If you value privacy and design, you will love the One Hotel Collection. The collection features The One Hotel, yes, a hotel with just one suite; Hotel Be with three artist-designed rooms; and The One Villa Angkor, a new property just outside Siem Reap.
All but the villa are located on The Passage walking street in the heart of Siem Reap, yet are surprisingly quiet. They also feature great art:
– The current lobby installation is by Christian Develter, and inspired by the tattooed faces of Burmese tribal women.
– The sleek Saffron Room was designed by “visual poet” Loven Ramos.
– Sculptor Pich Sopheap created the serene Bamboo Room, the two level pied-a-terre where I stayed.
– The Sepia Room is by famed Angkor photographer John McDermott .
I loved my cool Bamboo suite, especially evenings on the roof terrace overlooking the old market. The One Hotel’s terrace is even nicer — it features a jacuzzi tub!
Just outside town is the sophisticated and serene rural escape at the villa; within two pavilions it features four terraces, a bedroom with sitting room, and an open concept living room, dining room and kitchen.