Hilton Hotel Hua Hin - A Haven For Hedonists
The sparkling white walls of the Hilton Hua Hin Resort and Spa seem to dominate the eye line from all directions; it's almost as if the city had been built up around the hotel.
Sights of the city from the peak of the building are equally impressive, with sweeping views across the Gulf of Thailand augmented by aerial vistas that take in the city itself, neighbouring Cha-Am and the range of hills that separate Thailand from Myanmar.
It's little wonder that thousands of tourists every year decide to make the Hilton their base camp.
Words and photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.
The hotel is the only one in Hua Hin that provides sea views from each of the 296 guest rooms and suites. A large free-form swimming pool with Jacuzzi and water slide provides the foreground as the eye takes in the public beach, accessed from the pool, and the Gulf beyond.
Although the city's nightlife and dining outlets are within easy walking distance, hotel guests have no need to wander, with five restaurants and four bars onsite. Gourmet offerings can be found at the Antipasti Bar, the Cheese Shop, the Italian Trattoria, the contemporary Japanese Restaurant, the traditional Thai Restaurant with live traditional Thai music, the award winning White Lotus Restaurant or Sunset Grill, while a wide range of brews and cocktails are to be found at the Lotus Sky Bar, The Beer House, Milestones easy listening lounge, the Hua Hin Brewing Company and the Aqua Pool Bar.
Alternatively, relax in the tranquil surroundings of the airy lobby. Sip a 100 baht cocktail as mesmerising traditional Thai music is played to the accompaniment of the soothingly hypnotic waterfall that gently meanders through.
Or pamper yourself at the world-class health and beauty spa that provides heavenly treatments in seven double rooms, three private rooms and a nail studio. Thirteen different massage, facial, manicure and pedicure services are offered, while a Japanese bath, a herbal bath, a floral bath and an aromatic Thai herbal steam bath complete the experience.
For the more active there are yoga, Pilates and aerobics classes, including daily swimming pool aerobics sessions. Two well maintained tennis courts and two squash courts are onsite, along with a table tennis area, sauna and steam baths, snooker and billiard tables and a fitness centre.
The majestic seafront setting is a tropical oasis just waiting to be explored. With a wealth of retreats and activities, the Hilton Hua Hin Resort and Spa can truly be regarded as one of Asia's most stylish holiday destinations.