With sweeping views of the Mekong River and all the comforts demanded of today's modern traveler, the Foreign Correspondents Club in Phnom Penh offers eight rooms and harmonizes classic French colonial architecture with modern functionality and casual elegance.
Renovated from a French colonial-era villa, the FCC Phnom Penh offers nine spacious, comfortable rooms overlooking the Mekong River to the East and the National Museum to thw West. Each room is meticulously outfitted with free high-speed internet and the latest modern conveniences. See photos of the FCC in Phnom Penh.
The FCC story begins in June 1992 when a group of intrepid and inspired folk decided to share in Cambodia's redevelopment after years of suffering and sadness. Combining sensitivity, style and design with a deep-rooted understanding and appreciated of Cambodia's unique and magical past, Indochina Assets Ltd (IAL) - the FCC's holding company - prides itself in welcoming dignitaries, celebrities and numerous travellers and local patrons. The group also manages The Quay Hotel in Phnom Penh as well.
This accommodation provider has taken action to address one or more issues (whether environmental, social or cultural) which will contribute positively to the long term viability of the destination and hence their site displays a Caring for the destination rating.
Main area of focus in Caring for the Destination:
Environmental Initiatives and Community Support
Detailed description of the Caring for the Destination Initiative:
The FCC Phnom Penh has an earnest commitment to carbon neutrality. By monitoring and reducing thier carbon emissions as well as investing in cardon offsets, the FCC is setting a precedent as one of the first businesses in Cambodia to completely offset its ommission through working with GERES.
FCC Cambodia aims to give something back to the community they operate within and are proud to support the following organisations:
In January 2000, at the initiative of a small group of expatriate players, Khmer rugby was established with kids from an NGO, Pour un Sourire d'Enfant, "For A Child's Smile", caring for children living on the rubbish dumps of Phnom Penh.
The kids' passion for the game led The Secrétaire-Générale of the National Commission for UNESCO, Mrs. Tan Theany, to propose that this be included in the 'Associated Schools Program' of UNESCO in Cambodia.
Since that time other shelters and schools have been established in various parts of Cambodia following the same model established in Phnom Penh and rugby has now become an institutionalised part of UNESCO's program activities in Cambodia.
Family Care Cambodia
The goal of Family Care Cambodia is to improve the quality of life for orphans and abandoned children in Phnom Penh. They provide educational materials and motivational programs in institutions, schools and hospitals, both government and private, in effort to improve the educational development of Cambodian youth as well as provide training and educational materials for local teachers and educators.
For more information, please visit: http://www.familycare.org/network/a08.htm
ChildSafe is a child protection network in Cambodia. Cambodian taxi-drivers (motodops and tuk-tuks), guesthouses, hotels, restaurants, and Internet cafes are the active members of this network. ChildSafe partners have been carefully selected, trained, tested and monitored to protect the children of Cambodia from all forms of abuse.
For more information, please visit www.childsafe-cambodia.org