Hilton Hotels & Resorts opened the Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa, its first leisure property in India. Operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by Writer Lifestyle, the retreat is located in the the Sahyadri mountain range in the Western Ghats and is spread across 320 acres within the 3,500-acre private Shillim Estate.
The retreat has ecologically designed all-villa accommodation with butler service, dining options, one of the largest wine cellars in India, and spa facilities encompassing 70 acres offering more than 150 treatments. The retreat was designed, built and operated with sustainability as its core commitment.
With the opening of Hilton Shilim Estate Retreat & Spa, Hilton Worldwide extends its Hilton Resorts portfolio to 80 resorts across 29 countries. The company now operates 11 hotels in the country and, is expecting to increase its portfolio to 50 hotels in the next five years.
The 99 villas at the retreat, set amid rice fields, bamboo plantations and virgin forests, feature private decks or balconies, dedicated treatment areas and valley or forest views. The Spa Pool Villas and Presidential Pool Villas additionally include private gardens and swimming pools.
The retreat offers dining options. The six on-site restaurant, bar and lounge venues primarily utilize organic and locally sourced ingredients. Special dining experiences include the Chef's Table, a private dinner with the chef at a location on the banks of a seasonal waterfall overlooking the valley; Dining by Design, whereby guests can dine at a venue of their choice on the retreat's grounds; and Dining Prive that allows guests to enjoy a set dinner menu crafted by the chef in an intimate setting.
Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa's other facilities include dedicated spa villas, treatment suites, consultation rooms, relaxation terraces, a Yoga Pavilion, Meditation Cave, a spa restaurant, an outdoor heated spa pool, conventional and infrared saunas, steam, outdoor hot tubs and hydrotherapy tubs.
Recreational opportunities include yoga, meditation, and cooking, dance, music and pottery classes, as well as treks, picnics, mountain-biking, horse-riding, fishing and excursions to the nearby Maratha forts of Tungi, Tikona, Lohgad and Visapur and ancient Buddhist rock caves of Karla and Bhaja.
Also available is the Shillim Institute.
The retreat also presents an exclusive location for intimate corporate meetings, business events, social gatherings and private receptions, with a provision to accommodate up to 100 people in a range of settings. Up-to-date technology and a range of business services are available including high speed internet access, video conferencing, audiovisual equipment rental and secretarial support.
Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa is located at Pawana Nagar Taluka Maval, Pune - 410401, Maharashtra, India.