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Good Time Relax Resort opens north of Kampot town

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Good Time Relax Resort was inaugurated on Friday just north of Kampot town. GOOD TIME RELAX RESORT

Good Time Relax Resort opens north of Kampot town

A new luxury hotel, Good Time Relax Resort, in Kampot province’s Teuk Chhou district was inaugurated on December 17, in a bid to meet the needs of national and international tourists next year and beyond, once Covid-19 tallies drop to negligible levels around the world.

Located on a 4.5ha plot in Kampong Kreng commune’s Kampong Krong village just north of the provincial capital and offering 51 rooms, the property is expected to contribute to tourism development in Kampot and enhance the allure of the province.

The inauguration ceremony was presided over by provincial deputy governor Seng Sereybot.

The hotel’s owner, Lee Hong Hour, told The Post on December 20 that Covid would keep the number of foreign guests below desired levels at least until next year.

He said the hotel could serve as a national meeting venue, claiming that Kampot did not have a suitable location yet.

“I chose Kampot to build this hotel at a cost of $3.5 million because the government is promoting the tourism sector, and has observed that tourists, especially Europeans, like to go down by the river, the sea or to forests.

“On the other hand, Kampot is a province with beaches, creeks and rivers, mountains and forests that are attractive for investment,” he said.

According to him, the hotel will promote new tourism products and set standards in terms of quality and luxury, in the hopes of reeling in more international tourists to the Kingdom.

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Kampot provincial Department of Tourism director Soy Sinol told The Post on December 20 that the hotel would provide a further boost to the quality of tourism products and services in the province, and reel in a good number of holidaymakers.

The development of tourism products and services in Kampot is booming despite Covid, especially in the provincial town where hotels, guesthouses and other venues that cater to a wide variety of tourism segments are rushing to build, he said.

“We’ve observed that both local and foreign investors, as well as those who have been in the tourism business in the area, see this as a positive because they invest to meet the growing needs of visitors, which are steadily increasing and could help the tourism sector recover,” Sinol said.

He contended that food and accommodation establishments in Kampot have significantly improved standards, emphasising how low they had been in previous years.

He also predicted a significant increase in travellers to the province, underlining that more holidaymakers are visiting the province on weekdays.


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