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 IHG Opens the 119 room InterContinental Resort
in Hua Hin, Thailand
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  • First InterContinental resort to open in Thailand
  • Prime beachfront location close to historic attractions and golf courses
  • All suites at the 119 room resort feature ocean views 
Hua Hin, Thailand, 19 November 2009 – InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the 1 December 2009 opening of InterContinental Hua Hin Resort, Thailand’s new seaside retreat set among white sand shores and perfectly located on prime beachfront along Petchakasem Road.  Only two-and-a-half hours from Bangkok (by car), Hua Hin is well-known for its beaches, historical attractions and golf courses. A royal retreat since the 1920s and Thailand’s first resort town, Hua Hin remains a favoured destination among all who seek relaxation in a tranquil coastal setting. 


InterContinental Hua Hin Resort
33/33 Petchkasem Road
Prachuabkhirikhan, Hua Hin, Thailand

Inspired by the Maruekhathaiyawan Palace built by King Rama VI, InterContinental Hua Hin Resort features 119 spacious rooms, of which ten deluxe rooms have direct pool access. The resort’s top-end accommodation includes eleven deluxe ocean-view suites and six executive suites. Three beachfront villas with private plunge pools and one presidential suite provide the highest level of luxury. The presidential suite can also cater as a distinctive and private wedding chapel. All rooms have individual master bedrooms, spacious living and dining areas in addition to large bathrooms with a separate shower and bathtub. Guests can also enjoy entertainment options such as 37-inch to 50-inch Samsung LCD TVs, Bose DVD players and iPod docking stations. Personalised butler service and premium L’Occitane brand amenities in every bathroom ensure the utmost in comfort and convenience. Room rates start from $154.00* USD per night.

Principle design team Space Architect along with construction firm Power Line, swimming pool and landscape designer Belt Collins, lighting designer Lifestyle and interior designer PIA together conceived this premier destination in Hua Hin. From a striking infinity-edge swimming pool to elegant fine-dining outlets all featuring stunning ocean views, guests enjoy high quality accommodation and service in a delightfully low-key setting. Guests can be pampered at Spa InterContinental, work out at the Techno Gym, or dine at the signature oceanfront Beach Grill.

InterContinental Hua Hin Resort’s ‘In the Know’ programmes focus on the area’s attractions – from the town’s historic railway station and its vividly colored wooden features, to landmark Khao Thakiab (‘Chopstick Hill’) on the Gulf of Thailand coastline, where a Buddhist temple sits majestically on the hilltop. When King Prajadhipok (Rama VII) built his summer palace along this stretch of white sandy beach, he named it ‘Wang Klai Kang Won’, Thai for ‘Far from Worries’. Golfers can choose from the area’s spectacular courses, including The Royal Hua Hin Golf Course, Thailand’s first championship course, the challenging Palm Hills Golf Resort and Country Club in nearby Cha-Am, or the Springfield Royal Country Club designed by Jack Nicklaus, which offers serene valley views.

The resort's signature kids’ club, Planet Trekkers, is designed to entertain and inspire guests aged three to 12 years old. Designed as a mini-resort for younger guests, the club allows parents to provide their children with ‘In the Know’ experiences in a safe environment.  Children can have fun immersing themselves in their surroundings while parents enjoy guilt-free time alone. 

InterContinental Hua Hin Resort endeavors to not only enhance the area’s architectural distinction and complement its beautiful natural scenery, but also continue the tradition of carefree relaxation and respite. Just as the kingdom’s royals have found in Hua Hin a sovereign retreat by the sea, guests of InterContinental Hua Hin Resort enjoy a destination where all that makes the charming seaside community so well-loved has been preserved and restored to full splendor. 

*Rates are subject to value added tax and service charge and are based on currency conversion at the time of release distribution. For more information, please visit www.intercontinental.com/huahin
 

About InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has 164 hotels, located in more than 60 countries with local insight that comes from over 60 years of experience. At InterContinental we believe that superior, understated service and outstanding facilities are important, but what makes us truly different, is the genuine interest we show in our guests. Our desire is to help guests make the most of their time. We connect our well-travelled guests to what’s special about a destination, by sharing our knowledge so they enjoy authentic experiences that will enrich their lives and broaden their outlook. For more information, visit www.intercontinental.com and www.intercontinentalvideo.com

About IHG
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms.  IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, nearly 4,400 hotels and over 640,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories around the world.  The Group owns a portfolio of well recognised and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty programme, Priority Club® Rewards with 47 million members worldwide.
 

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Contact:

Charles Yap
IHG 
Tel: +44 189 551 2341
charles.yap@ihg.com

www.intercontinental.com/huahin

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Also See: The Charanachitta Family Plans Major Expansion into Hotel Development in Thailand with Seven Projects in the Next Year / November 2009
Thomas Hoeborn Appointed General Manager of the Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa / April 2005
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