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Immerse, Indulge, Recharge and Reconnect: Inspiring Experiences Curated by Hilton for the Local Traveler

SINGAPORE - As the yearning to travel continues well into 2021, unique experiences deviating from the usual attractions and activities are likely to be high on the agenda of those looking to explore their own backyards. Whether they are planning a family vacation, a solo self-discovery journey or are simply looking for a change in scenery with their loved ones, Hilton has curated a plethora of experiences that caters to the evolving preferences and needs of travelers.

From silent retreats in Malaysia to spectacular helicopter adventures in Manila, Hilton’s dedicated hotel teams are ready to help travelers approach the months of 2021 with anticipation of rebuilding new memories in a safe manner, while ensuring they enjoy Hilton’s renowned levels of service and hospitality.

Immerse in authentic local moments

Beyond rediscovering the unique sights and local monuments of their home city, sightseers can enhance their journey of self-discovery by immersing themselves in indigenous arts, heritage and cultural offerings. There are few better ways to do that than through a taste of traditional cuisine or venturing beyond the city on meaningful tours.

Learn the art of creating hearty meals at Hilton Bali, Indonesia, with the hotel’s culinary team. Starting with an outing to the renowned Kedonganan Fish Market to select the freshest catches of the day amongst other delightful local ingredients, the excursion is followed by an immersive cooking class, where guests will whip up a delectable three-course lunch complete with a refreshing signature drink. Guests will bring home their very own chef’s apron, hat, recipe booklet and certificate of accomplishment at IDR1.500.000 (USD$107) nett per person.

Offering modern comforts in a heritage city, DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka, Malaysia, sits amongst a multitude of nature and historic sites. The hotel’s Cultural Staycation package offers the perfect opportunity for small groups of friends and family to explore the hidden gems of Malaysia with a tour to Kampung Morton, a traditional wooden village with exceptional architecture, and Jonker Street, the time-honored street of Chinatown selling everything from tasty treats to little keepsakes. Guests can also enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Melaka River and end their bustling day with a relaxing night walking tour. Valid from now till June 2021, the package is inclusive of a two-room stay, breakfast for four adults at Makan Kitchen and supper for four persons on the Pool Deck for USD$450 nett.

Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa, Thailand, offers an Authentic Thai Cooking Class at THB1,650 (USD$55) nett per person, where guests will learn more about Thai cuisine, herbs and culinary techniques as they prepare two local dishes with a personal chef. They will also receive a chef’s hat, apron and a certificate as memorabilia of the unique Phuket experience.

Indulge in delectable destination dining

A memorable holiday is incomplete without exceptional gourmet delights. Hilton brings savvy travelers on a gastronomy adventure through private epicurean treats, progressive experiences and romantic picnics at landmark locations.

Hilton Singapore’s Treasures of the Sea High Tea Staycation package is a treat for all, offering an Ocean-inspired High Tea Set with a Seafood Platter, Cheeseboard and a bottle of Prosecco for two. The perfect representation of Singapore’s “East Meets West” culture, guests can enjoy the afternoon dining indulgence while staying in one of the hotel’s modern Deluxe Rooms. Valid from now till April 30, 2021, the package also includes a sumptuous breakfast for two from SGD$288.37 (USD$218) nett.

The newest addition to the Hilton family, DoubleTree by Hilton Surabaya offers diverse culinary experiences for guests in its all-day dining restaurant, Makan Kitchen. A reflection of Surabaya’s food heritage, the restaurant serves an abundant mix of Indonesian, Chinese and Colonial cuisines with live interactive kitchens for weekend dinner buffets at IDR 298,000 nett (USD$21.50) per person. Families with little ones can look forward to inclusive kids’ activities such as a Cookie Man performance, cupcake decoration and free access to the Kids Zone.

Fans of the signature DoubleTree cookie will take delight in DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort’s ‘The Cookie Experience’ package. Valid till October 31, 2021, the package provides an experiential experience in the world’s first cookie-themed suite, with a two-hour professional photoshoot session and a cookie tasting session with the hotel’s chef. Guests can expect Instagram-worthy pictures with a bar of gooey cookies, cookie bathrobes and plushies, cookie-scented candles and a tasting of the pad thai and coconut-flavoured cookies that are unique to the Phuket property. The package is priced at THB500 nett per person.

Recharge in a health and wellness sanctuary

From active workouts to relaxing spa retreats and healthy dining options, guests can "Zen Out" with a multitude of soothing wellness experiences and leave behind their daily stresses. Providing holistic wellness and rejuvenation benefits, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island’s Maldivian Indigenous Signature Couple’s Treatment is inspired by essential coconut oil that is authentic to the Maldives. The localized blend of treatments and products is designed to relieve muscle tension, promote smoother skin, improve sleep as well as nourish the hair and body. The experience also consists of a coconut scrub, Indian-inspired head massage and full body massage using heated coconut sticks. At USD$458++ per couple, this Hilton Honors Experience can alternatively be redeemed at 100,000 points and is valid from now till December 15, 2021.

Available across multiple properties in Malaysia such as Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Hilton Kota Kinabalu and DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang, “A Day With Me” is an in-room retreat that encourages guests to find the calm within as they seek solitude. Starting from RM270 (USD$67) nett, “A Day with Me” is available in three guest room package options, ranging from one to three days. A structured retreat with daylong activities, guests can choose to experience it alone with audio meditation guides or opt for in-person guided practice while they get in touch with their true selves.

Reconnecting with nature in the great outdoors

Eating, shopping and indulging in the cityscape may be popular activities to do on a staycation, but guests who need to break free from the concrete jungle can look forward to refreshing outdoor activities. In Manila, soar to new heights, take in aerial views of the city and experience the thrill of open cockpit flying while staying at the newly opened Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort. During a one-night stay at the hotel, guests will be whisked away to an unforgettable 15-minute ultralight flight experience. The private sightseeing tour will allow guests stunning bird’s eye views of major city attractions. Available from March 1, 2021, onwards, the Ultralight Flying Package is inclusive of overnight accommodation, breakfast at Olive, transportation to and from the Angeles Flying Club and a 15-minute ultralight flight experience at USD$320 nett per room for single occupancy & an additional $165 USD nett for extra person.

For those who prefer a close-up view of the surrounding scenery, Hilton Kuching offers Kampung Bike Tours and an All Aboard the Sampan Tour at MYR150 (USD$37) and MYR19 (USD$5) nett per person, respectively. Located in the heart of the city with an excellent view of the Sarawak River, Hilton Kuching is the perfect base for exploring charming Borneo. Guests can take advantage of the hotel’s nature tours to experience Kuching from an alternative perspective, be it with a tour guide on bike or floating through the river on a traditional sampan.

Located in Southern Sri Lanka, between three of Asia’s most visited national parks, the newly built DoubleTree by Hilton Weerawila Rajawarna Resort is a haven for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. Offering a five-star safari package to Yala National Park, renowned for having the highest density of leopards in the world, hotel guests can expect to see three out of the “big five animals of Sri Lanka” at this National Park, namely the Leopard, Asian Elephant and Sloth Bear. The package comes bundled with entrance tickets, a special safari breakfast or lunch pack, beverages, a 4x4 safari vehicle and an experienced ranger at US$55 nett per person.

*All activities will be conducted in compliance with its respective government regulations.

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