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Hilton signs Management Contract for New Hotel in Pattaya, Thailand

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Friday, 4 April 2008

Hilton has signed an agreement with CPN Pattaya Beach Co. (a subsidiary of Central Pattana Public Company Ltd) to manage the Hilton Pattaya, a 300-room upscale full service hotel in the beginning of 2010.

The Hilton Pattaya will be part of the new Central Festival Pattaya Beach complex, one of the largest beachfront-shopping complexes in Asia. The 240,000 sq meter mixed-use development, with over 200 leading international shops and restaurants, comprises a 7-floor cosmopolitan shopping mall anchored by a 23,000 sq meter Central Department Store (one of Thailand's leading department store chains). It will also house a 10-screen cinema, a 25-lane bowling alley, a 3,000 sq meter supermarket and multiple recreational facilities. Located along Pattaya Beach Road, the development offers stunning views of the Pattaya Bay.

Koos Klein, Area President, Hilton Hotels - Asia Pacific said, "With its rich diversity of culture, climate and topography, Thailand continues to be an extremely popular destination. The Hilton Pattaya will be a fantastic new offering, answering to a growing demand for upscale accommodation in Pattaya, among leisure travelers from Thailand and overseas."

With an exclusive ground floor entrance, the main lobby of the Hilton Pattaya will be located on the 7th floor, with the 300 upscale guest rooms located in a 15 storey tower above the lobby. The 25th floor restaurant will serve as a premium sky restaurant overlooking Pattaya Bay.

To meet the growing demand for quality MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) facilities and service, the Hilton Pattaya will be designed with extensive banqueting, ballroom and meeting space equipped with state-of-the-art technology. With a lobby lounge and bar and two restaurants, the Hilton Pattaya will offer guests a wide range of contemporary authentic dining experiences. It will also feature a health club, spa and swimming pool.

A 1.5 hour drive from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Pattaya is located on the eastern coastline of the Gulf of Thailand. It is one of the Kingdoms most popular resort destinations, offering extensive water sports and golfing fairways, as well as music festivals and a wide variety of entertainment.

In 2006, Pattaya attracted 6.1 million visitors, with a quarter being domestic travelers. Recently Pattaya has begun to see growing tourist arrivals from Russia and China.

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