Royal Cliff Hotels Group

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Royal Cliff Hotels Group
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Infini Pool @ Royal Cliff Beach Hotel
General information
Location Pattaya, Thailand
Opening 1973 (1973)
Awards and prizes 215
Other information
Number of rooms 1090
Number of restaurants 11
Website
www.royalcliff.com

The Royal Cliff Hotels Group consists of 4 luxury hotels and a multipurpose convention centre, Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH) between Jomtien and South Pattaya, Thailand, occupying 64 acres (26 ha) of parkland overlooking the eastern shore of the Gulf of Thailand. The 5 star hotels on the private estate are Royal Cliff Beach Hotel, Royal Cliff Beach Terrace, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel and Royal Wing Suites & Spa. It is the only resort in Pattaya that offers both mountain and sea views. In terms of awards the resort has won the prestigious TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award for 6 times in the luxury category and always rank high on the review site.[1]

History[edit]

In 1973, Royal Cliff Beach Terrace opened with 106 rooms and a year after the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel came into existence.[2] A decade later the Royal Wing Suites & Spa was officially opened by the King of Thailand His Majesty Maha Vajiralongkorn. In 1992 The Royal Cliff Grand Hotel was opened by the 16th Prime Minister of Thailand, His Excellency Prem Tinsulanonda.

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,[3] with the capacity of catering to up to 10,000 delegates.

Royal Cliff Hotels have been the setting for some important meetings and events in the region,[4][5] 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.[6]

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.[7] 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.[8]

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 Royal Family members, Heads of States, Entertainers and Sports Stars have visited the Royal Cliff over the last 30 years.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]Destination Thailand News
  2. ^ [2]Bangkok Post
  3. ^ [3]Tourism Authority of Thailand
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-10. Retrieved 2009-03-04.eTravelblackboard
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-28. Retrieved 2009-03-04.Pattaya Daily News
  6. ^ [4]Pattaya Mail
  7. ^ "Amid Protests, Asian Summit Is Canceled" by Thomas Fuller. Janesara Fugal contributed reporting. The New York Times, April 11, 2009. Retrieved 4/11/09.
  8. ^ [5]Bangkok Post
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2009-03-04.Tourism Authority of Thailand

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