The world-famous Hilton Hotel chain has unveiled its first ever leisure property in India.
Based in the unspoiled landscape of the Sahyadri mountain range in the Western Ghats, it is hoped that the new Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat and Spa will offer tourists a sanctuary from the modern world.
The retreat, located 100km from Mumbai and 80km from Pune, is owned by Writer Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd and will be run by Hilton Worldwide.
Spread across 320 acres it boasts ecologically designed all-villa accommodation with butler service, extensive dining options, one of the largest wine cellars in India and spa facilities which offer more than 150 treatments.
Martin Rinck, president of Asia Pacific for Hilton Worldwide, said: “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.”
Hilton Worldwide’s Hilton Resorts portfolio now boasts 80 resorts across 29 countries and the brand runs one of the most successful Vacation Clubs in the world, Hilton Grand Vacations www.higvc.co.uk.
Rob Palleschi, senior vice president and global head of Hilton Hotels & Resorts, added: “The opening of Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa is a significant milestone in our expansion.
“Not only is it our first leisure property in India, it is a very unique addition to the brand’s global portfolio.”
About Hilton Grand Vacations
Hilton Grand Vacations Company, LLC, is a division of Hilton Worldwide, recognized as the leading global hospitality company. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Hilton Grand Vacations develops, markets and operates a system of brand name, high-quality vacation ownership resorts in select vacation destinations. The company also manages and operates two innovative club membership programs: Hilton Grand Vacations Club® and The Hilton Club®, providing exclusive exchange, leisure travel, and reservation services for more than 150,000 Club Members.
Hilton Grand Vacations provides comprehensive on-site management services to all Club resorts, including the operation of owner rental programs, resort recreational programs and retail outlets.