Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, has announced the opening of Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa, its first leisure property in India.
Operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by Writer Lifestyle, the retreat is nestled in the serene and unspoiled landscape of the Sahyadri mountain range in the Western Ghats.
Located approximately a 2.5-hour drive (100km) and 30-minute helicopter ride from Mumbai and 1.5-hour drive (80km) from Pune, the property is spread across 320 acres within the 3,500-acre private Shillim Estate.
Offering a sanctuary for the body, mind and spirit, the retreat features ecologically designed all-villa accommodation with butler service, extensive dining options, one of the largest wine cellars in India and among the largest and most comprehensive spa facilities in Asia that encompasses 70 acres and offers more than 150 treatments.
The retreat is designed, built and operated with sustainability as its core commitment. With the opening of Hilton Shilim Estate Retreat & Spa, Hilton Worldwide extends its Hilton Resorts portfolio to 80 resorts across 29 countries.
“Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa is an exceptional addition to our fast growing portfolio in India.
“Given the facilities and services on offer, we expect the property to become the favourite gateway for guests travelling on leisure in the region.
“We now operate 11 hotels in the country and, at the current pace of rapid growth, we hope to increase our portfolio to 50 hotels in the next five years”, said Martin Rinck, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide.
The 99 villas at the retreat, set amidst rice fields, bamboo plantations and virgin forests, feature private decks or balconies, dedicated treatment areas and valley or forest views.
The interior of the villas combines simple, contemporary elegance with up-to-date technology to offer private relaxation havens.
The Spa Pool Villas and Presidential Pool Villas additionally include private gardens and swimming pools.