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27/04/2022

Phnom Penh Residence: The Differences Between Hotels and Residences

The term Residence is quite familiar to many people, especially those who work in the accommodation service industry. With the rise of technology and a shift in traveling purposes, both residential buildings and hotels are curated for two different types of visitors. Even though the two offer a similar set of services, there is still a transparent line that sets them apart. Read more to see how different they are and which residence in Phnom Penh you should choose for your next trip.

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The residence is also very different and new to many people in Phnom Penh
The residence is also very different and new to many people in Phnom Penh

What is Residence?

The term Residence is usually catered to a long-term accommodation contract. The residence is a type of accommodation facility setting foot on a large footprint, with a similar look to an apartment on the outside.

From the get-go, the residential buildings have a unique rule for design and layout concept. Each residence mostly comprises a living room, a bedroom, and a kitchen, which are all curated for the needs of long-term guests, families, or a large group of visitors coming over to a city on a trip rather than residing there for good. With that in mind, a stellar residence should provide a cozy and comfortable atmosphere like a home away from home without sacrificing the basic, standard amenities for a long stay which usually lasts over a week.

 

The residence is suitable for long trips with a large number of passengers
The residence is suitable for long trips with a large number of passengers

What Is the Difference Between a Residence and a Hotel? 

Design and Living Space

Most hotel rooms are not equipped with a chef’s kitchen, standard cooking utensils, or a stovetop. However, you are likely to find most of these things in a Residence. The purpose of a Residence is to accommodate a large group of guests with a long stay time. So think Residence a home away from with a modern, stylish architecture designed with convenience and the best comfort of home in mind.

Purpose of Stay

Unlike a regular hotel room that mainly accommodates sleeping, resting, and working purpose, a residence usually welcomes guests on a long staycation, a business trip, or a long weekend getaway with their families.

On the flip side, hotel rooms are mostly dedicated to a short vacation that mostly lasts within a 3-day window on average. However, the stay time may fluctuate amongst cities where stay time is tied to activities and travel season.

Capacity

A standard hotel room is usually designed for a maximum capacity of two guests. Work your way to those options on the higher end of the price spectrum and you’ll find a maximum capacity of four people or more.

However, a residence can host up to 12 people at once depending on the size of the living space.

Amenities and Services

On top of the basic amenities such as a TV, a well-cared bathroom, a hygiene kit, bedding, and a workspace that you mostly see in a standard hotel, a residence is stocked up with extra amenities including laundry, a cooking space, or a living room to provide a hassle-free staycation that usually lasts a week.

On the flip side, hotel managers will spruce up their brands with a top-notch collection of leisure and entertainment services including a bar lounge, a sublime restaurant (or more), a charter service, tour desks, valet, or even a wine cellar that cannot be seen in a residence.

Comfort

The purpose of a residence is to provide its guests with the best comfort of home. And therefore, a residence is likely to do a much better job in introducing a home-away-from-home experience. This is reflected through the thoughtful design and layout which includes plenty of functional rooms such as a living room, bedroom, kitchen, and dining space, as well as a fitness gym, swimming pools, and laundry area.

A residence may not put the design into overdrive but it sheds the light on the collection of convenience and comfort. On the flip side, most residence buildings look much alike with an absence of personality and concept compared to hotels.

Meanwhile, the competition amongst hotels is on the rise, leaving the heavyweights a big playground to invest in their themes and concepts, eco-friendly practices, hospitality and services, tours and experiences, as well as food and beverage features.

Atmosphere

While hotels offer a better connection among travelers alike, a residence focuses on privacy and comfort. Thanks to a big investment in promoting the local culture through the design concept and architecture, staying in a hotel brings you closer to the land you’re visiting.

Meanwhile, a residence is steeped in a contemporary, stylish, and modern concept using tech-smart devices with refined privacy for each guest’s stay.

 

Residence vs Hotel is different on many points
Residence vs Hotel is different on many points

 

 

HOTEL

RESIDENCE

Design and Living Space

More diverse with a strong local touch.

Modern, stylish, and contemporary.

Purpose of Stay

Leisure and business purposes.

Staycation, a long weekend getaway, business purposes.

Capacity

Up to four or six people.

Up to 12 people.

Amenities and Services

Catered to short leisure stays including local culture and experiences, food and beverages, and designs.

Catered to long staycation with the best comfort of home including a fitness center, swimming pools, laundry rooms, and car park.

Comfort

Sufficient comfort for a short stay.

Home away from home comfort for a long stay.

Atmosphere

Cozy and colorful with a local touch and a sharing concept.

Private, modern, tech-savvy.

 

Thanks to these benefits of Residence, it has grown and is more popular today
Thanks to these benefits of Residence, it has grown and is more popular today

 

Luxcity Hotel & Apartment is one of the Phnom Penh Residences that many travelers love
Luxcity Hotel & Apartment is one of the Phnom Penh Residences that many travelers love

Both hotels and residential buildings are similar but not identical. Choosing the right one for your next trip relies on your primary travel purpose and length of stay. If you’re wondering which residence is the best choice for your upcoming trip to Phnom Penh, don’t overlook Luxcity Hotel & Apartment.

Studio Twin
  • Capacity: 2 Adults
  • Size: 39m²-53m²

The light and airy Studio Twin Rooms offer a wide range of twin beds, ideal for all types of travelers to enjoy the spacious and comfortable room.

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Sky Villa
  • Capacity: 8 Adults
  • Size: 622m²

A spacious foyer, airy sitting room, spacious bedroom, private study and chic dining room combined to create an undeniably versatile and elegant accommodation.

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Studio Queen
  • Capacity: 2 Adults
  • Size: 39m²-53m²

The light and airy Studio Queen Rooms offer a wide range of king-size beds, ideal for all types of travelers to enjoy the spacious and comfortable rooms

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Deluxe Premium
  • Capacity: 2 Adults
  • Size: 75m²

The Deluxe Premium are spacious one-bed suites perfectly suitable for couples seeking private space. Each king- bed suite contains a large living room and bedroom, entrance foyer, and ample closet space.

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Executive Residence
  • Capacity: 2 Adults
  • Size: 79m²

Exquisitely refined and supremely comfortable. Each suite provides you with an airy living room, a gracefully designed bedroom and panoramic views of Phnom Penh skyline that are very ideal for guests to feel as living at home.

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Duplex Suite
  • Capacity: 8 Adults
  • Size: 393m²

A spacious foyer, airy sitting room, spacious bedroom, private study and chic dining room combined to create an undeniably versatile and elegant accommodation.

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Deluxe Classic
  • Capacity: 2 Adults
  • Size: 50m²-68m²

The light and airy Classic Rooms offer a wide range of king-size beds, ideal for all types of travelers to enjoy spacious and comfortable rooms

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