Shinta Mani Hotels has officially launched its first highly anticipated flagship Bensley Collection property.
Set in the cultural heart of the royal historic town of Siem Reap the Shinta Mani Angkor – Bensley Collection villas raise the bar with tropical landscaped gardens, oversized private lap pools and rooftop living areas.
Also launching are the charismatic ‘Bensley Butlers’, delighting and surprising guests with the visionary designer’s unique take on a thoughtfully bespoke hospitality experience that is as luxurious as it is culturally immersive and fun.
In collaboration with acclaimed designer Bill Bensley, Shinta Mani Hotels Bensley Collection is a portfolio of exceptional properties showcasing visionary design and truly bespoke service.
In creating his own hotel brand, Bensley has complete freedom to let his famed creative spirit run free and showcase his skill in crafting pioneering luxury experiences.
Every single detail of the experience, as well as the aesthetic, from the tiles to the music to the Bensley Butlers’ uniforms, has been personally overseen by Bill.
The overall design reflects how Bensley himself likes to live; surrounded by lush gardens.
Under the ancient canopy of Siem Reap’s palace trees, each villa offers its resident’s privacy and extravagance, complete with their own lush tropical gardens that bring the outside in.
Dramatic high walled façades with a monumental three-dimensional carving portraying the ‘hands of meditation’ set the tone upon arrival at each villa.
On arrival at Siem Reap’s International airport, guests are fast tracked through immigration and whisked away to the secluded entrance of the Villas.
Much of the experience revolves around the Bensley Butlers.
An élite group of hand-selected hospitality professionals that live and breathe the guests’ experience, they are there when they are needed and invisible when they are not.
Whether guests want petals scattered for a romantic outdoor bath, a rooftop BBQ, or an adventure to the temples of Angkor, their dedicated Bensley Butler will go above and beyond to surprise and delight.
This small but highly trained band, under the helm of head butler Mac, are traditionally trained, endlessly resourceful and look after all the guests’ needs, ensuring a flawless stay from arrival to reluctant departure.