Southeast Asia is the ideal honeymoon destination, offering the perfect combination of idyllic beaches, exotic culture and delectable dining. If the temples of Angkor are high on your honeymoon hit list, then choose one of the HanumanAlaya boutique hotels as your home in Siem Reap. Our suites are the perfect place for a romantic escape and we offer special honeymoon packages including romantic tours of the temples and memorable extras such as a helicopter flight over Angkor Wat or a Temple Safari to a remote jungle temple such as Preah Vihear, Koh Ker, Banteay Chhmar or the holy mountain of Phnom Kulen. Known as the Sacred Mountain Safari, the Phnom Kulen experience is the perfect way to leave the crowds behind and have a honeymoon to remember. It is also possible to indulge in a his ‘n’ hers spa package at Sita Spa to ensure you are rejuvenated after exploring the temples. Choose from rubs, scrubs or tubs and pamper yourself in style. A honeymoon really is the holiday of a lifetime. Ensure it is a most memorable experience by including a stay at one of the HanumanAlaya properties, your gateway to Angkor, the 8th wonder of the world.
Plan to take your vows against the backdrop of Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious building. Or celebrate the ceremony amid the jungle temple of Ta Prohm, like something straight out of Indiana Jones. Or choose a remote secluded spot in the jungle such as the riverbed carvings of Kbal Spean or a remote jungle temple on Phnom Kulen. Your wedding day is perhaps the most important day of your life and there is no more iconic site in Southeast Asia than the temples of Angkor. The HanumanAlaya boutique hotels, in conjunction with sister company Hanuman Travel, can arrange permission for an exchange of vows at one of the major temples and cater for a small and intimate wedding party at any of our properties depending on what best suits your group size. With everything from 11 rooms to 50 rooms, our properties offer the ideal setting for an intimate occasion for close family and friends.
Meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions, the HanumanAlaya boutique hotels can host an intimate team-building session or group experience, particularly during the low season when the properties are an affordable option for a buyout to take over a hotel exclusively. Facilities within the hotels include a spacious meeting room and high-speed wi-fi throughout, as well as onsite restaurants. Special events that we can organize outside include a team-building Temple Safari at a remote jungle temple such as the one we organized for Moet-Hennessy global leaders as part of their annual conference, including jungle catering. It is also possible to coordinate a product launch at one of the ancient temples such as a Guerlain perfume launch that the HanumanAlaya team arranged. Other activities that can be arranged include a treasure hunt around the temple complex of Angkor Thom or a remote jungle temple such as Beng Mealea.
Wedding anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions, all these and more can be celebrated against the spectacular backdrop of the Angkor temples. A 50th birthday party under the shadow of Prasat Kravan with a classical dance performance in front of the brick towers, a fully catered anniversary breakfast in a secluded spot overlooking the moat of Angkor Wat, a private cooking class to learn the secrets of royal Khmer cuisine or a quad biking adventure through the beautiful Cambodian countryside, all these unique experiences are possible and more. Try a microlight flight over the temples of Roluos or Banteay Srei for the ultimate bird’s eye view of the historic capital of the Khmer empire. The boutique hotels of HanumanAlaya group are the perfect base for a special occasion whether for a couple or a small, intimate group of friends or family, and in partnership with our sister travel company Hanuman Travel, we can turn imagination into reality.
The HanumanAlaya boutique hotels have played host to many film crews over the years, including several well-known celebrities from the world of television. The BBC have long used our hotels as a base for their television shoots in the Siem Reap-Angkor area including BBC Entertainment, BBC History and BBC Natural History, but it has also been used by crews from National Geographic, Discovery, Animal Planet and Travel Channel. The film crew of ‘1000 Places to See Before You Die’ stayed with us as part of their global shoot and featured the hotel on the show (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPaJX_nKYLY). Famous people to have stayed at HanumanAlaya hotels include motorcycle adventurer Charley Boorman as part of his London to Sydney trip for ‘By Any Means’ and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay as part of his Gordon’s Great Escapes series for Channel 5. Hanuman Films (www.hanumanfilms.com) is a sister company of HanumanAlaya, so we are one of the only hotels in Siem Reap that really understands what a film crew needs from their base for the temples of Angkor.