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Hilton Pattaya Wins Two Coveted Design Awards
Award Sets Luxurious Hotel And Thailand’s Top Architectural Firms On A Global Stage
June 21, 2011
PATTAYA, Thailand - Hilton Pattaya has been selected for two exceptional awards by Hospitality Design, a premier trade magazine, for its unique and innovative architectural aspects. The publication announced 8 June 2011 in New York that the hotel emerged victorious in both the Luxury/Upscale Hotel as well as Open categories.
“The awards set Hilton Pattaya on the world stage in terms of design and innovation and we are delighted to emerge victorious,” said Harald Feurstein, general manager, Hilton Pattaya. “They also recognize the hard work and dedication of Architectural firms MAAR and S.O.D.A together with interior designers, Department of Architecture and August Design who have broken new ground in the area of design here in Thailand.”
MAAR (Lead Architects) and S.O.D.A (façade) joined forces to create an ultra-modern and contemporary hotel that challenges traditional notions of hotel design while complementing the ambience of its beachside location. Department of Architecture Co Ltd, a Thai-based firm, was responsible the hotel’s striking lobby, bars and restaurants while Bangkok-based, August Design, created the innovatively-designed conference rooms, ballroom, guest rooms and Executive Lounge. Drawing inspiration from the sea and beaches surrounding the hotel in designing the various spaces, guests at the hotel will still experience the tranquility of the beach. The hotel’s spectacular 635sqm Seaboard Ballroom features shimmering crystal chandeliers, designed to re-enact the gentle movement of beach breezes and the sea.
“In designing the lobby areas of the hotel, we wanted the replicate the feeling a person gets while standing in shallow water and looking up at the sky towards the light, with the sand and pebbles beneath their feet. When choosing a colour scheme we opted for soft, pale colours to reflect the neutral tones of sand, wood and pebbles. The aim was to replicate within the lobby the feeling of walking along the beach,” said Amata Luphaiboon, principal, Department of Architecture Co Ltd.
Hilton Pattaya is a stunning 302-room property set in the heart of the city overlooking Pattaya Beach and the Bay, and part of the newly-built Central Festival Pattaya Beach complex.
About Hilton Pattaya
Unique by design and centrally located, Hilton Pattaya rises 34 levels above Central Festival Pattaya Beach, South East Asia’s largest beachfront shopping complex, with spectacular views North and South over Pattaya Bay and the Gulf of Thailand. Styled with the property’s beachfront location in mind, all Hilton Pattaya rooms and suites feature 180 degrees of unobstructed ocean views with private balconies. This unique position forms the core of Hilton Pattaya’s design concept and philosophy. Panoramic views, high quality design and finishes, and impeccable service play an integral part of the experience that is on offer to both leisure and business travelers. From the moment you arrive you will know that a new standard for style and sophistication has been set. A unique combination of light, textures and finishes create an atmosphere of pure indulgence. Just 90 minutes from Bangkok Suvarnabumi International Airport and with so much luxury to offer, the Hilton Pattaya is your new recreation and business destination of choice. For information, please visit www.pattaya.hilton.com or contact the hotel directly on + 66 (0)3 825 3000.