Shinta Mani Hotels

Delivering experiences that change lives for guests and surrounding communities.

Shinta Mani Hotels are designed by co-owner Bill Bensley whom Architectural Digest calls ‘a pioneer in sustainable hotel design.’

Each small property reflects its natural and cultural environment, providing heartfelt hospitality that supports the people, animals and ecosystems of Cambodia through the Shinta Mani Foundation.

Shinta Mani Wild

Shinta Mani Wild is a radical new fusion of world-class design, all-inclusive hospitality and conservation. Guests make a real difference in protecting unique and endangered species.


At Wild, everything is included (except the guest’s helicopter). Meals, adventures, drinks, wellness treatments etc. Shinta Mani Wild has spent time crafting a unique experience for guests in the Cambodian jungle. Wild Tents are $1,900++ per couple per night with a minimum 3 nights stay and Waterfall Tent rates are available on request.

Adventure Butlers

Part guide, part friend, part magician, Adventure Butlers anticipate a guests every need. Finding unforgettable activities to suit guests’ tastes and fitness, these men and women accompany guests on all their adventures, from motorbike rides to boat trips. Not to mention the classic butler role: unpacking and packing luggage and fulfilling ad-hoc requests.

Shinta Mani Wild A Bensley Collection
Prey Praseth Village, Ou Bak Rothed Commune, Kampong Seila District Preah Sihanouk Province, Cambodia
+855 87 656 152

Shinta Mani Angkor and Bensley Collection Pool Villas

An upscale boutique property created by Bill Bensley, this exceptional hotel enjoys a tranquil and leafy setting within the French Quarter of Siem Reap. Bensley has conjured a very special way to live, and sleep, through these regal two-levelled residences, set in lush private gardens. The intuitive Bensley Adventure Butlers are there when needed, invisible when they’re not. Traditionally trained and endlessly resourceful, butlers work miracles with a smile.

A percentage of guests daily room rate is donated by the resort to the non-profit Shinta Mani Foundation created by the owner, to support their health, education and development programmes for the less fortunate in the community.

Khmer Tonics

Khmer Tonics Spa is a sanctuary of serenity and a haven of refuge where well-being, good health and wholeness are restored.


Shinta Mani Angkor and Bensley Collection Pool Villas offers an incredible choice of culinary delights to fulfil guests every desire. Kroya by Chef Chanrith offers modern Khmer cuisine and Baitong serves an all-day dining experience.

Bensley Collection Pool Villas

Having brought to life Shinta Mani Angkor, Bensley wanted to take the Shinta Mani experience to a more luxurious proposition, so he created an exclusive set of 10 villas with private pools. Set within the Shinta Mani Angkor Gardens, the Bensley Collection Pool Villas have their own facilities and Bensley Butlers to look after guests every need.

Shinta Mani Angkor Rooms

Shinta Mani Angkor rooms are complete with minimal chic interiors and accessories.

Features and amenities

Twin or king sized, bed flat screen LCD TVs, complimentary Room Wi-Fi, coffee and tea facilities, rain shower, in-room safe, fitness center.

Angkor Superior

Superior rooms are located on the first floor of the hotel and offer comfortable and stylish accommodation with modern facilities.

Artwork showcasing the images of Angkor complements the modern, minimalist and chic interiors which also feature handcrafted lamps and accessories.

Angkor Deluxe

The Angkor Deluxe rooms which can accommodate an extra bed are perfect for family getaways or couples who enjoy extra living space.

Bayon Room

Bayon Rooms are located within footsteps of the swimming pool and tropical surrounds, or on the first floor of the courtyard style resort and have balcony views over the swimming pool and tropical gardens.

Bayon Junior Suite

The Bayon Junior Suites are located on the second floor of the resort with balcony views of the swimming pool and tropical gardens.

Bayon Executive Suite

The Bayon Executive Suites are located on the second floor with balcony views of the urban streetscape.

Shinta Mani Angkor and Bensley Collection Pool Villas
Junction of Oum Khun & 14th Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Shinta Mani Mustang – ‘A Plain of Aspiration’

A bespoke, luxurious, cultural and spiritual adventure in the remote, magical Kingdom of Mustang awaits with the opening of the all-inclusive Shinta Mani Mustang – A Bensley Collection in Nepal on May 1, 2023.

Designed by Bensley, Shinta Mani Mustang perches high above the town of Jomsom at the gateway of Mustang, an isolated kingdom in Nepal, forbidden to outsiders for centuries. This almost mythical region, hidden in the Kali Gandaki valley between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, is one of the deepest valleys and most unusual places in the world.

Shinta Mani Mustang – A Bensley Collection will be an all-inclusive experience, with the guests’ journey curated to provide the most remarkable 360-degree, luxury experience in the Himalayas; one of the most unique and preserved regions in the world. “Mustang” in Tibetan, translates to “Plain of Aspiration”. It is bordered by the Tibetan plateau with an elevation that rises from 1,372 to 8,167 meters above sea level.

29 Environmentally-friendly rooms are designed in local materials stone, slate, and wood based on traditional Tibetan homes, and adorned with locally-sourced, soft natural fabrics. Well-appointed rooms come with indulgent ensuite bathrooms and huge floor-to-ceiling windows delivering panoramic views, and Nilgiri Mountain as the backdrop to every guest’s stay. Rooms have an open-plan bedroom combined with a living area and a separate full bathroom.

Shinta Mani Hotels are designed by co-owner Bill Bensley whom Architectural Digest calls ‘a pioneer in sustainable hotel design.’

Culinary options at Shinta Mani Mustang will include the 60-seat Nilgiri Restaurant, named after the majestic mountain it looks out onto and a large outdoor dining patio where modern Nepal cuisine and western cuisine will be served, using locally sourced and foraged produce. The Aara Bar is named after a local Tibetan/Sherpa liquor. The mixed use activity room can be used for meetings, presentation or yoga and exercise classes.

The Wellness Center comprises two exquisite treatment suites with floor to ceiling windows facing the mountains; each with a hot plunge pool, steam room, sauna, shower and massage beds. The Tibetan wellness programme will be developed by a local 11th generation doctor using traditional herbal medicine.

Design and Sustainability

Prior to opening, design genius Bensley will add his creative magic to the resort. Interiors will incorporate warm coloured fabrics and materials to reflect the rich tones of the surrounding landscape, which can be viewed from every window of the property. Huge fire pits on the outdoor terrace will allow guests to admire millions of stars in the night sky in warmth as the temperatures dip. Inside, every area will be complemented by the artwork of the late artist Robert Powell, a friend of Bill’s who drew the regions vernacular architecture in incredible detail.

In his typical upcycling style and with his sustainable mind-set, Bill has used recycled materials that he has repurposed into unique new furniture.

Discover the Buddhist Kingdom

Ancient villages like Marpha, Jhong, Thini and Kagbeni and monasteries like Zharkot are spread across the majestic Himalayas practicing century-old traditions. Upper Mustang, the last Buddhist Kingdom to open its doors to the world, is today the place to discover the Tibetan Plateau and Tibetan Buddhist Culture.

Explore the Sky Caves – Mustang Caves

Thousands of man-made caves lay on the step mountain valleys of Mustang, approximately 50 meters above the Kali Gandaki River. The 2,000-year- old Buddhist sculptures and paintings found inside are a mystery that archaeologists have not been able to explain; who made them and how did they manage to climb onto the caves.

Breakfast at Yharu-Zho Viewpoint

Yharu-Zho is derived from the Thakali language which translates to English, Yha “Yak”, Ru “Horn”, Zho “Top of the hill”. A leisurely breakfast in the lap of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Nilgiri at Yharu-Zho Viewpoint (3750 m). An early morning journey to the viewpoint will take 4 hours hike or 45 minute drive where you can view astounding mountains and feel the warmth of morning sunshine.

Spa Therapies

Entrenched in the wellness practices of the Himalayas, the Spa offers a wide range of therapies and natural medicinal practices. Massages with herbs and other natural elements inspired by ancient teachings are available to guests.


Learn the century-old tradition of archery from local experts and master control over the bow and arrow. Private lessons for guests are available at an archery field nearby the resort.

Visit the Muktinath Temple

Sacred to both Buddhist and Hindu traditions, the temple receives thousands of annual pilgrimages mainly from Nepal and India. Attracted by a rather metaphysical belief, followers that take a bath in its natural cold spring pools filled up by 108 cow head spigots, are guaranteed salvation after human death. The temple is also widely recognized for its natural gas eternal flame and majestic views of the Himalayas.

Bon Villages and Tradition

One of the hidden treasures of Mustang, Bon is a Tibet-born culture that flourished parallel to Buddhism and mainly practices shamanism. This has led to its followers being persecuted out of Tibet and sometimes forced to convert to Buddhism. Known for rituals such as the Sky Burial, the culture has never entirely vanished from the Himalayas.

Horse Riding

Ride a Mustang horse with a local Sherpa and experience the rhythm and lifestyle of the Mustang Kingdom. Until the 21st century, horses have been the only way to traverse the Himalayas other than by foot, locals have domesticated and mastered the art of horse-riding in order to source goods and travel to exchange these with other villages. From short daily rides to the neighbouring villages in Lower Mustang up to long multi-day excursions to Upper Mustang.

Designed by Bensley, Shinta Mani Mustang perches high above the town of Jomsom at the gateway of Mustang, an isolated kingdom in Nepal, forbidden
to outsiders for centuries.

Yoga, Movement Therapy & Meditation

Every morning starts with a Yoga Asana (posture) sequence session. Aligned with breathing practices and guided meditations incorporated in the movement flow, to relax, strengthen and energize body and mind. The wellness experts are available for guests to schedule individual yoga and physical therapy programs to work on specific areas or to learn and deepen their own personal practice. The resort’s Exclusive Experiences include wellbeing retreats led by industry professionals and Buddhist monks or nuns from Mustang’s monasteries.

Hiking and Trekking

Plan and venture into guided treks across Mustang’s desert and snow-capped peaks, fertile farmlands, glacier lakes, remote villages and Buddhist monasteries. Encounter wild horses, yaks and a wide range of wildlife while walking along the Kali Gandaki River and enjoying views of glaciers at every turn. From short daily hikes starting from the resort to neighbouring villages and surrounding mountains to multi-day excursions, staying at local guest houses curated by Shinta Mani standards or camping in style all the way up to the Tibet border.

Mountain Biking

Experience the adventure of riding a world-class mountain bike through the Himalayan beautiful landscapes. All riders are supported by a jeep caring for all guest supplies, technicians and tools necessary to enjoy the ride. From short daily drives to the neighbouring villages in the lower Mustang up to long multi-day excursions to Upper Mustang.

Marpha-5, Jomsom, Mustang Nepal

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