Avani opens first Cambodian hotel

Following a $7-million renovation that included adding 60 rooms, the hotel is set to reopen its doors in Q2. Photo credit: Avani Hotels & Resorts

Avani Hotels & Resorts has made its Cambodian debut with the launch of the newly renamed FCC Angkor-Managed by Avani. 

Following a $7-million renovation that included adding 60 rooms, the hotel is set to reopen its doors in Q2.

The FCC Angkor is one of Cambodia’s best-known hotels and is located  across from the Royal Independence Gardens and Royal Residence, and centers around the former mansion of the French colonial governor, which became the Foreign Correspondents Club.

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The hotel is within walking distance of local markets, restaurants and Pub St. The historic Angkor Wat UNESCO World Heritage Site is a 10-minute drive from the hotel. 

Along with the new and refurbished rooms and suites, FCC Angkor has updated and expanded its facilities. A new bar called Scribe now complements the Mansion’s renovated restaurant. Other additions include a spa, pool and lounge.

“Avani Hotels & Resorts’ first entry into Cambodia signals our ongoing commitment to offering an upscale experience to all intrepid travelers,” said Dillip Rajakarier, CEO/Minor Hotels, the parent company of Avani Hotels & Resorts. “We believe FCC Angkor will be home to the traveler seeking an authentic experience in the social hub of Siem Reap.”

“We are excited to be working with Avani Hotels & Resorts as they are exceptional operators of lifestyle hotels, and well aligned to promote and position the FCC Angkor and FCC Collection brand. The new FCC will also be a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, joining us in the commitment to deliver extraordinary, engaging and unique experiences to our global guests,” said Susan Devine, owner’s Representative, FCC Angkor-Managed by Avani.