Press Release

Press Release

Oxley and Shangri-La Sign MOU, Shangri-La to Manage New Hotel in Phnom Penh

Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd. and Oxley Gem (Cambodia) Co. Ltd. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in relation to the management and operation of the first Shangri-La hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Oxley Gem is a strategic partnership between Singapore-based Oxley Holdings Limited and the Cambodian firm WorldBridge Land. Under the terms of the agreement, Oxley Gem will grant Shangri-La a 60-day exclusivity period to negotiate the management of the hotel.

Construction of the Shangri-La hotel is slated next year with the hotel expected to open in 2019.  The luxury hotel, with a proposed design of 300 rooms, will be part of a new mixed-use development located along the Mekong River facing Diamond Island – just a few minutes by taxi from the Diamond Island Convention and Exhibition Centre.  In addition to the hotel, the development will house serviced offices, residences and a shopping centre.

Ching Chiat Kwong, Executive Chairman and CEO of Oxley Holdings, said "We are excited about the prospect of developing the first Shangri-La branded hotel in Cambodia. We look forward to working closely with the Shangri-La team to inject more life and vitality into the heart of Phnom Penh."

The hotel will have panoramic views of the city and an array of facilities, including a number of food and beverage outlets as well as event and meeting spaces.  It will be conveniently located near the capital city's main sightseeing attractions as well as Preah Sisowath Quay, a popular restaurant and nightlife district.

Worldbridge Land Chairman, Oknha Rithy Sear, said, "Developing a hotel in Phnom Penh has always been on our blueprint. The signing of Memorandum of Understanding with Shangri-La is an attestation of our commitment to introduce luxury hospitality experience in Phnom Penh."

About Oxley Gem (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.
Oxley Gem (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. ("Oxley Gem") is formed in July 2013 for the purpose of developing a mixed-use development comprising of Retail, Hotel, Residential and Commercial in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  Oxley Gem is 75% owned by Singapore lifestyle property developer, Oxley Holdings Limited, and 25% owned by Worldbridge Land (Cambodia) Co., Ltd, a leading property company in Cambodia. 

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the world’s premier hotel management companies, currently operates over 95 hotels in 22 countries and 73 destinations under the Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders brands.  Prominently positioned in Asia, the group has established its brand hallmark of “hospitality from the heart” over four decades in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, North America and the Indian Ocean.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka.  For more information, please visit www.shangri-la.com.