Centara hosts 5th World Masters

September 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News

HUA HIN, 13 September 2017:  Centara Hotels & Resorts, will again be the main sponsor and host of the Centara World Masters amateur golf tournament in Hua Hin, 10 to 16 June. 2018.

It will mark the fifth year of the tournament, which attracts golfers from over 50 countries.

The 2018 tournament is expected to be bigger and better than ever, as it combines a week of golf at some of Thailand’s best courses with social and entertainment activities in this famous seaside resort town. Read more

Centara resort pet friendly

August 31, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Thailand

TRAT, Thailand, 31 August 2017: Who would have thought that a pet friendly hotel could be found in this remote eastern province,  a half-day’s drive and a whole world away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok?

It is almost impossible to find pet friendly properties  even in Thailand’s popular destinations, despite stiff competition to catch the attention of family travellers.

Centara Chaan Talay Resort & Villas appears to have found a niche that will appeal to travellers looking for “unspoiled” clean white beach that they can share with their favourite pet. Read more

Centara wins recognition in China market

June 30, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines

From Left: General Thanasak Patimaprakorn, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Thailand and Robert Maurer-Loeffler, General Manager of Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.

BANGKOK, 29 June 2017: The 2017 People’s Choice Awards based on a Tourism Authority of Thailand poll saw Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World voted “Best City Hotel”.

Completed mid June, the poll reflected the growing importance of Chinese visitors as arrivals are expected to exceed 9 million this year.

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s largest hotel operator has a portfolio of 66 deluxe and first-class properties including 43 in Thailand and another 23 located in prominent international destinations. Read more

Centara reopens Danang resort

June 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Vietnam

DANANG, 19 June 2017: Centara Hotels & Resorts has reopened the 198-room Centara Sandy Beach Resort Danang following an extensive renovation and upgrade.

The resort is located on Non Nuoc beach, a 20-minutes drive from Danang’s airport and close to two championship golf courses. The resort targets vacationing families and couples, as well as weddings and business events. Read more

Centara extends Middle East footprint

May 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, Middle east, News

MUSCAT, OMAN, 19 May 2017: Centara Hotels & Resorts opened a four-star, 152-room hotel in Muscat, Thursday, its fifth hotel outside of Thailand and the first of three planned for the Middle East.

The Centara Muscat Hotel stands midway between the airport and the city’s historical district. The hotel features three restaurants, a spa, and a rooftop pool and terrace with views out over the Gulf of Oman.

Centara is known for combining appealing Thai qualities, such as graceful service and pampering spa treatments, with expertly-prepared Thai and international cuisine. Read more

Centara inks Maldives contract

April 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, South Asia

BANGKOK, 7 April 2017: Centara Hotels & Resorts signed   a new hotel management agreement for its fourth beach resort under the Centara umbrella in the Maldives – Centara Grand Muthaafushi Resort & Spa Maldives.

The signing ceremony took place between Centara Hotels & Resorts and Muthaafushi Orient Investments Limited, and Well Land Investment PVT LTD.

Under the agreement, Centara Hotels & Resorts will manage and operate Centara Grand Muthaafushi Resort & Spa Maldives, a new five-star resort in the Southwest portion of Baa Atoll. Read more

Thouvard moves to Samui

February 24, 2017 by  
Filed under News, People, Trade Talk

SAMUI, 24 February 2017: Centara Hotels & Resorts announced, Thursday, the appointment of Denis Thouvard as general manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, Thailand.

Thouvard, a French national joined the Centara Hotels & Resorts team in 2009 as general manager for the opening of Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket.

He was subsequently promoted to the post of area general manager for Phuket in 2012, with additional responsibilities to oversee both Centara Villas Phuket and Centra Ashlee Hotel Patong. Read more

Nakheel and Centara joint venture

January 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, Middle east, News

DUBAI, 24 January 2017: UAE real estate developer Nakheel and Thai hotel group Centara Hotels and Resorts signed, earlier this month, a joint venture agreement to build and operate a 550-room, beachfront resort with waterpark at Deira Islands in Dubai.

Under the agreement, signed in Bangkok, by Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah and Centara chairman Suthikiati Chirathivat, the two companies will deliver an upscale resort on a prime stretch of beach on Deira Islands – Nakheel’s new, 15.3 sq km, tourism, leisure, retail and entertainment hub.

Nakheel’s joint venture with Centara is the latest development in the company’s aggressive expansion into Dubai’s hospitality sector and its second international joint venture for Deira Islands. The first, an 800-room, AED900 million all-inclusive resort and waterpark with Spain’s RIU Hotels & Resorts, was confirmed in February last year. Read more