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December 12, 2010updated Feb 11, 2013

Hilton Hotels Bows “Floating Hotel” in Thailand

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Pattaya, Thailand – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine

Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues the global growth of its leisure portfolio with the opening of Hilton Pattaya. The 302-room new-build, upscale and full-service hotel enjoys a prime location on Pattaya Beach, one of Thailand’s most popular family resort destinations. The fourth Hilton-branded property in the country, Hilton Pattaya offers amazing 180-degree views and the vacation destination’s only rooftop sky venue.

“Our presence in Asia Pacific continues to grow rapidly with the opening of Hilton Pattaya, a stunning property overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. This hotel combines signature Hilton style and service with one of Asia’s largest luxury beachfront shopping and entertainment centers to provide a premium leisure experience for today’s travelers,” said Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand.

Owned by CPN Pattaya Beach Co. Ltd, and managed by Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Pattaya is located in the heart of the popular resort town and is part of the new ‘Central Festival at Pattaya Beach’ complex, which is Southeast Asia’s largest beachfront, lifestyle, shopping and entertainment centre. The 240,000-square-meter mixed-use development comprises of over 300 shops and restaurants, and is in the vicinity of many other recreational facilities and attractions.

“Thailand, and in particular Pattaya, has traditionally and consistently been a choice destination for both leisure and business travelers. We see enormous potential for growth in the Thai market and overall strong demand for the Hilton brand here, which is synonymous for its premium accommodation and exceptional service,” said Martin Rinck, president, Hilton Worldwide – Asia Pacific.

With an exclusive ground floor entrance, the main lobby of Hilton Pattaya is on Level 16, with guest rooms and suites located from Level 19 up to Level 33 of the hotel tower.

All rooms have been designed with the property’s beachfront location in mind, offering stunning 180-degree views of Pattaya Bay from individual private balconies. Selected rooms and suites have been fitted with panoramic outdoor bathtubs, where guests can kick back and relax in the sunset without compromising their privacy. The resort houses three restaurants offering spectacular views of Pattaya Bay and Pattaya City, including the only rooftop sky venue in the resort town, which will begin operations in early 2011, a lobby lounge bar and a poolside restaurant, as well as 24-hour room service. There are also wellness facilities such as a spa, an outdoor infinity edge swimming pool and a health club, set among a landscaped garden.

Recognizing the growing demand for quality Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) facilities and services, Hilton Pattaya boasts a 635-square-meter ballroom and four individual meeting rooms including a dedicated boardroom.

In line with Hilton Worldwide’s global sustainability efforts, Hilton Pattaya incorporated unique environmentally friendly features within its operations and guests services. These include the use of energy efficient light bulbs throughout the property as well as recycling of waste water and materials.

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“With much to offer through its rich history and attractions, Pattaya is becoming increasingly popular among domestic and international holiday makers. Hilton Pattaya is well positioned to meet the growing demand for upscale accommodations, offering the finest in accommodations, services and dining while being ecologically responsible,” said Harald Feurstein, general manager, Hilton Pattaya.

A 90-minute drive from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Pattaya is located on the eastern coastline of the Gulf of Thailand. It is one of the country’s most popular family resort destinations offering extensive water sports and golfing fairways as well as music festivals and beach entertainment.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts was recently named the top hotel brand in Asia for the second consecutive year by global research company Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS), in conjunction with one of the region’s leading media, marketing and advertising publications, Media. The brand’s Thai portfolio includes Hilton Bangkok, Hilton Hua Hin and Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa.

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