I’m only passing on a single deal this week. It’s been a slow week for some reason. There was actually one other deal I thought worth telling you about, but there were some issues with it, and since there’s now plenty of room I thought I would tell you a little about how I find and vet these offers.
Most of the deals I list in this weekly blog post come to me by email, either directly from the hotels, or via newsletters from other sources such as magazines. Sometimes I will spot a special offer advertised on the web, and occasionally, when I’m aware of a new hotel that’s just opened, I will check with the hotel’s own web site to see if they have any promotions available to entice guests. (Continue reading →)
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I meant to check out the new Sofitel just after it opened back in April, but in the craziness that always leads up to a trip back to the States, I forgot about it. So I decided to rectify the situation with a quick look-in earlier this week.
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The brassy multi-story lobby of the Sofitel
Five-Star hotel chain Sofitel has opened a new 201-room hotel in Phnom Penh. This is Accor’s first property in the Cambodian capital, and the first international chain hotel to open in Phnom Penh in more than ten years. While the city’s hotel scene hasn’t exactly been stagnant, there’s been a notable absence of international players in the market. The move by Sofitel may well mark a new interest in Phnom Penh as an emerging commercial center.
You can find more information at the Hotel Sofitel Phnom Penh web site or check for discounted rates at Agoda.
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