PHUKET, Thailand - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) and GCP Hospitality today announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Phuket Bang Tao, marking the debut of the award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand in Thailand. Developed and managed by GCP Hospitality, the 177-room hotel spanning seven stories is strategically located in the island’s prime Bang Tao Beach area, featuring upscale guest rooms in close proximity to pristine beaches, leisure, entertainment and sporting activities.
Christophe Vielle, CEO & co-founder of GCP Hospitality, said, "The opening of Hilton Garden Inn Phuket Bang Tao is especially significant for us. It marks the first and only Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Phuket and further confirms GCP Hospitality’s commitment to expand its hotel portfolio in Thailand. This hotel also serves as a promise from GCP Hospitality to bring world-class hospitality to some of the world's most exciting destinations. Bang Tao is a location that perfectly marries nature with urban living — making it the perfect fit for travelers seeking to discover the best that Phuket has to offer."
The opening of Hilton Garden Inn Phuket Bang Tao adds an open, inviting atmosphere with warm, welcoming service and thoughtful touches to Thailand’s largest and most beloved island destination. Within walking distance to pristine beaches, retail, entertainment and recreational hot spots, guests will enjoy the convenience staying close to top tourist attractions, such as the Laguna Phuket Resort Complex and Boat Avenue. Phuket International Airport is just a short 25-minute drive from the hotel.
“Being one of the strongest focused service brands in the market, Hilton Garden Inn is rapidly growing throughout Asia Pacific with almost 50 operating hotels and 110 properties in the pipeline. With the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Phuket Bang Tao, we look forward to serving the evolved preferences of modern travellers, expressed through the brand’s signature positive, upbeat service, its luminous spaces and modern amenities, and its stylish and approachable design delivered at an affordable price point,” said Jenny Milos, vice president, focused service and all suites brands, Asia Pacific, Hilton.
True to the brand’s attributes, Hilton Garden Inn Phuket Bang Tao is a showcase of upscale and affordable accommodations with modern amenities. With guest rooms ranging from 23 to 28 square meters, modern travelers will appreciate thoughtful amenities, including the brand’s signature bedding, featuring fresh, white duvets and crisp linens; spacious rain showers, Smart TVs, USB charging ports and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests opting for rooms with balconies will enjoy unobstructed views of the famed Laguna area. For recreation, guests enjoy access to a 24-hour fitness center outfitted with the latest Life Fitness® equipment and two outdoor swimming pools at the rooftop.
For well-rounded food and beverage experiences, the hotel features the Hilton Garden Inn brand’s signature Garden Grille & Bar serving a thoughtful menu of local and international favorites while The Pool Bar on the rooftop offers a scenic vantage point to enjoy the aerial view of Phuket’s lush landscape over a refreshing cocktail.
“We are delighted to welcome our third Hilton hotel in Phuket with the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Phuket Bang Tao, where our portfolio in Thailand now spans 14 distinctive hotels and resorts. Hilton Garden Inn’s brand entry to Phuket Island’s vibrant hospitality scene is testament to Hilton’s commitment to deliver exceptional hospitality experiences. As more travelers return to this beloved resort destination, we will create better and brighter stays with the brand’s signature upbeat service,” said Paul Hutton, area vice president, head of South East Asia, Hilton.
Hilton Garden Inn Phuket Bang Tao is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,700 properties in 122 countries and territories. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also have access to contactless technology exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app, where members can check in, choose their room and access their room using Digital Key.
To celebrate the launch of Hilton Garden Inn in Phuket, Hilton Honors members will earn 1,000 points per night when booking directly with Hilton under certain room rates which start from THB1,350++. Terms and conditions apply.
Hilton Garden Inn Phuket Bang Tao is located at 111 Soi Choeng Thale 16, Choeng Thale, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit Hilton Garden Inn Phuket Bang Tao or call + 66 76 609 790.
About GCP Hospitality
GCP Hospitality manages over 40 properties worldwide with an enviable reputation in the hospitality industry for providing hotel management, asset management, and business development services of the highest standard. GCP Hospitality’s expertise has a global reach, with regional offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Melbourne, San Francisco Singapore and Madrid. Current portfolio properties include Hotels G, The Regent Hong Kong, The Standard High Line New York, Hollywood Roosevelt Los Angeles, Four Seasons Bora Bora and Hospes Hotels (JV in Spain). GCP Hospitality is the hospitality arm of Gaw Capital Partners, a private equity fund management company focusing on adding strategic value to under-utilized properties in the global market.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising nearly 6,900 properties and nearly 1.1 million rooms, in 122 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for five consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the nearly 133 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests upscale, affordable accommodations and modern amenities for an experience that is simply on another level. The Hilton Garden Inn Promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each guest’s stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. With more than 940 hotels in 55 countries and territories around the world, the brand ensures today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience, starting with the first hello. Experience a positive stay at Hilton Garden Inn by booking at hgi.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Hilton Garden Inn at stories.hilton.com/hgi, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.