Siem Reap, Cambodia

Shinta Mani Bensley Collection Pool Villas

An oasis at the heart of Siem Reap

After successfully bringing to life Shinta Mani Shack and Shinta Mani Angkor, Bill’s Shinta Mani partner, Sokoun Chanpreda, had an idea. Why not that the experience a step further, and create a set of luxury Shinta Mani hotels with trademark Bill style?

They went ahead and created the BENSLEY Collection, an exclusive set of villas tucked away under the shade of none other than the Royal Residence’s gardens. It is the true embodiment of Bill’s ideal Siem Reap experience. Each villa is its own oasis with a private 30ft pool, roof terrace, and outdoor bathtub in a private garden and naturally, your own private butler. The design is inspired by Khmer King Jayavarman: an immense sculpture of his swirling robes cover the walls of the villas, indoor and out.

My favorite thing to do here is ask my butler to set up the rooftop terrace sky bed, to sleep under the Khmer stars