Avani Hotels & Resorts has announced its entry into the Cambodian market with the launch of FCC Angkor – Managed by Avani.

Following an extensive US$7 million renovation, which included the addition of 60 new rooms, the hotel is set to reopen its doors in the second quarter of the year.

The FCC Angkor is one of Cambodia’s best-known hotels and features authentic French colonial architecture intrinsic to the historic and cultural fabric of Siem Reap.

Located across from the Royal Independence Gardens and Royal Residence, the hotel evokes the timelessness of Siem Reap for guests who want authentic experiences during their journey.

The property centres around the former mansion of the French colonial governor, which became the renowned Foreign Correspondence Club and a popular meeting place for local and international journalists, celebrities, and travellers from around the world seeking to explore Siem Reap.

Their stories echo and permeate every corner of the FCC Angkor, encouraging visitors to embrace their inner global adventurer.

The hotel enhancements have perfectly blended the colonial structures with contemporary designs inspired by Cambodia’s natural beauty and Khmer culture, which extend across the pedestrian bridge to the newly built extension.

Throughout the property, the exotic environment of verdant gardens, Khmer-inspired contemporary art, and exclusive European design accents create a sophisticated, residential feel, a signature concept for the heritage property.

“Avani Hotels & Resorts’ first entry into Cambodia signals our ongoing commitment to offering an upscale experience to all intrepid travellers,” said Dillip Rajakarier, chief executive of Minor Hotels, the parent company of Avani Hotels & Resorts.

“We believe FCC Angkor will be home to the intrepid traveller seeking an authentic experience in the social hub of Siem Reap.”