Royal Cliff Hotels Group

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Royal Cliff Hotels Group
Royal Cliff Grand Hotel & Spa Exterior.jpg
Royal Cliff Grand Hotel
General information
Location Pattaya, Thailand
Opening 1973 (1973)
Other information
Number of rooms 1090
Number of restaurants 11
Website
www.royalcliff.com

The Royal Cliff Hotels Group consists of 4 hotels and a multipurpose convention centre between Jomtien and South Pattaya, Thailand, occupying 64 acres (26 ha) of parkland overlooking the eastern shore of the Gulf of Thailand.

History[edit]

In 1973, Royal Cliff Beach Terrace opened with 106 rooms and a year later the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel came into existence.[1]

Late in 1999, a major addition was made to the resort's meeting, incentive, convention and exhibition facilities. This was the multipurpose stand–alone meeting venue, Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall,[2] with the capacity of catering to up to 8,000 delegates.

Royal Cliff Hotels have been the setting for some important meetings in the region,[3][4] In 1991, the resort played host to the Cambodian Peace talks; in 1997, the hotel was the venue for the drafting of the new Thai constitution; and in 2003, it hosted the APEC Tourism Working Group, attended by senior tourism officials from 21 member countries.[5]

In April 2009, an ASEAN conference had to be canceled unexpectedly and immediately, and Asian leaders evacuated, some by helicopter, after hundreds of protesters stormed and entered the facility.[6] The protest occurred on the last day of the ASEAN+3 meeting, hosted by Thailand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, bringing it to an abrupt end, but not before delegates had successfully concluded several important meetings during the first two days of the gathering. Delegation leaders were escorted off the property and the protesters dispersed. No one was injured during the protest.[7]

Notable hotel guests[edit]

From H.M the King of Sweden to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and actors Roger Moore, William Hurt, and Britt Ekland, numerous VIPs, entertainers and heads of state have visited the Royal Cliff over the last 30 years.[8]

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Coordinates: 12°55′24″N 100°51′35″E / 12.9234188°N 100.8597922°E / 12.9234188; 100.8597922