News for the Hospitality Executive
Hilton Worldwide Opens New 80-Villa Conrad Hotels &
KOH SAMUI, Thailand & MCLEAN, Va - September 1, 2011 - Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of Conrad Koh Samui in Thailand. Located on the secluded Aow Thai Beach, the luxury villa resort joins its sister hotel, Conrad Bangkok, which recently celebrated its 8th anniversary in Thailand.
"Conrad Hotels & Resorts offers today's affluent travellers a world of style, service, and connection with the luxury of being themselves," said John T.A. Vanderslice, global head of luxury and lifestyle brands for Hilton Worldwide. "Conrad Koh Samui personifies the Conrad spirit of individuality and commitment to service, and strengthens the brand's presence in global gateway cities and most sought-after resort destinations."
"We continue to expand our strong presence in Thailand and are now proud to introduce Conrad's world of style, service and connection in Koh Samui. This magnificent resort is the second of our Conrad properties to open in Thailand and caters to the needs of the ever increasing number of global, affluent travellers to this popular resort destination," said Martin Rinck, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide.
Located 28 kilometres from the airport, Conrad Koh Samui is the only west-facing luxury resort in Koh Samui that offers guests breathtaking sunset views from every villa.
The luxurious resort features 80 freestanding villas with private plunge pools and sundecks, comprised of 65 one-bedroom villas, 14 two-bedroom villas and a Royal Villa, integrated within 25 acres of tropical features and dramatic cliff-side landscapes.
Each contemporary Thai-styled villa is exquisitely furnished with unique artwork, tropical hardwood floors and Thai silk, creating elegant accommodations. State-of-the-art, in-room technology includes a LCD flat-screen satellite television, CD/DVD player, iPod docking station, plus wired and wireless high-speed Internet connections. The villas are fitted with full-height glass panes allowing for mesmerising ocean views and majestic marble bathrooms fitted with spa-quality amenities, including an oversized bathtub and glass-walled rain shower.
One-bedroom villas feature 65 square metres of indoor living space and 28 square metres of outdoor living space with private 10-metre infinity plunge pools, while two-bedroom villas offer 186 square metres of indoor living space and 42 square metres of outdoor living space with private 12-metre infinity plunge pools. The largest of the villas, The Royal Villa, features 201 square metres of indoor living space and 164 square metres of outdoor living space with a secluded and expansive 22.5-metre infinity pool. All villas overlook the azure waters of the Gulf of Thailand and the resort's idyllic white-sand beach.
For a unique dining experience, Conrad Koh Samui offers innovative restaurant concepts: private in-cellar dining at The Cellar, fine Thai-influenced dining at the cliff-side specialty restaurant, Jahn, or Mediterranean-inspired cuisine cooked from live action stations in the all-day dining restaurant, Zest. Guests can also enjoy the beautiful sunset views while sipping on cocktails at Glow | Lounge.
The luxury resort also boasts a cutting-edge beautifully designed spa that focuses on innovative therapies and holistic treatment options that benefit the mind, body and soul. The spa design and programmes were meticulously developed in collaboration with Dr. Buathon, Thailand's leading authority on holistic healing.
Other resort features include an on-site diving and sailing centre, a 180-metre floating pier, a 24-hour state-of-the-art Fitness Centre and an outdoor yoga pavilion.
For further information on the resort, visit www.conradkohsamui.com.About Conrad Koh Samui
Conrad Koh Samui Resort and Spa is a luxury villa property that sets new standards on the ever popular Thai island of Koh Samui. Comprising 80 villas, the resort is located on a secluded hill on the South West tip of the island. The 25-acre luxurious resort offers panoramic views of the Gulf of Thailand's stunning sunsets, outlying islands and the surrounding landscape of lush coconut plantations.
About Conrad Hotels & Resorts
CONRAD® HOTELS & RESORTS is Hilton Worldwide's global luxury brand and the choice for today's modern, sophisticated traveler. By focusing on the individual, Conrad offers guests genuine and personalized experience and a world of style, service and connection. Each Conrad is a dynamic reflection of its city and culture, as well as a showcase for striking design and distinct surroundings. Across five continents, in the world's gateway cities and most sought-after resort destinations, Conrad invites each guest to enjoy The Luxury Of Being Yourself®. For information on Conrad, please visit www.conradhotels.com.
About Hilton Worldwide | Hilton Worldwide
is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector
from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites
and mid-priced hotels. For 90 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering
business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service,
amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its
tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global
brands. Our brands are comprised of more than 3,300 hotels in 77
countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad
Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton
Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2
Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages
the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.
Hilton Worldwide, Asia Pacific
Audrey Wong, +65 6833 9763
Conrad Hotels & Resorts
Robert Allegrini, +1 312 663 6516
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