PATTAYA’S nightlife isn’t all about Walking Street and bars steeped in a red glow. Over the past few years the city has been rapidly moving up-market and, alongside the usual vest-wearing thrill seekers, now caters for the needs of high-end visitors who prefer their evenings to have a touch of class.
Need proof? Simply head straight for the Hilton Pattaya, where rooftop bar Horizon offers uninterrupted, panoramic views of the city as well as an extensive menu of gourmet cuisine and innovative cocktails, all served in stylish and tasteful surroundings.
Spread over 1,390 square meters of indoor and outdoor space, Horizon comprises three private dining rooms with floor-to-ceiling glass panels, and the open-air Infinity Bar and Stargazer Lounge, where guests can literally spy the stars through a circular opening in the overhanging roof.
“Pattaya is already well-known for its wide selection of dining options so we sought to differentiate our offerings at Hilton Pattaya by providing a ‘modern twist’ to the food and drinks served,” says the hotel’s GM, Rudolf Tröstler. “We wanted Horizon to be at the top of every visitor’s ‘To Do List’ when they visit Pattaya.”
Looking at the food and drinks on offer it’s fair to say that Hilton Pattaya has succeeded. Executive Sous Chef Shaun Venter’s menu has an emphasis on choice cuts, globally inspired flavours and fused influences. His recipes, original and authentic dishes cooked with contemporary techniques and flair, are culinary works of art which delight all of the senses ‒ there’s really nothing else like it in Pattaya.
There are many unique drinks to enjoy too, including, among them, eight signature cocktails (Sea Breeze, Siam Sunray, Ginger vs Vodka, A Tribute To Yellow, Berry Fizz, Cederberg, and Pattaya Sling) which can be sampled in one go thanks to the ‘Horizon 8 Shot Tower,’ a steel tree presenting a serving of each signature concoction ‒ a steal at just B1,100. (Daily from 5pm-7pm signature cocktails and selected beers are also two-for-one).
Factor in DJs spinning atmospheric beats, well-trained staff providing swift and efficient service, and a fashion-forward clientele, and Horizon has all the ingredients for a great night out.
Open daily (Infinity bar 5pm-1am; Restaurant 6pm.11.30pm) Tel: 03 825 3000 www.pattaya.hilton.com