After the success of opening Mane Boutique Hotel & Spa in Siem Reap (1st one), Mane La Résidence (2nd one) in Phnom Penh, Mane Village Suites (3rd one), Mane History Lovers (4th one) in Siem Reap, Mane Colonial Classic (5th one), the owner, KEY Mane, decided to find a luxury resort and renovate it into Mane Hariharalaya (6th one) – or “The home of gods Harihara”, as she wanted her guests to sleep like a King, discover the home of Gods, uncover adventures, and learn about Hariharalaya history & culture.
Mane Hariharalaya is beautifully captures the Khmer Traditional Houses while offering every modern luxury, echoing the ancient city of the Khmer Empire near the ruins of royal temples of Bakong, Preach Ko and Lolei (Latin ~ Hariharalaya, ខ្មែរ ~ ហរិហរាល័យ).
The name “Hariharalaya” is derived from the name of Harihara, a Hindu deity prominent in pre-Angkorian Cambodia. The name “Harihara” in turn is a composite of “Hari” (The Hindu god Vishnu) and “Hara” (The Hindu god Shiva). Alaya is a sanskrit word meaning “basis,” or “home,” so Hariharalaya is home of gods Harihara or the home of the deity representing both Hari (Vishnu) and Hara (Shiva).