Interior, Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh. Restored Art Deco.
Built c.1930, this colonial art deco building is Phnom Penh’s oldest hotel. Khmer Rouge generals took up residence when Phnom Penh fell in April 1975. On their departure, grenades were tossed into the basement and the building was gutted. After extensive renovation the hotel reopened in 1997.