FCC Angkor reopens as Avani-managed hotel

An extensive renovation of one of Siem Reap’s most iconic colonial sites has transformed the FCC Mansion into FCC Angkor, managed by Avani Hotels & Resorts.

Located across the Royal Independence Gardens and Royal Residence, FCC Angkor was once the residence of the French colonial governor as well as the Foreign Correspondent’s Club – a favourite haunt among journalists during the war years which later became a popular meeting place for travellers from around the world.

In the latest makeover spearheaded by Dutch-born, Bangkok-based talent Malee Whitcraft, alongside Phnom Penh-based Bloom Architecture, the rebranded FCC Angkor now boasts the restored Mansion restaurant, the Scribe bar, Visaya Spa, and two outdoor saltwater pools.

The 80 revamped rooms and suites feature vintage typewriter, rotary dial phones, Khmer carvings and framed front pages of regional newspapers among its decor, plus large windows and terraces that open to lush greenery.

A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, FCC Angkor has reopened as the first renovated heritage hotel within the FCC Collection, with sister property FCC Phnom Penh currently undergoing renovation and anticipated to open in November 2020.

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