BANGKOK, 28 June 2018: Centara Hotels & Resorts recently signed a hotel management agreement with Chuan Development Hotel Company Limited, for its third COSI property in South Thailand, COSI Krabi Ao Nang Beach.
The signing ceremony was held at Centara’s headquarters in Bangkok last week.
The group launched the COSI brand, on Thailand’s popular Samui Island last December.
COSI is different from a traditional hotel. In place of the typical lobby counter are self-serve kiosks that speed check-in and check-out. In place of the typical restaurant and banquet facilities is the hotel’s Hub, a 24/7 social and media café where guests can grab a sip or a bite and connect with friends. Guests get daily credits to use for food and drink any time at the Hub’s WYSIWYG Café.
Today’s travellers love their smartphones and smartphones love COSI. Guests can use their phones to book, check in and play videos, or watch movies on their room’s 43-inch SmartTV screen, which can mirror their phone screen. Fast and free Wi-Fi is everywhere.
The Krabi hotel will feature 142 rooms. Their minimalist-mod design features comfy king or twin beds, power showers, digital safes and fridges. Each room will have five USB ports so guests can recharge their devices without worrying about converters. The hotel will also offer a swimming pool and laundromat.“COSI represents our most creative ideas about serving a growing market segment of freedom-loving, connected travellers” said Centara’s CEO Thirayuth Chirathivat. “They’re more interested in flexibility, fun and shared experiences than traditional hotel frills. We plan to open COSIs in the most popular destinations to serve them.”
“I strongly believe this will be a successful partnership with Centara for the new COSI hotel in Krabi. As we are new in the hospitality business, working with such a renowned hospitality brand of Thai origin as Centara, is such a firm and important step for us” said Chuan Development Hotel Co Ltd managing director, Thanawat Phukaoluan.
Centara will open COSI Krabi Ao Nang Beach by 2020.