Paix Rise

[an error occurred while processing this directive] The hipsters behind trendy Bangkok night spot, Bed Supperclub, have added elegant overnights to their menu with the opening of Hotel de la Paix (hoteldelapaixangkor.com) in Siem Reap — an ancient Cambodian city now in the throes of rapid, tourism-led development, thanks to its proximity to the World Heritage-listed ruins of Angkor Wat.

From its strategic perch on the edge of Siem Reap's burgeoning bar scene, the imposing, Art Deco-inspired La Paix formally launches the architectural career of Bill Bensley. The landscape designer behind the much-admired gardens and terraces at the Four Seasons Chiang Mai,...

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