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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Cambodia Gains Global Hospitality Management Services

Angkor Heritage Boutique Hotel in Siem Reap
AIC Launches With Three Properties Under Management

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Cambodia’s hotels & resorts and hospitality sector has received a major boost today with the launch of Asia Initiative Corporation (AIC).

AIC, whose management comprises leaders in Cambodia tourism and includes principals, offers professional hotels & resorts management, sales and marketing, and strategic planning to hotels & resorts as well as opinions on the sale, purchase, renovation, establishment and operation of new properties.

AIC co-founder, Mr Khan Saron, said the company would assist hoteliers capitalise on the opportunities emerging in Cambodia’s tourism sector, currently growing at around 22 per cent annually with continuing strong growth expected over the next five years.

“To underpin this potential Cambodia hospitality needs different styles of hotels & resorts that appeal to different types of travellers looking for different experiences at different price points,” said Mr Saron.

“AIC is the only global standard hotels & resorts hospitality management in Cambodia with the experience to provide one stop management services to hoteliers looking to capitalise on the returns on offer in Cambodia’s tourism.”

AIC is based in Phnom Penh with offices in Siem Reap and has plans to expand into the Indochina region when the Cambodian operation is operating to its maximum.

The first property in the AIC management portfolio is the Angkor Heritage Boutique Hotel in Siem Reap - Angkor, a new hotel with 30 rooms, which opens this month. Also in Siem Reap is the HollyWood Angkor Boutique Hotel with 21 rooms scheduled to open in February 2014.

“This property is more than 85 per cent completed with interior fit out now underway on time and on schedule,” says Mr Saron. “Special promotion prices will be available to online customers.”

The Bong Thom Home Stay is under AIC’s project management division. The property, established in 2009, is owned by AIC’s senior co-partner. It features two separate local Khmer wooden houses each comprising two bedrooms. It also contains two large Khmer houses with catering suitable for set lunch, dinner, incentive theme dinner, team building, camping and local rural countryside activity for independent travellers and groups visiting Angkor Wat complex and surrounds. It offers a home stay style experience where visitors can enjoy local countryside Cambodia in comfort on the edge of the Angkor Wat national park, close to Siem Reap and the Banteay Srey Temple.

“AIC aspires to be the leader in corporate management, development and curatorship for the hotel, restaurants, events, hospitality and tourism industries in Cambodia,” says Mr Saron.

“This is an exciting initiative that promises to provide Cambodia tourism with global hospitality standards and underpin it with a formidable team of hotels & resorts and hospitality management professionals that have expertise in every facet of the hotels & resorts and hospitality industry.”

AIC is currently gathering dates to launch and re launch these properties in the new year.


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