Hotel KVL, the latest project from Vattanac Group, will be launched in August 2022 on the Phnom Penh riverside and operate under the motto of “Designed to Connect”.
The hotel is situated on Sisowath Quay in the Cambodian capital, close to the Royal Palace and National Museum, and directly faces the confluence of the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers.
The property covers seven floors and offers 76 rooms that fall into five categories such as Atrium Rooms or larger KVL Suites which offer unobstructed views across the city or the river.
The rooms at KVT Hotel all have contemporary Italian furnishings and Frette linens, while the bathrooms are equipped with walk-in showers. Online, the hotel says “Hôtel KVL, a hotel that focuses on aesthetic design, so our duty is to find the furniture that suits what is planned, with many famous brands. Italian brand Poliform sofa, one of the furniture amongst other high-value brands was chosen by the brand, crafted to high standard and quality, also beautiful and stylish, easily adaptable and comfortable.”
Owner Sam Ang Vattanac told The Phnom Penh Post: “Hotel KVL is dynamic, cultured and forward-thinking – a microcosm of Cambodia in 2022. After a challenging two years for the hospitality sector, there is now a real sense of optimism in this fast-growing market.”
KVL Hotel Food and Beverage
Hôtel KVL’s food and beverage options include their signature restaurant El Tapas which will serve modern Spanish cuisine, fine wines and craft cocktails. The location will be run by Head chef Mario Yufera who brings 10 years of experience from Europe and Asia (including the Rosewood Hotel in Yangon. The menu “expresses both his love for the food of his homeland and his passion for contemporary fine dining.”
On the rooftop of KVL is the KVL rooftop bar which will specialise in cocktails, nightly DJs, and cosmopolitan Asian and Western cuisine.
The Skylight bistro will be open for relaxed all-day dining, serving Asian and Western dishes from breakfast until late evening.
Finally, for caffeine lovers, The Alchemist will offer regionally sourced coffee and artisanal sandwiches, cakes and pastries.
Co-Working Space – The Atom
The hotel will also have on-site a co-working space called The Atom (which currently has a location at the Vattanac Tower in Phnom Penh) which will target business travellers and the capital’s entrepreneurs and digital nomads. They offer open-plan work areas and private hot-desking spaces, fully equipped meeting rooms, and a corporate event space.
KVL Hotel is offering soft opening packages with stays from 1 August – 31 October 2022.
Hotels in Phnom Penh – Competitive Market
In addition to the many hotels that currently operate in the capital of Phnom Penh, many more business hotels, hybrid hotels and luxury hotels are still entering the market.
The recent Travel & Leisure Asia 2022 Awards selected some of their top Cambodian hotels, while we have written about other hotels planning to open soon which include the Tribe Phnom Penh Post Office Square (just opened) and a BHCC Tower 200-room business hotel.
The Pan Pacific Hotels Group also plans to open properties in the Kingdom in 2023.