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First ibis budget hotel scheduled for July

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First ibis budget hotel scheduled for July

Phnom Penh is set to welcome Cambodia’s first ibis budget hotel in July, developed by French multinational hospitality group Accor, the company said in a statement posted on travmedia.com on February 24.

The ibis budget Phnom Penh Riverside will be located in Chamkarmon district “a short walk away” from Koh Pich island, the Royal Palace and Independence monument, Accor said.

“The 322-key hotel will incorporate the signature ibis budget concept boasting contemporary design across its rooms and public areas,” it said.

Accor CEO for Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea, Garth Simmons, believes the development will become a favourite among travellers who are “seeking pragmatic accommodation that encourages them to remain energised”.

“We are extremely delighted to be expanding our network in Cambodia with the signing of our first ibis budget address in the country. ibis budget is one of Accor’s leading brands in the economy segment, with guests enjoying great value for essential comfort and modern, functional spaces.

“In developing the pipeline for this brand, we always seek out high-visibility locations with convenient accessibility,” he said.

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Cambodia chapter chairman Thourn Sinan told The Post on February 28 that the ibis budget hotel would not only serve local tourists who prefer to stay at global branded establishments, but also attract more foreign holidaymakers with its “famous name”.

“We welcome the entry of more global brands into our hospitality industry … [ibis budget] will be famous among Cambodians, as our people like global brands,” he said.

Accor bills itself as “one of the leading international operators in Cambodia with five hotels under the Raffles, Sofitel and ibis Styles brands in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, and a pipeline of four committed projects across the country”.

It said the “ibis budget Phnom Penh Riverside will join a collection of over 635 ibis budget addresses globally across 20 countries”.

As of end-2021, there were 49 hotels in the capital, comprising a total of 7,501 rooms – eight five-star (3,451 rooms), 10 four-star (1,717 rooms), 15 three-star (1,446 rooms), eight two-star (477 rooms) and eight one-star (410 rooms), according to data from the Ministry of Tourism.

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