The Plantation: The tranquil oasis just a stone’s throw from Royal Palace

Just behind the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh lies a haven of tranquility: The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa. Since its establishment in 2011, this luxurious retreat has been a beacon of excellence in Cambodian hospitality, offering guests an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. We sat down for lunch at the second floor restaurant on the premises, La Pergola, to take in the food, view and chat with General Manager, Alexander Scheible.

Creating Serenity in the City: The Vision of The Plantation

The Plantation was conceived with a singular vision: to blend Cambodian heritage with modern comfort, creating a space where guests can indulge in luxurious relaxation. “The original idea was that The Plantation wanted to provide a serene oasis in the heart of Phnom Penh,” Scheible explains, “a place where guests could escape and rejuvenate.”

Since its inception, The Plantation has been committed to elevating the standard of hospitality in Cambodia. “Our dream is to continuously exceed our guests’ expectations,” says Scheible. Recently completing a comprehensive renovation, the resort has reaffirmed its dedication to providing unparalleled experiences for its guests.

At the core of The Plantation’s ethos lies a dedication to delivering outstanding service with a personal touch. “The most rewarding aspect of the job is crafting meaningful guest experiences,” says Scheible. From luxurious accommodations to world-class dining options and rejuvenating spa experiences, every detail is meticulously curated to ensure guest satisfaction.

Crafting Meaningful Experiences: The Heart of The Plantation

Over the years, The Plantation has also grown into more than just a resort; it has become an integral part of Phnom Penh’s community. Beyond offering luxurious accommodations, the resort serves as a cultural hub, hosting art exhibitions, culinary events, and community initiatives.

Indeed, the Plantation remains deeply committed to giving back to the community. Collaborating with neighboring schools, the resort is embarking on small-scale projects to engage and inspire young students. Additionally, through initiatives like the recent exhibition “TIMELESS: Expressions Through Art,” The Plantation is nurturing creativity and uplifting emerging talents in Cambodia.

Embracing Cambodia: A Privilege and a Joy

For Scheible, working in Cambodia is a privilege. “What I cherish most about Cambodia is its rich cultural tapestry and the lively spirit of its people,” he reflects. The genuine warmth and hospitality of the community inspire him daily, making him grateful to be a part of this dynamic and welcoming environment.

So what are you waiting for? Vacation or expat staycation, come and indulge in luxury, immerse yourself in Cambodian heritage, and experience the warmth and hospitality!

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Tom Starkey
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Tom Starkey is an International Development graduate from Sussex University with 12-years of experience across 4 continents, Tom's goal is that he wants to showcase his love for Cambodia, where he lives, works and now happily calls home.

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