Hilton Hotels has signed a multi-year agreement with Bangkok-based Destination Properties to manage a newly built, upscale, 358-room golf resort and spa near Sriracha, Thailand.To be managed under the Doubletree brand, the Doubletree Golf Resort & Spa Near Sriracha is scheduled to open in early 2008.
Located 25 minutes from downtown Pattaya, 40 minutes from the new Suvarnabhumi International Airport and 60 minutes from downtown Bangkok, the Doubletree Golf Resort & Spa will feature 358 rooms and suites which overlook the fairway of the Sriracha Golf Club with spectacular views of the golf course and the Gulf of Thailand. The golf course was designed by renowned architect Gary Player, and was host to the 1993 Thailand Open.
“This Doubletree development project near Sriracha represents the first expansion of the Hilton Family of Hotels in the Asia Pacific. This latest management contract by our team signifies the unique growth potential for the Doubletree brand and other Hilton Family hotel products to grow in this region,” said Koos Klein, president - Middle East and Asia Pacific for Hilton. “As a full service and leisure-focused resort, the Doubletree Golf Resort and Spa, located on the highly esteemed Sriracha Golf Club, is well positioned to attract the rapidly growing golf leisure market in this part of the world.”
Hilton currently operates four hotels in Thailand. Doubletree has a fast-growing portfolio of more than 170 Doubletree full-service hotels and resorts in gateway cities, airport locations, suburban markets and leading leisure destinations throughout North America and South America.
Amenities and services at the Doubletree Golf Resort & Spa near Sriracha will include an extensive collection of indoor and outdoor meeting space, day and night golfing, squash courts, tennis courts, a sports bar, a swimming pool, and a traditional Thai spa and Japanese pool spa. Room and suite sizes will range from 35 to 65 square meters, with many including their own private plunge pools.
The Doubletree Golf Resort & Spa Near Sriracha will be developed in two phases, with the first phase of 223 rooms and suites completed during the next 24 months and the remaining 135 rooms developed thereafter.