Bensley Collection-Shinta Mani Wild has once again placed Cambodia on the global tourism map, being named one of the best hotels in the world by Conde Nast Traveler (CNT).

The Cambodian eco-resort was included in CNT’s 2022 Gold List, alongside some of the best hotels and resorts in the world. Bensley Collection-Shinta Mani Wild was the only Cambodian property on the list, which was released earlier this week.

CNT is a luxury travel and lifestyle magazine owned by Conde Nast, a legendary global mass media company established over a century ago in the United States.

CNT also publishes the annual Readers’ Choice Awards and Favorite List. The Readers Choice Awards nominate the best cruises, accommodations, restaurants, and more. in the world according to the votes of the readers.

The Hot List, on the other hand, compiles the remarkable new hotels from the previous year.

The Gold List is the annual list of favorite hotel publications from publishers around the world, all highlighting the standard of excellence in service and hospitality, according to Forbes.

“For the first time, the 2022 Gold List presents a unique global list curated by the editors of the seven international editions of Condé Nast Traveler in the United States, United Kingdom (United Kingdom), Spain, Italy, in India, the Middle East and China. Forbes noted.

This is the latest worldwide recognition for Bensley Collection-Shinta Mani Wild, an eco-friendly resort located in the heart of Cambodia’s Cardamon Mountains.

“I’m just delighted that Shinta Mani Wild is at the top of the Conde Nast Traveler 2022 Gold List!” It is an honor to receive this title from such a publication, and I am also grateful to Sustainability Queen Juliet Kinsman for championing our good work in Cardamons, ”said Bill Bensley, designer and co-owner of Bensley Collection-Shinta Mani Wild. .

The other 44 properties that made the 2022 Gold List include Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE); Park Hyatt Sydney in Sydney, Australia; Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, Canada; Bulgari Hotel in Beijing, China; Songtsam Lhasa Linka in Tibet, China; Nayara tent camp in Costa Rica; Anassa Hotel in Cyprus; Anassa Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France; Le Bristol in Paris, France; The Vasilicos in Santorini, Greece; Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong; Leela Palace New Delhi in New Delhi, India; Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India; Aman Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan; Lewa Wilderness in Kenya; and Soneva Fushi in the Maldives.

David Steyn, Managing Director of Bensley Collection-Shinta Mani Wild, attributed the success to the efforts in conservation.

“There are many reasons we’ve been so successful, but I think the fact that we’ve put so much money back into conservation is key. Although we have a for-profit entity, that is not the primary focus and we see ourselves more as a social enterprise, ”he said.

Bensley Collection-Shinta Mani Wild sits on 160 acres of land between Cardamon, Bokor and Kirirom National Parks. The resort, Steyn said, “offers the highest level of luxury while striving to protect the environment around it.” It opened three years ago.

International awards that Bensley Collection-Shinta Mani Wild have won in the past include Platinum recognition in the MUSE International Creative and Design Awards; National Geographic Traveler (UK) Big Sleep Awards 2019; Time magazine’s “100 Greatest Destinations on Earth”; CNT List (United Kingdom) 2019; and Harper’s Bazaar Ultimate Travel Guide 2019 (UK): 100 Greatest Experiences in the World.

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