Hilton Pattaya Offers The Perfect Blend of Spectacular Views and Superb Dining with Five Exciting New Food And Beverage Venues Set To Wow Pattaya

This information originated in American English.

November 29, 2010

PATTAYA, Thailand -  The newly opened Hilton Pattaya today announced details of its five restaurants and bars that are destined to take the dining and entertainment scene in the popular Thai resort town of Pattaya to new heights. The hotel has taken advantage of its excellent location by ensuring that four of its new outlets offer outdoor seating featuring panoramic ocean views for guests to enjoy.

Pattaya is a large beach resort town located on the eastern coastline of the Gulf of Thailand, just a 90-minute drive from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Pattaya is one of the country's most popular beach resort destinations - it is the most visited city in Thailand after Bangkok - and features a number of world-class beaches including Pattaya Beach (the main beach) and Naklua Beach. The resort town offers warm, year-round temperatures and multiple entertainment options, including a lively nightlife scene and bustling shopping areas.

Hilton Pattaya's exciting new restaurants and bars are set to completely transform the dining experience at scenic Pattaya Bay. The five restaurants and bars are: Drift (a casual, chic lobby lounge and bar featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows and live entertainment in the evenings), Edge (a stylish, all-day Pan-Asian dining venue with a modern, open kitchen), Flare (a sophisticated, specialty restaurant offering quality fresh seafood and aged meats grilled to perfection, matched with an extensive selection of fine wines), Shore (a pool bar and restaurant with an infinity pool, inviting sundecks and special landscaped gardens) and the much anticipated, Horizon (an upscale, high energy, rooftop venue offering breathtaking views and featuring the latest cocktail creations alongside resident DJs). With the hotel's other four food and beverage outlets open now for the enjoyment of patrons and guests, Horizon will be completed in early 2011 and is sure to be the most magnificent roof-top venue in all of Pattaya when it opens its doors.

The cool, contemporary names of the hotel's restaurants and bars hint at the exciting food and wine concepts on offer, as well as the avant-garde interior design that will be displayed at the venues. At Drift, the hotel's lobby lounge and bar, guests wishing to spend a cozy, intimate evening with friends can relax in the unique, outdoor lounge seats set in shallow pools called ‘plounges'. For business travelers seeking a sophisticated dinner venue, the magnificent wine wall and interior design featuring the ability to create a series of private dining spaces at the hotel's fine dining restaurant, Flare, will definitely create a lasting impression that will amaze clients.

The hotel has brought on board Executive Chef Supoj Suwanwong to head its culinary team, working alongside Food and Beverage Manager, Simon Bender. With almost 20 years of culinary experience, Chef Supoj is widely recognized as one of Thailand's finest up-and-coming chefs. Chef Supoj was the creative force behind the renowned Thai Dining Theatre Venue, Maya, in Bangkok. The celebrated chef uses original and authentic dishes as a base and then adds contemporary techniques and flair, an approach that is sure to please Hilton Pattaya's sophisticated, international clientele.

Diners who appreciate fine food will be spoilt for choice at Hilton Pattaya and will have a hard time deciding between the fresh seafood and aged meats grilled to perfection at Flare, or indulging in a creative dining concept at Edge.

For those seeking a lighter more health conscious meal, Drift will offer a light menu of tapas-styled dishes and freshly squeezed juices.

Hilton Pattaya has collaborated with "Flow Cocktail", a well-known cocktail consultancy in Thailand, to develop creative beverage concepts that perfectly complement the food served at the hotel, including a large selection of special rum cocktails. Wine aficionados will also be treated to an extensive wine list created by Hilton Pattaya's expert sommeliers.

"As a popular tourist destination, Pattaya is already well known for its wide selection of diverse and sophisticated dining options. We sought to differentiate the food and beverage offerings at Hilton Pattaya by providing a ‘modern twist' to the food and drinks served. The exceptional dining experience at the hotel will be complemented by equally impressive views, ambience and service. We anticipate that for many international and domestic travelers holidaying in Pattaya, a visit to one of Hilton Pattaya's outstanding restaurants and bars will be high on their ‘To Do' list during their stay in the resort town", said Harald Feurstein, general manager, Hilton Pattaya.

"We are confident that even the most discerning dining connoisseurs and gourmet enthusiasts will be drawn to Hilton Pattaya's outstanding dining venues and be blown-away by the extensive range of high quality food and beverage options on offer at our hotel," Harald added.

The 302-room, upscale Hilton Pattaya is located in the heart of Pattaya and forms part of the new ‘Central Festival at Pattaya Beach' complex, Southeast Asia's largest beachfront, lifestyle, shopping and entertainment centre. The 240,000 square meter mixed-use development comprises over 300 shops and restaurants, and is close to many other recreational facilities and attractions.

HILTON PATTAYA'S RESTAURANT AND BAR OFFERINGS

DRIFT (Level 16, open 9am - 1am)

Drift, the hotel's lobby lounge, is a casual, yet chic space to indulge in all-day dining. With direct lift access from guest rooms, visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of Pattaya Bay from the outdoor terrace, while relaxing back on trendy ‘plounges' among the water ponds.

Inside, patrons can chill out on chic, open plan seating with floor to ceiling glass windows capturing the stunning views of the ocean. Drift is the perfect place to meet and chat while indulging in an afternoon tea menu consisting of tapas-style snacks or the venue's signature hot chocolate (available in three unique flavors). In the evenings, Drift is the perfect place to unwind. Patrons can sit back and enjoy the live entertainment while sipping a large selection of rum-based cocktails and soaking up the atmosphere.

SHORE (Level 16, open 10am - 8pm)

Shore, the hotel's pool bar and restaurant, is the perfect place for guests to enjoy light, refreshing cuisine beside the infinity pool and spacious gardens as they take in the unobstructed ocean views or stunning sunsets over Pattaya Bay.

FLARE (Level 15, open 6.30pm - 11.30pm)
Flare is the hotel's fine dining destination for patrons seeking a stylish and intimate evening while enjoying world-class cuisine. Patrons will enjoy an outstanding dining experience in sophisticated, contemporary surroundings. Modern artwork and a magnificent wine wall provide a distinctive backdrop for what will be a memorable evening.

The menu includes an impressive choice of fresh seafood and aged meats grilled to perfection, matched with the perfect wine and impeccable service by Flare's knowledgeable and professional team.

EDGE (Level 14, open 6am - 11.30pm)
Edge, the hotel's all day dining venue, features an eclectic and varied menu in a stylish atmosphere. Diners will enjoy an interactive dining experience courtesy of the modern, open kitchens and panoramic views of magnificent Pattaya Bay.

HORIZON BAR (Level 34, scheduled to open in early 2011)
Horizon is destined to be Pattaya's premier rooftop venue when it opens in early 2011 and will feature the hottest cocktails and trendiest DJs. The exclusive bar will offer breathtaking views of Pattaya Bay and the bustling city below.

Horizon will be open every night and will also be available for private events and function. This spectacular venue will feature both indoor and outdoor dining facilities, private rooms and a champagne bar.

Contact:
Charlotte Seymour, Hilton Worldwide, Asia Pacific
+61 (0) 2 9266 2091
charlotte.seymour@hilton.com

Soon Lishan/Calista L.Roch, for Hilton Worldwide
ICON International
+65 6220 2623
lsoon@iconinternational.com.sg clroch@iconinternational.com.sg

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