Newly appointed cluster director of sales and marketing, Andrew
Hartley will be overseeing Raffles Hotel Le Royal and Raffles Grand
Hotel d’Angkor. He will be based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and has more
than 20 years of experience in luxury hotels around the world, including
in Thailand, Singapore, Australia, China, Vietnam, the UK and Oman. He
was most recently assistant VP of strategic sales and marketing for
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts in APAC.
“The two historic Raffles properties in Cambodia – Raffles Hotel Le
Royal and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor – are legendary the world over
for their elegance and sophistication, and their warm and attentive
personalised service. I look forward to being a part of these hotels as
they continue to set the benchmark for luxury hospitality in Southeast
Asia and beyond,” Hartley said.
Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh, was opened in 1929 and features
175 rooms and suites that underwent a full refurbishment in 2019. It
recently hosted a series of exclusive dining experiences featuring the
culinary creations of 2-Michelin-star Chef Thierry Drapeau, and Vietnam
Iron Chef winner Chef Sakal Phoeung.
Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor is a stone’s throw from ancient Khmer
archeological sites and is considered a national treasure. It was opened
in 1932, and functioned as a rest stop for archeologists and
adventurers seeking to explore Angkor Wat.
With the opening of the new Siem Reap Angkor International Airport on
16 October 2023, the hotel is anticipating more international events.
Cedrick Ragel, spokesperson at Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor said:
“The historic properties of Raffles Cambodia, Raffles Hotel Le Royal
& Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, are ideally positioned to be the
first choice for international incentive groups, thanks to the new
airports in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, which will allow larger aircraft
to serve the location and give planners more options,” he said.
The historic hotel, set on 15 acres of its own grounds and with
purpose-built event spaces, is the ideal setting for international
business meetings as well. Its Raffles Marquee, offers 300 pax seating
(maximum). The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Archeological Park
can host off-site events of up to 1,000 pax in the Elephant Terrace.