Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh gets Cambodian capital's first subterranean bar

Metropole Underground is an addition to the lively bar scene in Phnom Penh

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh has applied a new facet to the destination’s bar scene with Metropole Underground: the first subterranean bar in Cambodia’s capital.

Inspired by the louche, chic vibe of early 20th Century Paris, Metropole Underground is an addition to the lively bar scene in Phnom Penh.

Discreetly located in the basement of the Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh, the city’s newest international branded luxury hotel, the sophisticated space offers premium drinks, light gourmet bites and nightly live entertainment spanning bands and DJ beats.

The bar, which like the rest of the hotel, is designed by Singapore-based SCDA Architects with interiors by Thai firm PIA Interior, is inspired by the glory days of Parisian art-deco.

The metro system in the French capital was a major inspiration for the bar, with replicas of cast iron detailing from the original Paris Metro integrated into the space and transformed into sculptural and decorative elements.  

The result is a compelling blend of European and Khmer influences.

“Phnom Penh is widely known for the vibrancy of its bar scene. Therefore, we are proud that we can add something new to the mix with Metropole Underground,” said Herman Kemp, General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh. “The design team has done a marvelous job and we’ve got a great roster of live entertainment for guests to enjoy. When you step down into the basement, it’s really like entering a different world.”

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