Hilton Phuket Kicks-Off its Homegrown Herb Garden

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March 23, 2018

PHUKET, Thailand - Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa has officially initiated its homegrown herb garden with a memorable first harvest of morning glory, the hotel’s 1st sustainability project in 2018.

Markus Kaliss, general manager, Hilton Phuket participated with the hotel’s heads of departments, planting and harvesting morning glory from the hotel’s 1st homegrown herb garden. This initiative comes as one of the hotel’s activities to celebrate Earth Week and from Hilton Phuket’s commitment to embrace a more sustainable presence on the island. The herb garden commencement complements other efforts of the resort to preserve the environment such as implementing a food waste prevention program and signing a pledge to reduce the use of plastic at the resort.

A homegrown herb garden provides many benefits apart from enabling sustainability: It saves costs and time for getting fresh ingredients to the kitchen and it is a great source of health and a stress reliever for harvesters. Furthermore, morning glory presents many purifying, calming and cleansing effects making it a great and nutritive food to accompany any meal.

“This garden is a great first step for us in our purpose of becoming a more self-sustainable hotel. Our gardening team has done a great job in making this happen and we are looking forward to produce more homegrown vegetables and herbs”, said Markus Kaliss, general manager, Hilton Phuket.   

The first harvest was given to Hilton Phuket’s staff for all team members to enjoy the first delicious and fresh produce of many more to come.     

About Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa
Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa is an idyllic 75-acre resort in the south-western coast of Phuket. Located at the heart of Karon Beach, the resort is just a 10 to 30 minutes drive to the majority of the island's top attractions. Set over lush tropical gardens surrounded by mountains and golden beaches, the hotel features 662 elegantly designed rooms featuring contemporary Thai-Western inspired décor - all offering balconies with either sea view or garden view.

Facilities include 5 outdoor swimming pools, 8 food & beverage outlets, a fully-equipped fitness center, 2 squash courts, 3 tennis courts, a kids club, a games room, a sanctuary of 15 private Spa villas and a beauty salon. 

Apart from being an ideal destination for a romantic or family beach escape, Hilton Phuket is also a perfect setting for conferences, corporate functions, team building activities, private meetings and weddings. With 8 versatile meeting rooms (all equipped with state-of-the-art audio visual technology) that can accommodate groups from any size between 30 to 1,200 delegates, Hilton Phuket embodies the dream venue for meetings & events planners .

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