Hilton to arrive at Patong

Posted on January 6, 2015

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Hilton Worldwide today announced expansion plans in Thailand with the signing of a management agreement with Q Hospitality Development Company Limited to open Hilton Phuket Patong Resort, the 13th Hilton Worldwide property in Thailand. The new hotel which is expected to open in the first quarter of 2018 will be the sixth Hilton Hotels & Resorts branded hotel in Thailand.

“We are delighted to fly yet another Hilton Hotels & Resorts flag in Thailand. With more than 550 hotels across six continents, we continue to build upon our legacy as the world’s leading hotel brand by developing products and services to meet the needs of savvy global travelers while our team members shape experiences designed to make every guest feel cared for, valued and respected,” said Rob Palleschi, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. “We are confident that Hilton Phuket Patong Resort will reinforce our reputation as the stylish, forward-looking global leader of hospitality and deliver the world-class hospitality which is synonymous with the brand to guests of this exciting island destination.”

“The signing of Hilton Phuket Patong Resort underscores our commitment to continue our expansion in Thailand with a firm effort to further establish our brands in existing markets and we are pleased to be working with a strong partner like Q Hospitality Development to advance our footprint,” said Andrew Clough, senior vice president of development, Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide. “As Phuket continues to be one of South East Asia’s premier destinations with its international airport expansion plans to boost capacity from 6.5 million to 18 million passengers[i], the new Hilton Phuket Patong Resort will complement our existing portfolio in Phuket.”

Conveniently located along Prabaramee Road, the main coastal road leading to Patong town center, the 300-room Hilton Phuket Patong Resort will be 21 kilometers from the Phuket International Airport. Approximately 1.6 kilometers from the famous Patong Beach, the resort is easily accessible to downtown Patong, the island destination’s tourism epicenter renowned for its shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife offerings. Its immediate vicinity features numerous coveted local and western restaurants. .

Set on a steep hillside, Hilton Phuket Patong Resort will span across more than four hectares, offering 300 stunning rooms and villas with a spacious minimum room size of 54 square meters. Each room and villa will offer impressive views of the Patong coastline. The hotel will have five restaurant and bar options including an all-day dining outlet, a specialty restaurant and a destination bar. Hilton Phuket Patong Resort will have meetings and events facilities in a standalone pavilion building which offers two versatile function spaces covering an area of 500 square meters. Other facilities include a fitness center, a spa, three outdoor pools and a business center.

“We are pleased to partner with Hilton Worldwide, to bring a leading global five-star hotel brand to Patong. We hope that this hotel will further enhance Phuket as the leading holiday destination in Asia. Given Hilton Worldwide’s extensive knowledge and 95 years’ experiencing in operating world class hotels and resorts, we are confident that Hilton Phuket Patong Resort will be another flagship hotel for Hilton Worldwide in Thailand.” said Kris Limcharoen, Chief Executive of Q Hospitality.

Hilton Phuket Patong Resort will become the brand’s sixth property in Thailand when it opens in 2018, joining Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa, Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa, Hilton Pattaya, Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok, and Millennium Hilton Bangkok. The new hotel will add to the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of 11 operating and one pipeline hotels in Thailand.

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