Bensley Collection – Shinta Mani Siem Reap Cambodia
Bensley Collection – Shinta Mani Siem Reap
Oum Khun Street,
17259 Siem Reap,
Shinta Mani Hotels
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Mr Indra Budiman.
Indra Budiman is a passionate, charming and dedicated hotelier with a vast wealth of over 26 years’ experience in Asia. He thrives on not only meeting, but exceeding guests’ expectations. His contagious enthusiasm and passion for service are reflected in his team members at Shinta Mani Hotels. Attention to detail is in his blood and this is evident in every aspect of the operation in his hotels; both front and back of house.
An Indonesian National, Indra has worked his way up the ranks at leading properties including Sheraton Bandung Indonesia, Le Meridien Singapore, Four Seasons Jakarta, The Empire Hotel and Country Club Brunei and Hotel de la Paix Siem Reap (currently Park Hyatt Siem Reap). Prior to returning to Siem Reap to manage Shinta Mani’s existing hotels, he was CEO of Hansar Hotels Thailand.
Bensley Collection – Shinta Mani Siem Reap
History & Story
It is the newest offering by owner/designer Bill Bensley, situated in the cultural heart of Siem Reap.
These 10 private villa compounds with personal swimming pools will allow guests to experience this lively town in a whole new level of comfort. Under the ancient canopy of Siem Reap’s palace trees, each walled compound will offer its residents total privacy in their own tropical garden.
Bill has designed these residences as he likes to live himself….being surrounded by lush gardens which are completely private. By way of monumental scale, he’s chosen to venerate Jaya varman VII(1125-1218), the most handsome king of the Khmer empire.
Opened in December 2017. Owner and Designer is Bill Bensley.
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
. 10 Ultra-Luxe two level Khmer-inspired villas with tropical indoor/outdoor gardens, private lap pool & rooftop living space.
. 9 villas offer 156 sqm across two pavilions including a floor-to-ceiling glassed bathroom with views over the garden and outdoor bathtub and rain shower. One Premium villa offers an additional 134 sqm of lush garden space.
. 24 hour Bensley Butlers.
. Visionary concept, extra-ordinary design, bespoke service – the essence of Bensley Collection.
Right in the centre of Siem Reap, in the leafy French quarter. Just a few minutes from the river, Pub Street and restaurant area.
Key sites/activities in the area
Temples of Angkor Wat, Tonle Sap, craftsmanship tours, cycling in the villages, Phare Circus, spa and many more.
Bill Bensley has designed, what I think are the fluffiest, most comfortable beds imaginably. Custom tailored Khmer inspired bed sheets, a plethora of feather or as you like pillows, and the bedside golden bamboo towers contain all you will probably need for a great night’s sleep.
Ask your butler: you could to set up your second sky bed if you would care to sleep under the Khmer stars?
• Number of Luxury rooms: 10 Ultra-luxe two level art deco-inspired villas with tropical indoor/outdoor gardens, private lap pool & rooftop living space.
– 9: 156 sqm
– 1: 156 sqm plus private garden space of just under 135 sq metres
Each villa is across two pavilions including a floor to ceiling glassed bathroom with views over the garden and outdoor bathtub and rain shower. Inside the living space, three-dimensional murals have been carved to render the romantic folds of Jayavarman’s robe – one of the Khmer Kings known for his powerful pioneering spirit – the perfect complement to such exquisite surrounds. Interiors showcase custom designed furniture, handcrafted light fittings, and exclusive artwork depicting Khmer civilisation. Guests will enjoy 24 hour personalised butler service, customised mini-bar and exclusive tailor-made experiences.
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 10
Restaurants & Bars
Guests will feast like the Kings of Angkor while experiencing Shinta Mani’s take on Khmer cuisine. The house kitchen can be summoned by the Bensley Butlers to tailor make breakfast-in-bed, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner. BBQ and everything in-between which guests may desire, all within the privacy of their villa.
They can also enjoy the restaurants of the adjacent properties:
Kroya- Shinta Mani Angkor
Kroya which means “food” in the Khmer Royal language is inspired by Shinta Mani’s heritage. The menu blends international as well as local products, combining fresh ingredients, native herbs and spices to create innovative, palette-pleasing flavours. Those seeking an unforgettable Khmer culinary experience can savour the authentic taste of traditional cuisine with a unique 7 course set Khmer Tasting Menu which follows the seasons and the local harvest. Kroya offers air-conditioned comfort or an outdoor swing terrace, so meals may be enjoyed indoors or outdoors on one of the Khmer swings.
Baitong – Shinta Mani Shack
Relaxed all day dining with a menu which seamlessly blends international comfort food and tantalizing Khmer street food. Interiors at Baitong are authentically Cambodian, inspired with an enchanting use of living greenery. Diners may choose to sit inside amongst the plants, or outside overlooking Shinta Mani Shack’s monochromatically tiled pool.
Wild Restaurant offers a relaxed yet sophisticated ambience serving international cuisine and an extensive wine/cocktail list.
Bensley’s Bar – Shinta Mani Angkor
This cool grey-hued bar offers a laid back environment for post-temple tour drinks and discussions.
The Shinta Mani Spa by Khmer Tonics, offering one spa suite and three double treatment rooms, is a sanctuary of serenity and a haven of refuge where the body’s well-being and balance is restored. Through the use of 100 per cent natural Khmer Tonics products, the mind is opened to creativity and the spirit uplifted. Therapeutic treatments based on traditional and modern healing rituals boost concentration and awareness while reducing stress – helping guests to attain ultimate balance.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Blackboard – Shinta Mani Angkor
The 47 sqm meeting room Blackboard is an ideal venue for an event. Whether for a board meeting, small conference, private dinner or cocktail party, The Shinta Mani team can prepare a tailored proposal to ensure that every event is a memorable one. The well-equipped function space offers modern facilities and can be configured to suit any requirements.
Extra Notable Features
Cooking class starts with a morning visit to one of the old markets, also known as the Psa Chas. Our Executive Chef will guide you through the market and teach you more about the local produce and herbs for the class. Each participant will receive a cookbook featuring the four traditional Khmer dishes that will be created during the class.
Once the meal has been prepped and cooked under the careful guidance of our Executive Chef, these delicious dishes will be enjoyed for lunch.
Number of employees
10 butlers and operations staff shared with the adjacent Shinta Mani hotels