Get boutiquelicious this summer
Once you’ve filled your temple quota in Siem Reap, head south to discover the rich culinary and cultural paradise of Cambodia’s capital city, Phnom Penh. The newly opened
Sun & Moon Urban Hotel has it all for the young, hip backpacker: an artsy boutique vibe, an excellent central location and high-tech concierge services.
You’ll be greeted with a striking façade, encompassing a T-shaped brightly-lit central atrium. Art and design converge in the public spaces, brought to life by contemporary artworks and a vibrant color palette throughout the property. The hotel’s distinct retro design casts a fun throwback vibe, with psychedelic blue and orange colors pervading the rooftop pool, bedrooms and lobby.
You may not find the sprawling spaces of five-star chains, but expect more personalized services including flexible check-in, onsite currency exchange and more. A state-of-theart spa offers body scrubs, facials and massages. Sip on craft cocktails at poolside sky bar Cloud 9, or head downstairs to the multicultural Salt n’ Pepper Gastropub.
First time in Phnom Penh? Check in with the concierge for a tailor-made itinerary to explore the area, from the gold-plated Royal Palace to the National Museum housing a priceless selection of Buddhist and historical artifacts.
From $528 per night. No. 68, corner of 136 St. and 15 Phar Kandal 1, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, (+855) 23-961-888, sunandmoonhotel.com
Tired of staying at five-star hotel chains? Plan your next long weekend getaway at one of these brand-new boutique hotels that exude plenty of character and cool.