PHUKET, THAILAND – SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 – The Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism (PHIST) conference 2019 took place at the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa on 23 September 2019, attracting over 1000 participants. Organized by the Phuket Hotels Association, C9 Hotelworks and Greenview, the free-to-attend one-day conference discussed critical environmental issues and devise ways the tourism industry can tackle these issues head-on.

The event brought together 70 of Phuket’s leading hotels, retailers and other key stakeholders from across the region in an effort to discover new ways to fight against environmental degradation in Southeast Asia’s idyllic island destinations. Workshops on the day included subjects as plastic reduction, sustainable design and construction, marketing sustainability and selling green meetings. The exhibition area showcased green solutions allowing hospitality professionals to meet eco-suppliers.

“It is a great honor for us to host this event as we are actively seeking more sustainable solutions and alternatives to hotel operations” said Markus Kosch, general manager of Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa.

“This is in line with our Travel with Purpose platform, Hilton’s corporate responsibility strategy to redefine and advance sustainable travel globally,” he added.

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 minute 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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About Travel with Purpose
Travel with Purpose is Hilton’s corporate responsibility strategy to redefine and advance sustainable travel globally. By 2030, we plan to double our social impact investment and cut our environmental footprint by half. We track, analyze and report our environmental and social impact at each of Hilton’s more than 5,600 hotels through LightStay, our award-winning performance measurement system. Travel with Purpose capitalizes on Hilton’s global scale to catalyze local economic growth; promote human rights; invest in people and local communities; and preserve our planet by reducing our impact on natural resources. Our strategy aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Visit to learn more.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising more than 5,600 properties with nearly 913,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 85 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, TwitterLinkedInInstagram and YouTube

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