Hilton Pattaya comes to town

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(L to R) Dhaninrat Klinhom, Hilton Pattaya Marketing and Communications Manager; Tony Malhotra, Pattaya Mail Media Business Development Director; Peter Malhotra, MD of the Pattaya Mail Media group and Harald Feurstein, GM of the new 5 star Hilton Pattaya meet in the Hilton Pattaya offices to talk about the imminent opening of the newest addition to Pattaya’s top class hotel scene, the Hilton Pattaya.

The town is holding its breath in anticipation of the imminent opening of the newest addition to Pattaya’s top class hotel scene, the Hilton Pattaya.

Hilton Pattaya is a 302-room upscale full-service hotel currently under development, and complements the existing Hilton Hotels in Thailand by offering upscale accommodation in the popular seaside town.  Owned by CPN Pattaya Beach Co. Ltd., the hotel is located in the heart of the resort town and will be part of the new ‘Central Festival at Pattaya Beach’ complex, which is Southeast Asia’s largest beachfront, lifestyle, shopping and entertainment centre with over 300 international shops and restaurants.

Harald Feurstein, GM of the new 5 star Hilton Pattaya.

All guest rooms have been designed with the property’s beachfront location in mind, offering stunning views overlooking Pattaya Bay from individual private balconies.  Selected suites have also been fitted panoramic outdoor bathtubs. The resort will have three restaurants, including the only rooftop sky venue in Pattaya, a lobby lounge bar, a poolside restaurant and bar as well as 24 hour room service.  It will also have a spa, an outdoor infinity edge swimming pool and a health club.

To meet the growing demand for quality MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) facilities and services, Hilton Pattaya has a 635 square meter ballroom and four individual meetings rooms, including a boardroom.  All rooms will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology and the ballroom will also feature an outdoor balcony with stunning sea views.

In January 2010, Hilton Worldwide appointed Harald Feurstein as General Manager of the new facility.  With a career that spans across three continents having worked in Europe, Africa and Asia, Feurstein brings with him extensive experience in the global hospitality industry.  Feurstein’s experience in Asia includes working in the Philippines, China, Korea, Malaysia, Japan and Vietnam.  His previous role was with the Hilton Cebu Resort & Spa where he was General Manager since 2008.  Prior to joining Hilton Cebu Resort & Spa, Feurstein was Director of Business Development at Hilton Beijing, where he was named the ‘Best Professional Executive of the Year’ at the 2008 China Hotel Executive Magazine Awards.

“Harald is the ideal candidate to lead the team at Hilton Pattaya.  His outstanding track record and strong network in Asia formed through his years in the industry will aid in establishing Hilton Pattaya’s position as the upscale hotel of choice for both business and leisure travelers,” said Martin Rinck, President, Hilton Worldwide – Asia Pacific.

Harald, and Dhaninrat Klinhom, Marketing and Communications Manager, recently welcomed Peter Malhotra, MD of the Pattaya Mail Media group and Tony Malhotra, Business Development Director to their offices in the high rise premises.

During the fruitful discussions, the Malhotras extended a warm welcome to Feurstein, expressing confidence that the Hilton Pattaya would help raise the image and reputation of Pattaya a few notches, confirming our resort to be one of the top most in the world.

Harald said, “The Hilton Pattaya is a stunningly unique and beautiful property in a class of its own. We are putting the final touches to the construction and anxiously await the day when we can open our doors and welcome both residents and tourists to admire and take pleasure in our exquisite facilities and services.”