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Two Centara Grand resorts recognised in the Now Travel Asia Awards 2014

(Bangkok, Thailand, 17th November 2014)
We are delighted and extremely honoured that the readers of Now Travel Asia have nominated Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket and Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin as Asia’s Top Beach Hotel and Asia’s Top Heritage Hotel respectively in the NOW Travel Asia Awards 2014.


Centara Hotels & Resorts wins Best Asia Pacific Hotel and Resort Website Award

(Bangkok, Thailand, 17th November 2014 )
We are thrilled to announce that Centara Hotels & Resorts has been voted the Best A.P.A.C. Hotel and Resort Website in the 7th Travel Mole APAC Web Award 2014 held in association with ITB Asia. The award ceremony took place at ITB Asia on 31st October. The Travel Mole APAC Web Awards are amongst the Asia Pacific’s most prestigious accolades within the travel industry, recognising the development and deployments of social initiatives and mobile and web platforms.


Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi launches Water bottling plant

Further to being awarded EarthCheck Silver Certification for its ongoing commitment towards environmental responsibilities and sustainable programmes, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi has launched its own water bottling plant using a reverse osmosis system, also known as hyper filtration.

This process allows removing particles as small as ions from a solution and consequently purifies water, removes salts and impurities, and improves the water’s colours, taste and properties. The resort commenced distribution in September this year, with an extremely positive reaction from our guests.

“We have been working on this concept for some time now, and have followed the pattern that we have at our Centara Grand Island Resort in the Maldives,” says David Good, vice president for operations at Centara Hotels & Resorts.

“Our bottling plant filters the water, which comes from underground wells, and uses renewable glass bottles rather than plastic bottles. We save on unnecessary use of fuel in transporting bottled water by boat, and we do not have the environmental problem of disposing of plastic bottles.

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Centara Hotels and Resorts Group and Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hinwins TTG Sustainable Travel Company of The Year and Best Beach Resort

(Bangkok, Thailand, 9th October 2014) Centara Hotels and Resorts and Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin have been named the TTG Sustainable Travel Company of The Year and Best Beach Resort respectively during the 25th Annual TTG Travel Awards held on the 2nd October 2014 at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World.

The TTG Travel Awards are organised by TTG Asia, the region’s most authoritative travel industry publication, with voting open to all readers.

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Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives awarded Green Fins certification for environmentally responsible diving

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives, which has always operated a strong policy on environmental protection and conservation, has become the first resort in the South Ari Atoll to receive Green Fins certification for environmentally responsible diving.

The certification confirms that the resort has participated in Green Fins training on environmentally friendly diving and snorkelling, and has undergone an assessment of compliance with the Green Fins Code of Conduct.

Green Fins is a programme of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Reef-World Foundation and is managed in Maldives by a national team led by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Ministry of Environment and Energy.

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About Centara

Centara Hotels & Resorts has become the leading hotel chain in Thailand offering idyllic locations, international standards, and gracious Thai hospitality

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Centara Sustainability Development

Centara’s commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility has put the company on a path to a better, more meaningful kind of success where resources are respected,

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People Development Programme

Centara Hotels & Resorts now employs over 4,000 staff in Thailand and overseas. We focus on continuing training and developing our employees to ensure the availability of well qualified people to meet our growing needs.

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