This 1930s property has survived all the vagaries of recent Cambodian history and has hosted luminaries such as Charlie Chaplin, Somerset Maugham, the Clintons and Michelle Obama. Following a 2019 refurbishment, it remains both a heritage landmark and a truly grand luxury hotel with state-of-the-art amenities. The property is the old dame of luxury hotels in Cambodia. The main building is a huge colonial edifice, likely to be noticed by anyone who spends more than a day in town. And inside it certainly lives up to its grand exterior – the bright conservatory exudes flair, as does the very swish Elephant Bar. Nods to the hotel's history can be seen everywhere, from beautiful 19th-century prints of Cambodian life and John McDermott's seminal photographs of the Angkor ruins to the marble-floored hallways and the original wooden lift in the lobby.