Amber Kampot, a high-end resort, broke ground last week in the riverside town with developers hoping it will help meet demand in the underserved luxury hospitality sector.
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The resort is expected to be finished in the third quarter of 2020.
Taihei Yamada, founder of Amber International Holdings, an international hospitality development firm, said the team behind the development has combined their passion for exploration with decades of cross-disciplinary expertise to provide an unparalleled travel experience and strong returns for their investors.
“Our multinational team of researchers and interdisciplinary experts have travelled the globe in search of undiscovered locations offering unique travel experiences, along with great potential for fast growth in the immediate future.
“We look forward to introducing a resort that combines the calm of luxury with the excitement of the unknown, helping people reawaken their adventure spirit while providing attractive returns for our investors,” Mr Yamada said.
Kampot is expected to bring in 1.9 million tourists and $13 million in international tourism receipts in 2019 alone, while the Kampot Ferry Terminal, now under construction, is expected to bring in an additional 442,000 visitors by 2022.
The resort is currently offering investment opportunities, including exclusive pool suites and villas.