The Banyan Tree returns inside the rooms in the form of the sculpture above the bed, which is dressed in crisp white sheets and nothing else. As always, we love hotel rooms with hardwood floors. Some suites have private plunge pools and terraces that give access to the hotel’s garden. For outdoor space with more privacy there is a 1,500+ sq ft Rooftop Garden Suite, and the Presidential Suite clocks in at over 2,400 square feet. All suites have private butler service.
Restaurant The Dining Room serves a mix of Khmer-inspired and French food, with the bar/lounge carrying the similarly straightforward moniker of The Living Room, facing the gardens. For an informal bite to eat there is The Glasshouse Deli/Patisserie. Concierge services are available around the clock to help you find your way around the city’s Old French Quarter and of course to Angkor Wat.
Rates for an entry-level Park King start at around $235 a night, excluding taxes, in August and September.
[Photos: Park Hyatt]