Sister hotel to Bali's The Balé Hotel - a long DNA Hotels favourite, the Phnom Penh outpost is an equal zen-like venture. The 18-suite modernist compund is located directly on the mighty Mekong river, a few kilometers north of the city. Long rectilinear corridors and footbridges slash through white pavilions and internal courtyards landscaped with frangipani, lemongrass, black-bottom ponds with spider lilies, a sacred Bodhi tree, and thick jungle foliage. There is a beautiful pool on the riverside, a fitness room, a spa and a small restaurant serving a seasonal Cambodian menu with light Mediterranean touches.
• 18 suites (100-110m2)
• Hotel opened: November 2017
• Architecture & Interiors: Sidarta Sanjaya and Associates