Cosi targets the smartphone traveller

December 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Thailand

SAMUI, Thailand 6 December 2017: The new COSI Hotel on Samui island is now officially opened and welcoming tech savvy travellers.

It is as different from a traditional hotel as the latest smartphone is from mobile phones of the 90s. Centara says its newest brand is a total rethink of what a hotel should be for the new generation of connected, freedom loving, anti price-frill travellers.

The result is an affordable lifestyle hub set in the middle of shopping, dining   and entertainment scene in the heart of Chaweng Beach. Read more

Centara plots expansion

November 28, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Thailand

BANGKOK 27th November 2017: Thailand-based Centara Hotels and Resorts released details of a business plan that calls for the group to double revenue through inventory expansion over five years.

Centara identified three expansion strategies, Monday, starting with the group adding hotels and resorts through a combination of investments and management agreements.

It aims to be more prominent in Southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean and Middle East, but will also expand its footprint in East Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. Read more

Centara fills top job

November 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, People, Thailand

BANGKOK, 7th November 2017: Centara Hotels & Resorts  announced the appointment of Markland Blaiklock as deputy chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Blaiklock will be responsible for steering the continued expansion of Centara.

The group says it will double both its revenues and number of properties over the next five years. Read more

Centara resort hosts wellness workshop

November 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, Hospitality, News, Vietnam

DANANG, Vietnam, 2 November 2017: Australian triathlon champion, Asha Burnley, will visit Vietnam this month to lead a week-long workshop at Centara Sandy Beach Resort Danang.

Scheduled for 14 to 21 November, attendance is limited, but there is still space to book the inclusive seven-night wellness stay and workshop.

The “Ultimate Wellness Retreat” programme includes a seven-night stay in a premium garden room at the Centara resort, daily meals and workshop sessions. Read more

COSI hub for affordable stays

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

SAMUI ISLAND, Thailand, 31 October 2017: Centara Hotels & Resorts is accepting bookings for its new COSI Hotel Samui due to open 1 December on Chaweng beach.

It is the first property for Centara’s new COSI brand, designed as an affordable lifestyle hub for digitally-driven travellers. Special introductory rates start at THB 1,515 (USD45) per night.

“Living the COSI life is all about being simple, social and connected,” said Centara’s chief executive officer, Thirayuth Chirathivat. “It’s about fun and freedom. And we’ll be showing up in the destinations you want to visit.” Read more

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

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