The Vision Behind the Collection
The One Hotel Collection is the creation of American hotelier Martin Dishman.
After a twenty-year career in California, Martin moved to Southeast Asia and lent his talents to Bed Management Company, the visionary enterprise behind some of the region’s most unique hotels and lifestyle experiences, such as Bangkok’s Bed Supperclub. His primary role at Bed was as General Manager of the Shinta Mani Hotel and Institute of Hospitality in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
After falling in love with the people, culture and exciting contemporary scenes of the region, Martin decided to embark upon his lifelong dream of launching his own collection of hospitality properties – places that would embody his passion, his creative vision, his drive to introduce new concepts imbued with personality, artistry and a welcoming atmosphere.
The first such property was Linga Bar, which quickly became a hit for its hip but relaxed style, its perfectly mixed cocktails and its blending of the local vibe with cosmopolitan personality. Within a very short time, Linga Bar was winning acclaim from the New York Times, Lonely Planet, Travel+Leisure and many others.
Building on the success of his style-savvy bar, Martin sought out the opportunity to create his first hotel. A one-room hotel, The One Hotel Angkor opened opposite Linga Bar to rave guest reviews. Combining a unique design and delivering every element of a great hotel room, Martin and his creative team brought elegance and style to the Old Market area in Siem Reap. To exceed guest expectation, visitors are greeted with an iBook computer, built-in stereo stystem, open-air rooftop shower and Jacuzzi, and a mobile phone, with the hotel staff on speed dial. A key part of the experience, it is the individualized service that makes The One Hotel feel like home.
Now in development and soon to be unveiled for guests, Martin's next two properties are Hotel Be Angkor and Linga Spa, both located in an adjacent building to The One Hotel. Hotel Be Angkor offers three rooms that will set a new creative standard in Siem Reap. Each room features interior inspiration from a different local artist – extending across the bedroom area, living area, balcony and/or rooftop terrace. Linga Spa, dedicated especially to men, will feature a range of relaxing treatments from Traditional Khmer Massage to body scrubs and facials.
Currently, all properties of The One Hotel Collection properties are located in Siem Reap, but we are in the process of expanding our brands throughout the region – Indochina and Thailand. Our unique style, quality and sense of customer service would be at home in many of the fascinating locales in this vibrant region. Martin and his team look forward bringing the experiences of The One Collection to other, equally alluring destinations.
The One Hotel Collection strives to create something totally unique in the world of corporate, cookie-cutter hotels and lame attempts at the boutique hotel concept. It is a challenge that Martin and his team love to tackle. But delivering a fantastic experience for the guests and customers of The One Hotel Collection is only a part of the mission. The other mission is to make a difference in the work through our actions and interactions with our employees, business partners and local organizations.