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Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor and Raffles Dubai - Home to Some of the World’s Most Spectacular Swimming Pools

Press Release   •   Feb 08, 2011 09:00 SGT

Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor and Raffles Dubai's stunning swimming pools have once again been chosen as one the world’s most spectacular swimming pools in 2011 by MSN Travel.

Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor’s 35-metre pool, with crystal clear waters and set in a lush garden setting is perfect for relaxing in after a day at the temples, starting off the morning energized with laps or lounging beside while enjoying a revitalizing cocktail or even a poolside massage. For non-swimmers or little ones who want to keep cool, there is a smaller pool, thoughtfully designed with two stone lion fountains to keep it replenished and refreshing.

"You'll literally feel like royalty when you take a dip at the Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia…The pool is the kingdom's largest and was inspired - both in design and proportion - by the ancient bathing pools of the Khmer kings at the temple of Phimeanakas at Angkor". Alyssa Schwartz, Editor, MSN Travel Canada. 

"What better place for taking in Dubai's panoramic skyline than the Raffles Dubai pool".  In addition to offering stunning views of the skyline, Raffles Dubai’s pool also overlooks the hotel’s tropical Botanical Garden.  Special features at the pool include a technological marvel that keeps the pool deck cool for bare feet even in the height of summer, two counter-current pools for residents who seek a more challenging water workout and a unique water clock, reminiscent of ancient Egyptian times, indicates the time of the day with spouts of water. 

So take the plunge - literally - and check out the gallery of the most stunning swimming pools on the planet.

Raffles Hotels & Resorts was formed in 1989 to restore, redevelop and manage the world-famous Raffles Hotel. This lays the foundation for Raffles Hotels & Resorts to become a world-class international hotel management company.