Phnom Penh's Mi Casa Hotel is changing its name to Himawari Hotel Apartments next
Himawari is a Japanese name meaning "Sunflower." Mi Casa is Spanish for
Ly Sakhoeun, the resident manager, said the new name was chosen by the hotel's Singaporean
owners as the result of a change from a Malaysian to a Singaporean operational franchise
effective from the end of this year,
Mi Casa opened on the riverfront in October 2000 and has 110 accommodation units,
of which about half are occupied by longer term residents.