After many years in operation as a bar/restaurant serving a press club, the FCC branched into the hotel business.
FCC Angkor is conveniently located close to the world heritage site and opened in March 2004. Initially, a derelict consular building from the period of French colonial occupation was extensively altered and extended (very little beyond the façade was maintained) to allow the well established ‘brand’ to begin operations whilst the hotel facilities were under construction.
The site is strategically located next to the Royal Palace and overlooking the river which winds through the town. A series of interventions in the ‘landscape’ were made to attempt to draw spaces together (reflecting pool, screening walls etc) and custom furniture was designed by Gfab and fabricated in neighbouring Vietnam.
In 2013, the brand was purchased by a leading F&B operating group from Bangkok and Gfab were approached to extend and remodel the entire property, including using adjacent land across a small road that feeds the drop off area. The new scheme almost doubles the room count of the property as well as creating a new spa, meeting rooms, plus 2 new F&B outlets with their own identity. Construction is scheduled to start after the current high season.