Fresh from an extensive renovation that saw it become a 39-key all-suite resort, Anantara Angkor Resort has now opened its two refreshed presidential suites, inspired by both traditional Khmer summer homes and explorers Henri Mouhot and Jim Thompson.
The smaller of the two, named the Anantara Explorer Suite, covers 178 sqm and offers a single bedroom with overall capacity for up to three guests. Inspired by the founder of Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company, the suite features numerous touches reminiscent of the man and his home. Silks and pieces from the company’s Leo De Janeiro collection adorn the room, while wall panelling bearing a motif similar to that found in the Jim Thompson House in Bangkok divides the bedroom and lounge.
The two-bedroom, 235 sqm Henri Mouhot Suite, meanwhile, features a sandstone relief reminiscent of the nearby Unesco-listed Angkor ruins. Mouhot, a French naturalist and explorer, first brought the site to the attention of the West in 1860.
A number of features and facilities are available in both suites, however, notably both indoor and outdoor spaces, a lounge and bar area with a wine humidor, dining areas, marble bathrooms with double vanities, bathtubs, rain showers, and a private spa room with a Jacuzzi, massage area, and a plunge pool within a private garden.
Meanwhile all guests at the resort are offered complimentary round-trip chauffeured airport transfers, a foot ritual upon arrival, an “Experience Butler” service, and unlimited private tuk tuk van transfers between the resort and city centre.