence Hotel by Dara, is currently undergoing another phase of modernization.
Dara Hotels then turned its attention to another strategic area of Cambodia: the rapidly growing business and residential district of Toeuk Thla in the capital city. Conveniently situated at the Ratana Plaza Mall, and near Phnom Penh International Airport and the recently launched Special Economic Zone, the Dara Airport City Hotel & Spa has become a great hub for international business travelers and local entrepreneurs since 2012.
In 2019, Dara Hotels is opening the Olympia City Hotel by Dara in central Phnom Penh. This is a landmark building in Phnom Penh City and the downtown shopping district of 7 Makara.
An upcoming project, which will open at the end of 2019, is the Angsana in Siem Reap. This resort will feature158 rooms, suites and villas decorated with contemporary modern design, reflecting the location of Siem Reap, home of the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Bayon Temple.
Our Serviced Apartments
Again in Phnom Penh, remodeling and extension of a large administration building from the1960s is underway for Dara - The Sixties, distinct serviced apartments and penthouses are located only a few steps from Wat Phnom, landmark of Cambodia's capital city.
In 2019, The Élysée, 37 standing prestigious, serviced apartments, decorated in a luxurious French style and located on Diamond Island, will be ready for clients to experience.
Our Wellness and Leisure
Along with outstanding locations and quality service another of Dara Hotels’ distinctive traits are our wellness facilities. Jouvence Fitness & Spa, our signature wellness brand, is now expanding to several in-town locations.
Dara Hotels continue to develop along its fundamental lines – supporting local culture and arts, effectively contributing to the country’s economic growth, and encouraging employment and career opportunities for Cambodian nationals.
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