Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin has opened its doors on Thailand’s Gulf coast, becoming the first Holiday Inn waterpark resort in Asia.
Located 2.5 hours’ drive from Bangkok and less than 15 minutes from the popular seaside town of Hua Hin, with views of the Gulf of Thailand, the hotel features 300 rooms and suites, including a series of interconnecting rooms and KidSuites, with special rooms decked out with bunk beds and play areas. Children aged 12 and under can stay and eat for free, and all guests are offered free Wi-Fi and unlimited access to Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle, the waterpark. Guests also can unwind in the resort’s own extensive facilities, including a 26th floor infinity pool, the Tea Tree Spa, a 24-hour fitness centre, a kids’ club and a children’s pool.
Dining and entertainment options include the all-day Plamong Restaurant, the casual Pool Bar, and the Vana Nava Sky Bar, Restaurant & Observation Deck, which offers views across the Gulf. Designed by Bangkok-based consultant Ashley Sutton, the mastermind behind some of Asia’s most famous bars, this destination also features a dramatic glass-bottomed deck 110 metres above ground.
And with 950 square metres of flexible event space, including five function rooms and one of Hua Hin’s largest ballrooms, Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin is also a unique destination for meetings, incentives and weddings.
The hotel is part of a larger mixed-use development, Vana Nava Hua Hin. It is right next door to Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle. The project will also feature premium residences, expected to be launched later this year. Linking all components of the project together and ensuring a seamless customer experience is radio-frequency identification technology, which can be used to unlock hotel rooms, access the waterpark and pay for food and entertainment within the compound.