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Anantara Angkor Resort Debuts New Look … and More

(April 2017) posted on Fri Mar 31, 2017

News for the week of April 3, 2017


HEADLINE ITEM
The Anantara Angkor Resort has reopened in Siem Reap, Cambodia, following an extensive renovation of the all-suite boutique property’s accommodations, restaurants and public spaces.

Chi Restaurant
The updated Chi Restaurant at Anantara Angkor Resort. Photo: Courtesy of Anantara Angkor Resort.

Each of the resort’s 39 suites are now accented with teak wood trimmings and sandstone sculptures reminiscent of the famed Apsara dancers. The Anantara and Sothea Suites feature private gardens and bathrooms with twin wardrobes and vanity units, a rain shower and water closet, and an en-suite spa room. The Sothea accommodation is also decked out with a whirlpool Jacuzzi bath.

Room
Revamped accommodations at Anantara Angkor Resort. Photo: Courtesy of Anantara Angkor Resort

Spa Room
A spa room at Anantara Angkor Resort. Photo: Courtesy of Anantara Angkor Resort

HIRINGS/PROMOTIONS/EXECUTIVE CHANGES
Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) has promoted Constantina Tsoutsikou to senior associate at the group’s London studio. She joined the international hospitality interior design firm in 2005.



Constantina
Constantina Tsoutsikou. Photo: Courtesy of Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA)

The Light Annex, a unit of Los Angeles-based lighting manufacturer iWorks, has hired Lee Szromba as president. He was previously vice president of sales at Hallmark Lighting.

MGM Resorts Intl. has named Aaron Fischer chief strategy officer. Fischer, who is currently based in Hong Kong and serving as senior vice president of corporate development for the company, has been working closely on strategies for the development of integrated resorts in Asia. He will relocate to the company's corporate headquarters in Las Vegas.

Empire Resorts Inc. has appointed Ryan Eller president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining the company, Eller spent four years serving in executive positions with Genting New York LLC, which operates Resorts World Casino New York City.

Sumindi Peiris has joined Hilton as vice president of global marketing, luxury & lifestyle brands. Peiris was previously vice president, global director for Johnnie Walker Reserve in Singapore.

OPENINGS/RENOVATIONS/BRAND NEWS
BBGM Architects has designed a 14-story Residence Inn hotel building that’s planned for Silver Spring, Maryland. The firm drew inspiration from local history to create the new 173-key structure, which will feature 5,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and a rooftop terrace. Construction is slated to start in December and be completed in 2020.


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