Hilton Hanoi Opera tees off `Golfing with Hilton` holiday package

17th Sep 2003

Hilton Hanoi Opera is set to woo Asia’s golf fanatics with a package that pampers the spirit and provides access to Hanoi’s only 18-hole golf course.
At US$400 for one person and US$670 for two persons, the three day land-only package includes airport transfers, two nights accommodation in the luxurious Hilton Hanoi Opera including a welcome beverage and daily breakfast, transfers to Kings Island Golf Course, all green and caddy fees, a relaxing one hour oil massage to soothe the aches and pains, a cyclo city tour and entrance to a Vietnamese water puppet show.
General Manager Hilton Hanoi Opera, Jerome Auvity, said the development of the package resulted from a conversation with a Hong Kong traveller who lamented the absence of accessible golf in a nearby destination like Hanoi.
“Hanoi is an excellent short-break escape for residents of Hong Kong who are big on golf yet short on time. At just on two hours flight away, it’s got the excitment of an exotic city, excellent shopping including Vietnam’s famous lacquer ware, and authentic cultural experiences. And now it’s got golf - another reason for the upmarket traveller to visit.”
Kings’ Island Golf Course is the only course in Hanoi and is located 45 km west of the city. Set amongst 885 acres of rolling Vietnamese countryside, the course allows the “traditional golfer” to walk through a stunning tropical landscape assisted by experienced female caddies who use hand carts to transport golfing gear.
Auvity believes the package will appeal to a niche group of highly mobile golfers who have “done” the courses of Thailand and Malaysia and are now looking for a new destination with a new buzz.
There is an emerging number business travellers who want to combine golf with a spot of pampering and shopping. The “Golfing With Hilton” package takes away the hassle of making plans in a foreign country and lines up the most popular experiences alongside golf. Basically, anyone can fly in and have fun without all the planning.”


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