Baby Elephant makes the ‘Two Can Travel’ unique accommodation pick for Cambodia

Baby Elephant makes the ‘Two Can Travel’ unique accommodation pick for Cambodia

Our ethical hotel in Siem Reap has made the list for the best unique accommodation options in Cambodia!

We are loving the options on the ‘Two Can Travel’ lost of unique accommodation list as well!

The writers of this great travel blog are well-versed travellers and expats, always looking for amazing experiences. Thanks Jen and Stevo for featuring Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel.

You can find us under the Siem Reap section. Read more <a href=”http://twocantravel.com/unique-accommodation-in-cambodia/”>here</a>.

 

 

 

Interview: Erlijn Bakker Joins As Baby Elephant Yoga Teacher

Interview: Erlijn Bakker Joins As Baby Elephant Yoga Teacher

Join us for Erlijn’s first class tonight at 6PM.

We are thrilled to welcome Holland’s Erlijn Bakker to the Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel yoga family. Erlijn will be introducing a style of yoga to Siem Reap which is currently popular in Europe at the moment called Yin Yang yoga. Read on to learn some more about her approach to yoga and to learn more before your next class.

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“Generally my classes are energizing and calming at the same time, full of positive & calming energy”

What styles of yoga will you be a teaching and why do you enjoy teaching these styles?

Vinyasa flow, Hatha, Yin/Yang yoga and Ashtanga. I love the combination and the diversity of all of them. I enjoy teaching something different every day. I really love teaching the dynamic and creative part of Vinyasa, the deepening character of Hatha, the balancing part of Yin and/or Yin Yang, and the powerful and structural part in Ashtanga.

What were you doing before you became a yoga teacher?

Before I became a teacher I was working in Holland as a musician, singer, performer and actress. I also worked in different positions within the hospitality industry.

Erlijn Bakker yoga siem reap

Is there one sentence you could use to sum up your love for yoga (and/or meditation)?

I love the sense of connection and awareness I have found in yoga. Becoming aware of, and making connection with, not only yourself, but also others, nature and your surroundings.

How do you feel travellers can benefit from yoga?

Traveling is amazing but it can also be very chaotic, hectic and overwhelming. I think taking a yoga class can be a very useful tool to stay close to yourself and (re)connect. Calming the mind from all the impulses it has to process and staying physically active as well.

Erlijn’s first class is Yin Yang Yoga on the rooftop tonight at 6PM

What can people expect from your classes?

The nature of class is depending on what class you attend! But generally my classes are energizing and calming at the same time, full of positive & calming energy. Focused on trying to listen to your own body and its needs.

What’s on your bucket list? What are your goals and dreams?

My goal in life is to spread a little bit of positive energy everywhere I go and every place I have left. I love feeling satisfied at the end of the day with my contribution to my own and others’ moments of happiness. Besides that I have a lot of things on my bucket list: learning how to dance salsa properly, learning how to surf and do rock climbing, visiting the Northern Lights, and learning new languages are just some of them.

“Give at least one compliment to yourself and to someone else every day.”

What’s your favourite plant/animal/colour/movie?

Favourite plant is a palm tree. It reminds me of tropical surroundings, and for some reason palm trees always made me smile as a kid. My favourite colour is deep green, because it reminds me of forests and nature.

While you are living here, what are some of the things you can’t you wait to go and see in Cambodia?

I love to explore the countryside, riding through the rice fields, visiting Cambodia’s beautiful pagodas and temples. A trip to Sihanoukville is also something I would like to do.

What is a social or environmental cause you are passionate about?

I am passionate about rehabilitating nature’s original vegetation, being involved in saving animals from extinction and projects that are empowering for women.

BABY ELEPHANT CLASS SCHEDULE:
Tuesday 6PM Hatha or Vinyasa Yoga
Thursday 6PM Yin Yang Yoga
Sunday 10AM Ashtanga Yoga

What is a fun fact about you that people don’t know?

I drink tea when I shower.

What is a Siem Reap secret you want to share with the travellers of the world?

The roasted pumpkin sandwich at Sister Srey Cafe. It’s very good!

Siem Reap is very spiritual, making it a perfect place to deepen your yoga and meditation practice.

What is one skill that you think people should learn/ practice every day?

Giving at least one compliment to yourself and to someone else every day.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Be kind to yourself and others and cherish all the little things and people that make you smile! ☺️

BABY ELEPHANT CLASS SCHEDULE:
Tuesday 6PM Hatha or Vinyasa Yoga
Thursday 6PM Yin Yang Yoga
Sunday 10AM Ashtanga Yoga

‘Pretty Brown Nomad’ finds herself at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel

‘Pretty Brown Nomad’ finds herself at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel

Thank you to Tali at Pretty Brown Nomad for her recent blog post about Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel.

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Planning to stay with us at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel? The secret when booking is to book direct! Book your stay at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel direct on our website and enjoy:

  • The best deals on tours and transport
  • Savings on extra services
  • The best prices on room rates

We look forward to seeing you soon! Or kun cheran.

“When I arrived in Siem Reap, Cambodia I initially had a few struggles with finding accommodations that were reasonably priced, while offering me the high-speed internet that I needed to get my work done.

After fumbling around a few places that couldn’t live up to my desires, I found myself at Elephant Baby Boutique Hotel.”

Read more on her blog here: http://prettybrownnomad.com/1039-2/

Siem Reap spa and hotel partnership brings new opportunity for wellness travel in Cambodia

Siem Reap spa and hotel partnership brings new opportunity for wellness travel in Cambodia

Monday May 29 2017 Press Release
Siem Reap spa and hotel partnership brings new opportunity for wellness travel in Cambodia

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Planning to stay with us at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel? The secret when booking is to book direct! Book your stay at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel direct on our website and enjoy:

  • The best deals on tours and transport
  • Savings on extra services
  • The best prices on room rates

We look forward to seeing you soon! Or kun cheran.

Siem Reap’s hippest independent hotel and the temple town’s most accomplished independent spa have joined forces to bring outstanding wellness and relaxation experiences to holiday-makers in Cambodia.

With a beautiful, fresh and luxurious design to match the mid-century tropical decor of Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel’s existing facilities, the new Lemongrass Garden Spa at Baby Elephant becomes part of the hotel’s expanding list of top-quality guest services.

“We’re excited to be partnering with Lemongrass Garden. We have enjoyed their services personally, and we look forward to offering our guests the best massages and wellness treatments in town. With regular yoga classes, vegan cuisine and lots of healthy options to be enjoyed in our gorgeous hotel grounds, Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel is the perfect destination for retreat and wellness travellers,” Baby Elephant’s Marketing Director Ilana Tulloch said.

The Lemongrass Garden Spa at Baby Elephant facility is set at the back of the hotel, in a tranquil area surrounded by fragrant flowers and an organic edible garden. It will offer a wide range of rejuvenating treatments including massage, facials and more, all using natural, predominantly vegan treatments.

Spa directors Daniel Venn and Borey Bunhang have a shared 16 years of experience in wellness, and have provided beauty and massage to more than 70,000 satisfied customers in Siem Reap.

“We are so excited to work alongside the superb Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel, which shares our values and work ethic,” says Daniel. “It feels like the right direction as we begin to focus more on healthy lifestyle choices and customer wellness; Baby Elephant is just the perfect match. We cannot wait to see what fresh ideas this collaboration will produce.”

Siem Reap is undergoing rapid changes, with exciting new ideas and innovations emerging across segments, creating enriching opportunities and experiences for travellers keen on immersing themselves in Cambodia’s culture, food, and more. Wellness and retreat travellers are looking to our magical little temple town as an alternative destination to Cambodia’s increasingly expensive neighbours.

Siem Reap is only six kilometres from TripAdvisor’s most popular landmark, Angkor Wat. While in the past the town has been seen as a bucket-list destination, international travellers are now drawn back to the town’s magical personality, and the smorgasbord of opportunities to experience the soul of Cambodia and to enjoy the amazing value and quality on offer in hospitality, tourism and wellness.

Lemongrass Garden Spa and Baby Elephant are both renowned for their commitment to staff wellbeing and the creation of employment, training and job opportunities, enabling staff to rise out of poverty and become exceptional hospitality and wellness industry professionals.

Cambodia is one of the poorest nations in Southeast Asia, but when tourists choose to spend their money with tourism organisations that operate ethically, communities truly benefit.

Lemongrass Garden Spa at Baby Elephant Launch Event for Media and Friends

Please join us to celebrate the opening of the Lemongrass Garden Spa at Baby Elephant.

Date: Thursday May 25, 2017
Time: 7.00-9.00pm
Details: A reception with entertainment, complimentary sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres, to celebrate the launch of the new Lemongrass Garden Spa at Baby Elephant. Prizes will be on offer, including a spa vacation package at Baby Elephant, and free massages will be available.

For press enquiries, please contact:
Ilana Tulloch, Managing Partner & Marketing Director
Telephone: +855 7776 9126
E-mail: ilana@babyelephant.asia
www.babyelephant.asia

NOTES TO EDITORS
About Lemongrass Garden Spa

Lemongrass Garden Spa at Baby Elephant provides a fully trained and professional team, offering not only the best massage in Siem Reap, but in the region. Explore a menu of relaxing beauty- and health-oriented treatments, and discover why Lemongrass Garden has become the most popular day spa in Siem Reap. After visiting Angkor Wat and other surrounding temples, what better way to relax and enjoy yet more Cambodian culture than by indulging in a traditional massage, or to feel reborn with wonderful health and beauty treatments, at Lemongrass Garden Spa?

About Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel

With a passion for modern Cambodia, Baby Elephant is a vibrant independent boutique hotel located in a peaceful area of Siem Reap, only a short tuk-tuk ride or leisurely stroll away from the famous Pub Street and Night Market. Baby Elephant has 25 air-conditioned rooms, all tastefully designed and decorated, and featuring comfortable beds with high-quality linen. With the facilities and services of an international hotel, Baby Elephant offers peace of mind with 24-hour reception and night security. Offering yoga, cooking classes, an extensive food and beverage option and now a Lemongrass Garden Spa onsite, Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel is an excellent choice for wellness travellers, vacationers and their families. Baby Elephant has worked with artists such as Ranon Phal, Geoff Greenwood and Tamara Venn on branding, photography and art projects which reflect the hotel’s commitment to locally-produced art.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

Thursday May 11

7PM The Baby Elephant Gin Appreciation Society #3 | The Full Moon Apothecary

INVITING ALL FOREST NYMPHS & DRUIDS FOR HERBAL AND BOTANICAL CONCOCTIONS, A GARDEN PARTY, A MEDIEVAL BBQ & FULL MOON MAGICK.

Excellent Deals Direct

Planning to stay with us at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel? The secret when booking is to book direct! Book your stay at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel direct on our website and enjoy:

  • The best deals on tours and transport
  • Savings on extra services
  • The best prices on room rates

We look forward to seeing you soon! Or kun cheran.

After our star-studded Baby Elephant Gin Appreciation Society popup event in March, led by Phnom Penh’s premier mixologist from the legendary cocktail bar Le Boutier, we’re back at 7pm this Thursday 11 May for an all-healing full-moon edition of our evenings of gin-loving antics.

Brewed as it is from numerous botanicals, gin has been used for its natural healing properties for hundreds of years. So as the full moon prepares to shine down on the spiritual town of Siem Reap, buzzing with mystical energy and renowned for its mesmerising temples at the Angkor Wat complex, what better opportunity could there be to roll out our full moon gin party?

Join us as we bathe under the moonlight, with wood nymphs and other pagan creatures, and try some delicious healing tinctures. The Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel team will be showcasing three tasty, original cocktails with healing properties, plus a variety of innovative gin and tonic recipes. You can beat the gin-induced hunger pangs with snacks including recipes from Jakarta’s Slam Dunk Sandwich Co., previously headed up by Baby Elephant’s very own Adam and Ilana – we’ll also have some special pagan tunes to set the scene and, if you fancy something just a tad more conventional, our standard cocktail and drinks list will also be available.

This month’s Gin Appreciation Society event takes place at 7pm on Thursday 11 May. Hotel residents are welcome to join us, as well as visitors staying elsewhere, expats and locals – but numbers for the event are strictly limited, and reservations are essential. To secure your place, please e-mail bookings@babyelephant.asia.

New to the Baby Elephant Gin Appreciation Society? Here’s the inside scoop: we’re unashamedly jumping on the bandwagon of the gin fever sweeping the region (and the world) – yet which oddly hasn’t yet made huge waves in Siem Reap – and declaring our love for botanicals. Baby Elephant’s monthly Gin Appreciation Society is a casual yet impassioned meeting of gin-lovers, allowing us to embark on a journey of discovery together.

Chile Food Fair | Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel Siem Reap

Sunday May 14

4PM Viva Chile! Food Fair

DON’T MISS OUT ON OUR AUTHENTIC CHILEAN FOOD FAIR AT BABY ELEPHANT.

Cooking classes and demonstrations – Chilean wines and cocktails – street foods and small bites – traditional sweets and more!

Baby Elephant’s intern, Melody, is a Chilean culinary arts student. She has been working alongside Head Chef Hoyha learning about Cambodian cuisine for the past 4 months – but now it’s her turn to show Chef Hoyha what Chilean food is all about! Melody and Chef Hoyha will be showing Siem Reap some of the delicious food from Melody’s far-away nation.

Come and try the street foods, small bites, sweets and drinks that are famous in Chile! We will have vegan options and food that the kids will enjoy.

This event is for the whole family, so bring the kids and enjoy the pool.

HOT TIP:
In Chile you would have to travel the entire country to have the foods we will be presenting in one place! Instead – you can just drop into Baby Elephant and sample away.

About Chilean Cuisine:

Chilean cuisine stems mainly from the combination of traditional Spanish cuisine, Chilean Indigenous Mapuche culture and local ingredients, with later important influences from other European cuisines, particularly from Germany, Italy and France. The food tradition and recipes in Chile are notable for the variety of flavours and ingredients, with the country’s diverse geography and climate hosting a wide range of agricultural produce, fruits and vegetables.

Chile is one of the world’s largest producers of wine and many Chilean recipes are enhanced and accompanied by local wines.

  • SOPAIPILLAS CON PEBRE
  • SANDWICH CHACARERO
  • ALFAJORES CON MANJAR
  • COMPLETOS
  • EMPANADAS DE PINO
  • EMPANADAS DE VEGGIE Y QUESO
  • EMPANADAS VEGANAS
  • KUCHEN DE BERRIES
  • AND MORE

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