Get bou­tique­li­cious this sum­mer

HK Magazine - - PAGE 3 - Com­piled by Les­lie Yeh

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.

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