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November 1, 2010updated Mar 11, 2013

Raffles Supports Phnom Penh ‘Mekong Sessions’

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine, 25

Raffles Hotel Le Royal commits its supports for the Mekong Sessions, a landmark event for the city of Phnom Penh featuring a series of prominent concerts by music stalwarts and icons. Legendary songwriter, singer and poet Leonard Cohen will launch the Mekong Sessions with a benefit concert on 27 November at Phnom Penh’s Olympic Stadium, in aid of the Cambodian Red Cross and Cambodian persons with a disability.

Richard Schestak, General Manager of Raffles Hotel Le Royal, commented, “The Mekong Sessions will demonstrate that Cambodia and the city of Phnom Penh has the ability to welcome world travelers and high profile events. Raffles Hotel Le Royal Phnom Penh continues to be committed to promoting art and culture in Phnom Penh and we are pleased to be a partner of the Mekong Sessions.”

Cambodia is one of the fastest developing boutique destinations in the world with visitor arrivals on an upward trend since 2003. It is also developing its potential as one of the cultural and concert hubs of South East Asia.

Travel packages for “Leonard Cohen Live in Phnom Penh” are available from Exotissimo Travel, a leading travel company in Southeast Asia.

Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh has been lending support to art and cultural pursuits since 1997. The luxury hotel regularly showcases artwork by emerging artists at its art gallery and has recently established, with the collaboration of the National Archives of Cambodia, a gallery of historical photos at Writers Bar, contributed by foreign correspondents who were in Phnom Penh in the 1970s.

www.raffles.com

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