CC’s Hideaway Hotel: Your Homo-hideaway in Thailand!
CC’s Hideaway Hotel is an active member of the LGBT community in Phuket raising money to help the work of PLU (Phuket Loves You Club which is Phuket’s Leading LGBT charitable fundraising organization). CC’s provides a safe and welcoming environment for its LGBT visitors and employees. There is a palpable commitment at CC’s to provide LGBT guests a high quality experience. It is not just corporate sloganeering but rather a matter of mindful purposeafulness.
CC’s LGBT Credits
Its owners, many employees and most of its management team are LGBT themselves. Rated as one of the top 10 Gay Friendly hotels in the world by the Gay Star News in 2013, CC’s is the real deal in attending to the needs of its clientele, staff and community. CC’s is an IGLTA (International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association) member. For the past two years, CC’s Hideaway has been voted the best accommodation in Phuket by the leading Gay Publication in Thailand “Out in Thailand.” Always a proud sponsor of Phuket Pride, CC’s is going all out in making sure this year’s Phuket Pride (April 19-April 26) is awesome. They are “OUT” and proud!
CC’s Industry Track record
In 2014 Expedia published the following special rating:
The 2014 list names only 650 hotels as Insiders’ Select hotels from among the more than 290,000 bookable properties available on Expedia, Inc. websites worldwide. CC's Hideaway is the only one hotel from Phuket in this list. https://www.facebook.com/notes/ccs-hideaway/ccs-hideaway-named-among-best-reviewed-hotels-on-the-expedia-insiders-select-201/10152264985327831
Since 2010, CC’s Hideaway has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor and is currently ranked #8 of 72 hotels in Karon. All its staff, owners and management team are committed to providing an excellent service to its guests. But really most of this just comes down to how wonderful and warm their staff is.
The CC’s Experience
As per its website:
CC’s is a 42 room luxury full service hotel nestled in the lush hills of Karon overlooking the Andaman Sea and provides easy access to 3 of Phuket’s finest beaches: Kata Noi, Kata and Karon. CC’s Hideaway offers a unique combination of breathtaking views and modern accommodations infused with traditional and authentic Thai furnishings.
More simply, CC’s is an artsy oasis for guests seeking a relaxing holiday. Enjoy your excursions in Phuket and its surrounding islands and then come back each day to the tranquility that CC’s provides. For those looking to have health conscious holidays, they offer Yoga retreats and wellness holiday packages and they have a restaurant that offers an extensive menu of Western and Thai food.
Phuket as delivered by CC’s
CC’s offers transportation and concierge services to help you to experience the things you choose to. Whether it is a visit to a traditional outdoor night market, the Big Buddha, a National Park or a diving excursion, they can help. Their concierges try out the excursions they sell, so over the years they have carefully sifted through the operators that provide quality and safe services for a good value.
Meet some of the CC’s Team in Los Angeles?
Reaching out beyond Phuket, its management team will be venturing out to West Hollywood, Los Angeles California to promote CC’s at the Global LGBT Travel Show on April 11 from 12:00 to 4:30 pm at the (647 N San Vicente Blvd). Free admission.
CC’s Environmental Awareness
They are also very environmentally responsible. They have a water catchment system to collect rainwater to reduce the burden on the ever diminishing water table. They have solar water heaters that conserve the amount of electricity used. They have energy efficient light bulbs, a salt water swimming pool and a water management system that recycles and cleans shower water (white water) for re-use in the toilets. And of course, they are always working to improve things and hope to have a solar system that generates much of their electricity over the next two years.
There is a lot to be said about what they do besides supporting the LGBT community. There was a great tsunami that devastated parts of Asia in December 26, 2004 and it was featured in the movie The Impossible. CC’s has worked to support the work of a local expat filmmaker Mike Thomas. He made a much earlier documentary version of the The Impossible called Living with the Tiger and recently did a 10 year follow-up documentary on some of the families in fishing villages impacted called Silent Waters. CC’s held the world premier for this film. Also related to the Tsunami they actively support an organization that helped looked after area dogs that were displaced as a result.
Now go have a look at CC’s for yourself!