FCC Angkor by Avani

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Historic & Heritage
  • Company/Firm
    Bloom Architecture
  • Lead Designer
    Malee Whitcraft
  • Architect
    Bloom Architecture
  • Interior Designer
    Malee Whitcraft
  • Hospitality
    Minor Hotels
  • Construction Company
    KOKI Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • Photo Credit
  • Location
    Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Project Date
    June 2019
  • Developer
    KOKI Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • Project Link

Founded on the warmth and comradery of the globetrotting story seeker, the property is centered around an elegant historic building which has been deeply embedded in the local community since 2003. Surrounded by sacred, centuries-old trees and lush tropical flora, the hotel now houses 80 well-appointed, modern rooms accented with thoughtful Khmer touches. From artisanal textiles and handwoven rattan baskets to bespoke furnishings as well as a marble-tiled pool, holistic spa, charming Bibliotheque for meetings, the property offers an oasis annex in the heart of Siem Reap, where the perpetual scent of lemongrass wafts through the air. Mere steps from the Royal Independence Gardens and Royal Residence, guests are enchanted by natural surroundings, sandstone cladded walls, copper and wood mirroring natural materials, sustainable raintree wood furniture, bamboo wooden floors. Upon arrival guests pass over a small floating bridge which mirrors Angkor Wat as well as the low laterite wall with lemongrass surrounding the property of lush gardens and large jungle trees.

FCC Angkor by Avani is one of the most illustrious hotels in Siem Reap, playing host to foreign correspondents, archeologists, celebrities and dignitaries from around the world. This historic mansion has been renovated in neo-colonial style, with contemporary local touches including artisanal textiles, Apsara sculptures, and the scent of fresh lemongrass in the air. Eighty rooms and suites look out onto a central courtyard, where a saltwater swimming pool is shaded by centuries-old banyan trees.

Other prizes
Asia's Leading Boutique Resort 2022 DestinAsian Reader's Choice Awards 2022 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Best of the Best 2022 Traveller Review Awards 2022 Agoda’s Customer Review Award, 2022 Voted in World's Best Awards 2022 Voted in Reader's Choice Awards 2022 Shotlisted in the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2021