The Independence Hotel Resort & Spa is an elegant landmark on Cambodia’s south coast. It is a direct reference to this outstanding landmark which sits like a beacon on a promontory in the heart of the tropical forest. One hallmark of modernist architecture is the use of a site to add prominence to the architect’s intentions.
The reinforced concrete building rises 7 floors above a generously high-ceilinged foyer, entrance lobby, restaurant and dance floor.
As the building was designed to be air conditioned, there are considerable areas of aluminium-framed glazed windows. The hotel had 32 air conditioned and 13 tourist class rooms. At the time of inauguration, however, Norodom Sihanouk felt the need to consider the addition of another 50 tourist-class rooms in the form of bungalows.