Cambodia: Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor has appointed Joseph Colina as its new general manager.
Colina brings nearly two decades of experience with Accor to his new posting in Siem Reap. Colina recently served as general manager of MGallery Sapa in northern Vietnam. He also previously worked as hotel manager for Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, after launching his career in the U.S. with positions in Washington D.C., Chicago, amongst other places.
The hotel reopened in June 2022 after three years following a major restoration project and pandemic-related closure.
Nearly all of the hotel’s 119 guest rooms and suites were refurbished in the restoration, including Italian tiling and fixtures in the bathrooms, however the metal and timber elevator and The Elephant Bar remain untouched. The Khmer fine-dining restaurant 1932 and the Raffles Marquee are new additions to the hotel.
Colina said: “This is an exciting moment in Siem Reap not only as international travellers flock back to one of the world’s most extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage Sites but also as Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor writes the next chapter in its own legendary history, after celebrating its 90-year anniversary last year as a landmark heritage hotel in Southeast Asia.”
Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor originally opened in 1932 as a rest stop for archeologists and visitors of Angkor Wat.