Fabulous Foodie Breaks

Looking for a holiday that will fuel your culinary imagination? Hilton Hotels & Resorts has some suggestions that will tickle your tastebuds

This information originated in U.K. English.

August 29, 2014

LONDON - Gastronomic tourism is a fast-growing phenomenon the world over, with estimates suggesting that over a third of tourist spend is on food*.

Increasingly holiday-makers are searching out authentic culinary experiences that offer the opportunity to learn about different cooking styles and cultures. Hilton Hotels & Resorts has some inspirational ideas for holiday destinations that will fire up the imagination of budding chefs, amateur cooks and food-lovers alike.

Hilton Amsterdam, The NetherlandsAmsterdam might not be an obvious foodie destination but its long-established café culture and 12 Michelin-rated restaurants mean there are plenty of fantastic experiences to tempt the taste buds. The canal-side location of Hilton Amsterdam is perfect for guests looking to enjoy all of Amsterdam’s culinary treats. It even has its own award-winning restaurant, Roberto’s which serves an enticing range of Italian-inspired dishes. The hotel offers a number of packages perfect for food-lovers, including a bed and breakfast package and a 'Lazy Sunday’ package which includes a late checkout and delicious brunch. For prices and availability please visit: www.hilton.com/en/hotels/netherlands/hilton-amsterdam.

Hilton Istanbul Bomonti, TurkeyIstanbul is a food-lover's paradise. From enjoying a grilled sardine sandwich on the banks to the Bosphorus river and indulging in some authentic Turkish Delight to exploring the amazing range of ingredients on offer at the Spice Bazaar, there's something to excite every palate. Hilton Istanbul Bomonti is perfectly located for guests wanting to explore both the culinary and cultural delights of Istanbul, with many of the key sights within a short walk from the hotel. The Globe is the hotel's restaurant which, inspired by Istanbul's location straddling Europe and Asia, serves dishes which blend western, Mediterranean and Asian ingredients. The hotel offers a number of packages including a bed and breakfast package and, for those looking for a bit of relaxation, a spa package which includes a three-course dinner at The Globe. For prices and availability please visit: www.hilton.com/en/hotels/turkey/hilton-istanbul-bomonti-hotel-and-conference-center.

Hilton Barbados Resort, barbadosSeafood lovers looking for an exotic backdrop for their culinary adventures will find Hilton Barbados Resort hits the mark. The hotel's Grille restaurant serves a delicious array of freshly caught seafood and Bajan Fish Cakes are a popular choice at the beachside Water's Edge Bar. Barbados is renowned for its restaurants and bars and and, as a consequence there are scores of top quality restaurants serving up a wide array of cuisine, meaningvisitors can enjoy a different dining experience every night. There are a number of packages avai lable at Hi lton Barbados Resort. For prices and availability visit: www.hiltonbarbadosresort.com.

Hilton Tokyo Hotel, JapanFrom sashimi to Ramen noodles and kaiseki - the traditional Buddhist version of haute cuisine, there is a seemingly endless array of food on offer in Japan. Holding a Guinness World Record for having the most Michelin stars in any one city, Tokyo is a must-visit destination for a true gastro-tourist. From enjoying a sushi breakfast after exploring the world's largest fish market, Tsukiji, to slurping noodles at a Ramen bar, Hilton Tokyo Hotel provides the perfect backdrop for your stay. Located in the heart of the city's vibrant downtown Shinjuku area, all the city's attractions are within easy reach via Tokyo's efficient Metro subway system. A variety of packages are available at Hilton Tokyo. For prices and availability please visit: www.hilton.com/en/hotels/japan/hilton-tokyo.

Hilton Times Square, United States of AmericaA world-renowned dining scene and the sheer breadth of ethnic cuisines on offer means that New York is a booming destination for culinary tourists. A stay at Hilton Times Square will ensure you're right in the heart of this 24 hour city and all the attractions it has to offer. From a world-class steak at the city's oldest steakhouse, Old Homestead Steakhouse, to fine dining at The 21 Club, a tastebud tantalizing tour of the Big Apple is a must. Plus, the hotel is just steps from the city's famous Restaurant Row. Hilton Times Square's Zagat-rated Restaurant Above offers American cuisine against a backdrop of views across the iconic Times Square. The hotel offers a range of packages including a special package for members of the HHonors loyalty programme. The package includes Double Hilton HHonors Points and one coupon valid for 20 percent off one of five select City Food Tours, including the Lower East Side Artisan Food Tour and a Flavors of New York Tour or NoLITA: Eat a Bite of Ethnic NY tour. For prices and availabilty please visit: www.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/hilton-times-square.

London Hilton Metropole, EnglandUK travellers don't have to stray far from home to experience a plethora of global dining experiences. London has a booming restaurant scene, with regular high profile new openings and top quality cuisine from across the globe. The central location allows visitors to London Hilton Metropole easily to explore the best dining experiences London has to offer. From a Sunday roast or fish and chips to London's current hottest import, Peruvian cuisine, the options are endless whatever your preference. Hilton London Metropole's Minako at the Met restaurant serves high end Asian fusion dishes with a backdrop of panoramic views
across the London skyline. A number of packages are available at Hilton London Metropole including a bed and breakfast package and an Afternoon Tea package. For prices and availability please visit: www.hilton.com/en/hotels/united-kingdom/hilton-london-metropole.

* World Tourism Organization http://dtxtq4w60xqpw.cloudfront.net/sites/all/files/pdf/global_report_on_food_tourism.pdf.

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