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SIEM REAP, Cambodia (September 2019) — Park Hyatt Siem Reap, the leading luxury five-star hotel in Cambodia’s templetown, held a fundraiser for EGBOK (Everything’s Gonna Be Okay) that raised over a thousand dollars for beneficiary.
“The hotel has been in partnership for EGBOK since we opened in 2013,” said Herman Kemp, General Manager at Park Hyatt Siem Reap. “We have had several collaborations with EGBOK by giving teaching classes, holding symposiums in the schools, providing internships, and of course, hosting fundraisers.” Kemp further mentioned that out of about 200 employees in the hotel 25 people used to be interns from EGBOK that have been absorbed by the hotel. He continued, “We passionately involve ourselves in the community and supporting EGBOK is just one of our Hyatt Thrive campaigns”.
Janet David, Marketing Development Manager and Laurie Parris, Managing Director for EGBOK each gave their own speeches and introduced a few EGBOK alumni working in Park Hyatt Siem Reap to share their success stories. The highlight of the evening was the video of Chivorn, an EGBOK alumnus and a Food and Beverage associate at the hotel. The Hyatt RiseHy Program produced the video that showed his struggles from coming from an orphanage, to studying at EGBOK and finally living and enjoying the life he now has working for Park Hyatt Siem Reap.
Over 70 guests who attended the event enjoyed a free-flow of wine, cheese, pass around canapés and gin cocktails from the event’s co-sponsor, Seekers Spirits. At the culmination of the event, the hotel raffled off over 20 gift certificates and prizes from: Seekers Spirits, Hyatt Regency Saipan Hyatt Place Melbourne, Essendon Fields, Hyatt Regency Manila City of Dreams Rambutan Resort in Phnom Penh - Cambodia, Anantara Angkor Resort, Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel, Be Happy by Baby Elephant, Bodia SPA, Sugar Spa Siem Reap Sokkhak River Lounge Sokkhak Spa - River Side Phare, The Cambodian Circus Il Forno Siem Reap, The Little Red Fox Espresso Trunkh. APOPO Visitor Center Rice Thai Spoons Frangipani Spa - Siem Reap, Georges Rhumerie - French Restaurant Siem Reap.
For more information on our HyattThrive partners, please click here.
A Merger Like No Other: Park Hyatt Siem Reap and Alila Villas Koh Russey
Two luxury-lifestyle hotel giants in Cambodia team up to showcase both properties in an exciting twin destination offer
SIEM REAP, Cambodia (May 2019) — Park Hyatt Siem Reap and Alila Villas Koh Russey jointly launch Temples and Beyond, a twin destination offer to entice guests to experience the luxury lifestyle at the two properties, expand brand awareness, and to solidify the merger between Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Two Roads Hospitality previously announced in November last year.
“We are optimistic that with our joint promotion, Park Hyatt guests traveling to Siem Reap will be interested to try our new sister property in Sihanoukville, Alila Villas Koh Russey, and vice versa,” said Herman Kemp, general manager of Park Hyatt Siem Reap. “With our two luxury properties being closest together, yet at the same time offering distinct and interesting experiences, we thought it would be fitting to collaborate on a joint effort that will allow our target market to get acquainted with what our hotels have to offer.”
Known as the gateway for Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Siem Reap is also home to Park Hyatt. A luxury hotel that offers 104 elegant rooms and suites, three exquisite dining options, two swimming pools, a 24-hour gym, an oasis of calm for a spa and world-class personalized service.
Offering an entirely different scenery, Alila Villas Koh Russey is an epitome of a lavish tropical life. Boasting of bespoke pavilions and villas that look out to the sea or nature, delectable cuisines and an array of tropical activities, guests are sure to have a breathtaking experience in this idyllic island getaway.
The Temples and Beyond rate is available for a minimum of two nights stay each property. Interested parties are encouraged to email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to proceed with a booking.
With the addition of five established lifestyle brands of Two Roads Hospitality – Alila, Destination, Joie de Vivre, Thompson, and tommie – Hyatt has expanded its brand presence into 23 new markets with management and license agreements for 74 open and operating hotels across North America and Asia, and a robust pipeline of signed management agreements. As part of the acquisition, Hyatt is establishing a new dedicated lifestyle division to combine the operations of Two Roads’ and Hyatt’s lifestyle brands.
“We will leverage the shared expertise of Hyatt and Two Roads across our powerful combined portfolio of 19 brands to bring best-in-class offerings for guests around the globe,” said Mark Hoplamazian, president and CEO, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “For hotel owners, our platform will deliver opportunities for enhanced operational excellence and financial performance. We are pleased to have completed this exciting transaction, and we welcome Two Roads associates to Hyatt.”
SIEM REAP, Cambodia (June 2019) — Chef Kimsan Soan announced as the Park Hyatt Siem Reap champion and Cambodia’s representative from the recently concluded Good Taste Series last June 27. The internal cooking competition was held to identify the luxury property’s champion chef who will compete for the regional leg of Good Taste Series in Singapore later this year,
The internal contest highlighted the cooking prowess of five chefs, each given a “mystery box” which contained different ingredients that they utilized to create an exquisite appetizer and a gourmet main course of their choice. Chhout Sat, Ly Sophea, Sy Channtra and Eav Samoul were given three hours to prepare, cook and present their masterpieces to a panel of judges.
This year’s panel of judges includes Chef Johannes Rivieres of Cuisine Wat Damnak, Chef Bora Long, Founder of Cambodia Chef Association and Chef Kimsan Pol of Embassy Restaurant and Park Hyatt Siem Reap Executive Chef, Pisith Theam. Each of the contestants were judged by their mise en place, creativity, presentation, cooking technique and over all taste.
At the conclusion of the event, Chef Kimsan Soan emerged as the winner, earning his right to represent Park Hyatt Siem Reap in the upcoming 2019 Regional Good Taste Series in Singapore, going against the champion chefs of other Hyatt properties within Southeast Asia.
Park Hyatt Siem Reap: Talks The Talk and Walks The Walk
A look into the hotel’s commitment to its corporate social responsibility.
SIEM REAP, Cambodia (January 2019) — In celebration of the global month of service in April, Park Hyatt Siem Reap elevates the luxury hotel chain’s philanthropy commitment also known as Hyatt Thrive, by holding six charity events for the whole month, excluding the several others lined up for the whole year.
“Hyatt cares for people so they can be their best” – this is the purpose of Hyatt Hotels and Resorts worldwide. Not solely for its guests and associates, this paradigm is also extended to the community by thoughtfully involving associates with corporate social responsibility campaigns.
Park Hyatt Siem Reap is one of the leaders in fulfilling this through Hyatt Thrive. Situated in Cambodia, the second country in the world with the largest number of NGOs, Park Hyatt Siem Reap and its associates are all deeply committed to give back to the community with a large amount of support that they give out to their partners from non-profit organizations.
“This support is not just limited to giving financial assistance, we actually immerse ourselves in the campaigns, whether it be a blood donation, a clean-up drive or training students to be hoteliers inside our very own hotel”, said Herman Kemp, General Manager of Park Hyatt Siem Reap. “It is more than just a responsibility; it is a duty for us to give back, by consciously and thoughtfully making decisions that will make this world a better place for all of us”, he continued.
For the month of April alone, Park Hyatt Siem Reap will actively involve itself with the following campaigns:
· 15 February – 18 April and 24 April -- A Smile of Hope
The hotel aims to be bring smile to the faces of the children and families living in the Slokram commune. A depressed village within Siem Reap, currently under the wing of AIM – Lotus Kids Club. A grassroots project dedicated to supporting street-working children, their families and the community in which they live through education, basic healthcare, and community-building initiatives.
· 4 April – Star Light, Star Bright (month-long)
Together with the festivities of the Khmer New Year, a month-long fundraising event will take place in the hotel’s famous Banyan Tree in The Courtyard. Associates and guests are invited to purchase and hang a star in the tree in the name of their chosen charity, making the load lighter and the road brighter for the causes they support.
· 6 April - Heroes Come In All (Blood) Types And Sizes
A blood drive in partnership with Angkor Hospital for Children involving the hotel’s associates and even guests who are willing to partake in the campaign.
· 19 April – A Clean Start
Following the Khmer New Year, the hotel together with Little Red Fox and other local partners will undergo a clean-up drive in the streets of Kandal Village.
· 26 April – A Stroke of Life – Painting for the Future
British painter, Carne Griffiths in collaboration with Tribe Cambodia and Park Hyatt Siem Reap, will hold a live-painting event and exhibit to raise funds for Angkor Hospital for Children. The wine and cheese fundraiser will include raffle prizes and unlimited wine and cheese for only USD 20 nett (proceeds will go to AHC)
On-going Hyatt Thrive efforts of the hotel include:
· Outsourcing sustainable resources through careful selection of sustainable ingredients. The hotel’s passion to outsource environmentally sustainable and ethical food options yielded ASC (www.asc-aqua.org) and MSC (www.msc.org) certifications.
· Parker the Rat – the hotel collaborated with APOPO, a non-profit organization that trains African giant pouched rats to save lives by detecting landmines and tuberculosis, by adopting Parker the Rat to help in the efforts to demine the outskirts of Cambodia.
· Fundraiser for Women’s Resource Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to promote and uplift women in the community by providing emotional support, guidance, referral services and informal education. To know more, visit http://wrccambodia.org
· Scholarship grants and student internships with EGBOK (Everything’s Gonna Be Okay), an organization that educates and trains underprivileged children in the field of hospitality.
· A USD 12,000 grant for Life and Hope Association – a sewing school in Siem Reap providing women basic education in dressmaking. To know more, visit http://www.lifeandhopeangkor.org/
· 80% of the hotel’s Culinary as well as the Food & Beverage team is composed of associates absorbed from the internship programs they support:
o Paul Dubrule
o Sala Bai
o Haven Training Restaurant
o ACAC Hotel School
o Life Hope and Association
As Hyatt Hotels and Resorts President and CEO Mark Hoplamazian says, “we transform and help communities thrive in the places we call home”, so does Park Hyatt Siem Reap – with much gusto and dedication.
For more information abour our Hyatt Thrive partners, please click here.
Awards From Tripadvisor in 2019
SIEM REAP, Cambodia (January 2019) — Park Hyatt Siem Reap, the leading luxury hotel brand in the gateway city to Angkor Wat, announced that it bagged three Traveler’s Choice Awards from TripAdvisor this 2019; the categories being: Top 25 Hotels – Cambodia, Top 25 Hotels for Romance – Cambodia, and Top 10 Luxury Hotels – Cambodia.
TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice is an award recognized to only one percent of hotels around the world. The winners are determined based on the reviews and opinions of millions of TripAdvisor travelers around the globe celebrating the hotel’s consistency and excellence in providing outstanding accommodation and service experience as rated by travelers worldwide.
“Receiving one award is already an achievement – getting three is a great accomplishment for our team,” said Herman Kemp, General Manager of Park Hyatt Siem Reap. “These awards validate our team’s commitment to deliver the best experience we can give to our guests, so we are very grateful for the recognition”, Kemp continues.
Discover the embrace of luxury at Park Hyatt Siem Reap, visit their website at siemreap.park.hyatt.com to make a reservation.
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SIEM REAP, Cambodia (January 2019) — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that the luxury hotel brand’s loyalty program, World of Hyatt, assumes the top spot in the 2018 China Luxury Traveler Report published by Hurun Report and ILTM, a foremost authority in Chinese High Net Worth Individuals research and studies.
The luxury hotel group, which garnered 3% of votes last year moved up to the top spot with 26% this year. “Given our smaller member base in China when compared with our competition, this win is very encouraging”, says Carina Chorengel, Senior Vice President of Brand and Commercial Strategy for Asia Pacific at Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “ It also is a testament of our company strategy of focusing on the premium traveler in every market we serve as well as our tactic of using World of Hyatt and leveraging the word “Hyatt” in both English and Chinese to help promote our brands”, she continued.
Catching up on the increase of Chinese travelers worldwide, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts came up with a simple yet direct approach on how to make its hotels more friendly and enticing to the emerging Chinese feeder market. The Nin-Hao program, an initiative to provide both English and Chinese translated collaterals in the hotels proved to be effective.
The company’s foresight on the Chinese travel trend partnered by the World of Hyatt membership program’s already impressive scheme has indeed boosted its popularity and helped it achieve the recognition.
Park Hyatt Siem Reap is one of the properties eager to get more luxury Chinese travelers this 2019. With the Nin-Hao program in place and an already increasing market-share, the luxury hotel based in the gateway city to Angkor Wat -- a UNESCO Heritage site, is gearing up for an influx of potential bookings for the coming months.