SHINTA MANI ANGKOR – BENSLEY COLLECTION ACCEPTED INTO VIRTUOSO® Cambodian Resort Now Part of Exclusive Luxury Travel Network

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018 in Our Blog, Press Releases

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Cambodian Resort Now Part of Exclusive Luxury Travel Network

Siem Reap, Cambodia (3 July 2018) – Shinta Mani Angkor – Bensley Collection has been accepted into Virtuoso®’s exclusive portfolio of luxury travel partners, comprised of 1,700 preferred suppliers in 100 countries. According to Sophie Couturier, Group Director of Sales & Marketing for Shinta Mani Hotels, inclusion in Virtuoso will open up new sales and marketing opportunities to the network’s 17,500 luxury travel advisors and their highly desirable clientele. Virtuoso agencies sell more than (U.S.) $23.7 billion annually, making the network the most significant player in luxury travel.

“Virtuoso’s acceptance process is incredibly selective, so becoming a preferred partner is a true honor,” said Couturier. “The reputation Virtuoso member advisors have for outstanding dedication to their clients is a perfect fit with our own bespoke approach to service. Now that we’re part of this renowned network, we look forward to offering Virtuoso advisors and their clients special amenities, values and experiences that surpass their expectations.”

Shinta Mani Angkor – Bensley Collection joins Virtuoso’s collection of the finest luxury hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour operators and other suppliers worldwide. These partners, which specialise in world-class client service and experiences, secure Virtuoso clients superior offerings, rare opportunities and exceptional value. These prestigious providers are able to market to Virtuoso clients via network vehicles and to Virtuoso agencies through multiple communications channels and events, including Virtuoso Travel Week, luxury travel’s largest worldwide gathering. Shinta Mani Angkor – Bensley Collection’s acceptance into Virtuoso gives it direct relationships with the world’s leading leisure travel agencies in the UK, Europe, North and Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.

Created by acclaimed designer Bill Bensley, Shinta Mani Angkor – Bensley Collection is an exclusive ‘resort within a resort’; an enclave of 10 spectacular split-level 156sqm luxury Khmer-inspired pool villas. The resort is located in the cultural heart of the historic royal town of Siem Reap, footsteps from the river and 15 minutes from the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Temples of Angkor Wat.  Shinta Mani Angkor – Bensley Collection offers an indulgent experience, complete with private Bensley Butlers that live and breathe the guests’ experience – there when needed, and invisible when they are not.  Six of the villas can be combined into three 312sqm two-bedroom villas (each with its own pool) to accommodate a family or friends travelling together.  Guests can also enjoy access to the facilities at the adjacent Shinta Mani properties.

Shinta Mani Angkor – Bensley Collection has also created a special “Awakening to Cambodia” package for Virtuoso agents. Starting from US$1,960 per room, the package includes:

  • Accommodation for two sharing
  • 90-minute treatment for 2 persons at Shinta Spa by Khmer Tonics
  • Khmer Tasting Menu for 2 persons
  • Half-day art and culture tour with a Bensley Butler for 2 persons
  • Shinta Mani Foundation Farm tour
  • Taxes and service

The ‘Awakening to Cambodia’ is valid for travel until 31 December 2019, subject to availability.

For more information about Shinta Mani Angkor – Bensley Collection, call +855 63 969 234 or visit

Shinta Mani Hotels is strongly committed to corporate social responsibility and works hand in hand with the Shinta Mani Foundation, created by the owner to support health, education and development programs for the less fortunate in the community. A proportion of the room revenue from Shinta Mani Hotels is donated to support the Foundation.

Open Doors, Open Hearts

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 Notes to Editors:

Shinta Mani Angkor – Bensley Collection, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Marking the debut of new super luxe resort brand The Bensley Collection, Shinta Mani Angkor – Bensley Collection opened in January 2018. An exclusive ‘resort within a resort’, Shinta Mani Angkor – Bensley Collection comprises an enclave of spectacular luxury pool villas with Khmer-inspired design benefiting from elevated Bensley Collection services such as personal Bensley Butlers, while guests can also enjoy comprehensive access to facilities at the adjacent Shinta Mani properties.

The Shinta Mani Hotels & Resorts portfolio also includes:

Shinta Mani Angkor, Cambodia
Shinta Mani Angkor is an upscale boutique hotel created by acclaimed architect Bill Bensley, showcasing just 39 contemporary designed rooms and public spaces in an Angkorian-inspired design. Previously known as Shinta Mani Club, it enjoys a tranquil and leafy setting within the French Quarter of Siem Reap – just a 15 minute Remork ride from the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat.

Shinta Mani Foundation, Cambodia
An integral part of the Shinta Mani collation is the Shinta Mani Foundation, which seeks to be a leader in responsible tourism. The goal of the Shinta Mani Foundation (SMF) is to enhance the lives of the individuals in the local communities where the resorts operate – by increasing their human capital and providing them the tools to overcome the constraints of poverty.

Shinta Mani Shack Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
The Shinta Mani Shack Angkor is a boutique resort centrally located in the leafy French Quarter between The Royal Gardens and the Old Market Area just 15 minutes from Angkor Wat. The courtyard-style resort’s 62 rooms enjoy a surprisingly different “Bensley twist” with direct access or first floor balcony views over the stunning swimming pool and flourishing tropical gardens. Four additional suites offer expansive rooms and balconies; two suites overlook the pool while the other two have views over the leafy streetscape.

Shinta Mani Wild – Bensley Collection, Cambodia
Set to open in 2018 (Q4), Shinta Mani Wild will be the second member of The Bensley Collection. An exclusive private nature sanctuary like no other previously seen in Asia, located in the remote wilderness of the Kirirom and the Southern Cardamom Mountains, on an important elephant migration trail three hours south of Phnom Penh, Shinta Mani Wild – Bensley Collection is described by Bensley as a “utopia of sustainability”. Offering the most extravagant tented camps imaginable, set along a private 4km stretch of wild river punctuated with mesmerising waterfalls, Shinta Mani Wild will nurture its natural environment through partnerships with respected conservation organisations – an extreme exercise in ingenuity where guests can feast on delicacies grown and foraged from the surrounding land, and encounter extraordinary wildlife, while making the lowest possible impact on the land. This is an experiential luxury adventure giving intimate access to one of Asia’s most stunning forest ecosystems. www./

Bensley Collection
An exclusive collection of super luxe hotels and resorts resulting from acclaimed American designer and architect Bill Bensley. Recognised for his distinctive, elegant deco inspired design, Bensley is the creative force behind many of Asia’s most celebrated and beautiful hotels, resorts and residences. The first Resort under The Bensley Collection brand, Shinta Mani Angkor – Bensley Collection, will be joined in 2018 (Q4) by Shinta Mani Wild, a private sanctuary like no other, located in the remote jungle terrain of Kirirom.

About Virtuoso
Virtuoso® is the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 1,000 travel agency partners with 17,500 elite travel advisors in more than 45 countries throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing upon its preferred relationships with 1,700 of the world’s best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, the network provides its upscale clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. More than (U.S.) $23.7 billion in annual travel sales makes Virtuoso a powerhouse in the luxury travel industry. For more information, visit

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