Hilton Moves Into Mumbai With the Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa

hilton shillim estate retreat & spaHilton 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 Sahyadri mountain range in the Western Ghats. The property is spread across 320 acres within the 3,500-acre private Shillim Estate.

The 99 villas at the retreat have 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 that include six on-site restaurant, bar and lounge venues that utilise 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 extensive grounds, and Dining Prive that allows guests to enjoy a set dinner menu specially crafted by the chef in an intimate setting. Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat and Spa also offers aculinary experience, wherein celebrity chefs from across the world are invited to present their culinary magic. A culinary calendar is displayed on the website of the retreat.

The Shillim Spa has 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. The services range from Acupressure, Naturopathy and Acupuncture to Ayurveda, Reiki, Shamanism Therapy, Fire Healing, Tai Chi, Watsu, Meditation and Yoga.

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.

Guests can also participate in discourses, workshops and courses at the Shillim Institute. The primary focus of the Institute is to conserve the natural and cultural heritage of the Western Ghats and engage the region in global discussions on sustainability; involve the local inhabitants in mutually beneficial initiatives with the objective of enhancing their lives and offer guests the opportunity of gaining insight into indigenous art, music, dance, poetry, healing, botany, hydrology and more. The Institute also offers week-long exchange programs conducted by visiting masters or Institute facilitators.

The retreat also presents a 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 the full range of business services are available including high speed internet access, video conferencing, audiovisual equipment rental and secretarial support.

Visit www.shillimretreatandspa.hilton.com

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