The resort of choice for famous guests including former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, the historic Independence Hotel in Sihanoukville is offering a range of attractive new deals
Independence Hotel in Sihanoukville has a range of special deals and events in place to entice vacationers as the Kingdom looks forward to a week-long public holiday in August.
A five-day national holiday from August 17-21 has been approved to make up for the Khmer New Year holiday in April that was postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
“Independence Hotel is pleased to welcome visitors for the replacement Khmer New Year holiday.
“We are looking forward to celebrating the holiday in grand style with our guests,” the hotel’s general manager Eap Boun Kean told The Post.
The iconic hotel, built in 1964 and known as the “Grand Dame” of the Kingdom’s hospitality sector during Cambodia’s “Golden Age” of the 1960s, has its sights firmly set on offering guests the highest levels of luxury as the sector regroups after the major disruption from the Covid-19 outbreak.
Considered the showpiece of Cambodia’s optimism following independence from France in 1953, King Father Norodom Sihanouk invited Jacqueline Kennedy to stay there, while the glamour continues with film stars and other celebrities as guests.
“Independence Hotel has a long and storied history. Rich in heritage, we are very proud of this iconic art deco hotel and its priceless peninsular location on the beautiful Cambodian coast.
“With great value rooms and an array of food choices, there is something for all holidaymakers and weekend vacationers,” said Boun Kean.
Set over 35ha of unspoiled natural beauty and boasting such features as a 45m ocean view infinity pool, the Jouvence Spa and Jacuzzis, Independence Hotel is the perfect place to relax and be pampered.
And with attractive staycation offers, it is the ideal time to do so. Guests can stay three nights while paying for only two, and those staying more than seven nights will receive a 30 to 50 per cent discount, with up to 50 per cent off meals.
Staycation deals are available over two periods – in midweek from Monday afternoon to Friday morning, and at weekends from Friday afternoon to Sunday evening or Monday morning. Prices are around 20 per cent lower on weekdays.
“Room rates start from $70 in the whole week at least until the end of July.
“In the higher category, we offer good value on minibar items – some with 75 per cent off – and 50 per cent off laundry,” Boun Kean said.
The hotel has also added the extra convenience of early check-in from 11am and late check-out until 4pm. The industry standard is 12pm and 2pm respectively.
Once the tallest building in Cambodia, affectionately known as prampi jawn – “seven storeys” – it remains a huge presence in the Cambodian hospitality sector with its high levels of luxury and attention to the market.
“Independence Hotel is running super deals on our Sea Pavilion and Pool Villa. Staying at our Pool Villa, with the sea as the backdrop, you will share unforgettable moments in this two-bedroom accommodation with its own private pool.
“The Sea Pavilion, a 12-unit building spread over two floors, offers a quiet location, and the whole of it can be booked out to enjoy extra seclusion,” Boun Kean said.
With guests able to hire the entire Sea Pavilion, he says enjoying the same levels of privacy as the hotel’s famous guests has never been more accessible.
“Independence Hotel has always been in fashion with high-profile celebrities. We are consistently a top destination for them because we provide
many of the qualities they seek in a resort, especially privacy and discretion.
“The lush green expanses of Independence Hotel provide the secluded tranquility and security they demand, and our exceptional staff are well trained to provide luxury service.
“As with First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and our other distinguished guests, we will be pleased to treat all our new guests to the very best in luxury and service,” he said.