Travel news: Belmond reopens in Siem Reap; Only You Madrid opening offer; and more

Plus: New Oberoi opens its doors in India, fresh budget-hotel option in Dubai and bigger Thai villas to cater to demand.

The pool at Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor in Siem Reap. The hotel has reopened after a renovation. Courtesy Belmond
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Only You Madrid opening offer

Visitors to Madrid can now check in to the Only You Hotel Atocha, Madrid, which is the city's second hotel from Spanish boutique-hotel brand Only You – the other hotel is in the Chueca neighbourhood. The new designer hotel has 205 rooms across seven floors in a converted historic building near the Atocha train station. The hotel currently has an opening offer of €172.50 (Dh669) per night, including taxes. For more information, visit

Belmond reopens in Siem Reap

The luxury-travel company formerly known as Orient Express has reopened its hotel in Cambodia, the Belmond La Résidence d'Angkor in Siem Reap, following a full refurbishment. The hotel is now all suites, with fully redesigned interiors decorated with traditional hardwood furnishings and contemporary Cambodian art. There's also a new library, a saltwater swimming pool, a restaurant serving organic food and an outdoor dining space. Double rooms cost from Dh1,174 per night, including taxes. Visit

New Oberoi opens its doors in India

Visitors to the north Indian city of Chandigarh can now check into the luxurious Oberoi Sukhvilas in the nearby Siswan Forest Range, which comprises more than 3,000 hectares of protected forest in the foothills of the Himalayas. A spa will open in January. Double rooms cost from 25,740 rupees (Dh1,401) per night, including taxes. For more information, visit

Fresh budget-hotel option in Dubai

The British budget-hotel company Premier Inn has opened its sixth property in the UAE at Dubai's Ibn Battuta Mall. The 372-room property is directly linked to the mall and close to the Metro station. Rooms are from 18 square metres and cost from Dh225 per night, including taxes. For more information, visit

Bigger Thai villas to cater to demand

A selection of new family-size villas opened in Phuket this week as part of the luxury Iniala Beach House resort, which opened in 2014. The new Iniala Shores villas sleep up to 12 people and are located on a private estate. Villas cost from US$1,675 (Dh6,152) per night, including taxes. For more information, visit