This October British Saxophonist Alvin Davis will be touring Thailand in association with Centara Hotels & Resorts. Alvin will be playing smooth Jazz tunes from his previous albums and introducing his sixth album which consists of Jazzy cover tracks from a variety of different artists ranging from Pharrell Williams to Avicii.
Alvin’s performances in Bangkok, Hua Hin, Pattaya, Phuket and Samui are as follows:
10th October: Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok
13th October: Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin
17th and 18th October: Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya
22nd and 23rd October: Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket
25th and 26th October: Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui
Come join us for a soulful evening.
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.
(Bangkok, Thailand, 5th September 2014) We are proud to announce that Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin and Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui have won 5 Top Asia awards in the SmartTravelAsia 2014 poll.
The open poll, which is now in its 10th year, ran for three months from May to July and is based on findings from travellers who undertake at least 12 air trips each year.
(Bangkok, Thailand, 29th August 2014)
Centara Hotels & Resorts has joined the Fin Free Thailand campaign to stop the serving of shark fin dishes. Centara hotels in Pattaya have been the first to end the serving of shark fin, with others in the group following later this year.
Fin Free is a global campaign that supports individuals to organise on a local basis and lobby against the sale and possession of shark fin in cities, provinces, states and countries worldwide. The Fin Free Thailand campaign is backed by prominent local and international conservation groups, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Embassy to Thailand.
In addition to exclusively offering access to a dedicated sunken shipwreck, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives has now embarked upon a programme designed to rehabilitate parts of the reef that have stopped growing and promote the growth of new coral.
The programme is part of Centara Grand Island’s energetic policy towards environmental conservation and the coral garden supports the growth of several coral species.
(Bangkok, Thailand, 30th July 2014)
The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism has presented Centra Taum Seminyak Bali with the Best Service Excellence of the Year Award 2014 as part of Indonesia’s Best 50 Hotels and Restaurants Awards. The award was presented to Hotel Manager Agus Suananda in a ceremony on 18 July.
“We are all thrilled to have won this prestigious award, and this will encourage us to constantly work to improve our service standards,” said the Hotel Manager.
(Bangkok, Thailand, 24th July 2014) With more than 20 activities on sea and land offered free of charge to our guests, and with more available on a payment basis bringing the total to over 30, Centara Grand Azuri Resort & Spa Mauritius and the adjacent sister-property Centara Grand Azuri Residence & Suites Mauritius offer more leisure activities than any other resort on the island.
Blue Sky at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok has been named as one of the 15 Most Exciting Rooftop Bars In The World alongside other tops venues in cites that include Singapore, Shanghai, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong and New York, in a survey by Architecture Art Design website.
Blue Sky, on the 24th floor, is an urban bistro that is designed as an al fresco lounge with a cool design that uses blue as a predominant colour and a broad and unobstructed perspective of the city skyline.
The cuisine served combines Western and Asian tastes in an exciting menu that offers monthly promotions, and there is a long list of dazzling cocktails and wines of the world. The signature dishes include Cromesquis Scallops, Smoked and Fresh Salmon Rillette, French classic version of Shepherd’s Pie and griddled 200 gram Charolais French beef tenderloin.
(Bangkok, Thailand, 7th July 2014) Thirty contestants for the inaugural Miss Russia in Thailand 2014 pageant were selected during the first casting session that took place at Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya on Monday 30 June. The semi finals and finals of the competition, which is being organised by Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya, will take place in the lobby of the hotel on 12 July and 29 August.
The event is planned to be held yearly, and is in recognition of the fact that Thailand is a very popular destination for Russian tourists. Russian residents from other destinations such as Bangkok, Phuket and Samui are also being involved in the event.
(Bangkok, Thailand, 2nd July 2014)
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket and Centara Karon Resort Phuket have won the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice 2014 Family Award.
“Providing an environment where a family can enjoy time together staying in rooms and suites designed for their convenience and with a host of complimentary activities is central to our overall policy, and we are delighted that these three resorts have gained such outstanding recognition from our guests,” says Chris Bailey, senior vice president for sales and marketing at Centara Hotels & Resorts.
The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 has been awarded to 19 hotels within the Centara Hotels & Resorts portfolio, the properties being located in Thailand, Maldives and Vietnam.
“For such a very large number of our hotels to have been recognised in this way is a great tribute to the management and the team behind every property.”says Thirayuth Chirathivat, chief executive officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts.
TripAdvisor is ranking Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya as number 5 out of 361 hotels in Pattaya with a rating of 94 percent, less than eight months after the five-star luxury hotel opened. TripAdvisor rating is based on the candid reviews and star-ratings provided by guests who have stayed at the hotel and posted their reviews to the international travel website.
“Our team here is thrilled and honoured that our hotel is so highly regarded by so many people within just a short time of the opening,” says general manager Dominique Ronge.
Central Plaza Hotel Public Company Limited has received a Royal Warrant of Appointment, the first hotel company in Thailand to receive this honour. Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok installed the Supreme Garuda during a ceremony on 15 May 2014.
“This is a proud moment for our company, and a very great honour to be the first hotel company in Thailand to receive this most gracious recognition,” said Mr Suthikiati Chirathivat, Chairman of the Board Central Plaza Pcl.
Centara Grand West Sand Resort & Villas Phuket, which is home to Splash Jungle, Phuket’s wildest, wettest water park, has appointed Carpe Diem Entertainment Company to run a varied programme of daily activities designed to help families enjoy the resort’s activities together. Activities are held seven days a week for the enjoyment of families with children of any age, and reinforce the resort’s reputation as a prime holiday destination for families.
We are proud to announce that SPA Cenvaree at Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives has been named Best Luxury Emerging Spa in the Indian Ocean in the World Luxury Spa Awards for 2014. Readers had voted online for their favourite wellness spa, thus recognising service excellence. “We are very proud indeed to receive this prestigious award, which confirms that SPA Cenvaree is a successful international luxury spa brand,” says Thirayuth Chirathivat, chief executive officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts.
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin recently received the ASEAN Green Hotel Award 2014, adding to a list of recent environmental awards that includes the Environmental Assessment Award, Environment Friendly Hotel, Green Accommodations Gold Class Award, Thailand Energy Award and Silver Certification from EarthCheck. This bi-annual award goes to hotels that meet the required standards and establishes a professional green hotel operation with an environmental plan, including green products, human resource development and environment management.
Guests staying in the topmost tier suites and villas at Centara Grand properties in Bangkok, Hua Hin, Pattaya, Samui, Krabi, Phuket, Bali, Maldives and Mauritius will have their own personal Suite and Villa Host to assist their every need 24 hours a day.
Centra Taum Seminyak takes prestigious Gold Medal at Bali’s Tri Hita Karana Awards 2013 thereby recognising the hotel’s efforts to being socially and environmentally responsible, and following very closely the guidelines laid down by Bali’s Tri Hita Karana doctrine. “To be selected for the prestigious Gold Medal after just two years of operation is a very satisfying recognition of the work of our management and staff,” says Michel Horn, vice president for operations at Centara Hotels & Resorts.
We are proud to announce that SPA Cenvaree at Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket has been named Best Wellness Spa in the Spa Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2013. Readers had voted online for their favourite wellness spa, most romantic spa and best spa cuisine over a six-month period. “This has given us a distinct identity with both local residents and overseas visitors, and we are delighted to have won this award.” says Elaine Chua, corporate director of spa operations of Centara Hotels & Resorts.
After being on sale for less than a month, the Centara World Masters Golf Championship 2014, has already attracted bookings for 50 percent of its capacity and heads for early sell-out. The Centara World Masters Golf Championship 2014 (Hua Hin, 15-21 June 2014) is predicted to attract more than 600 golfers, and will be Asia’s biggest week of amateur golf.
Visit www.thailandworldmasters.com for event updates. Secure your stay during the Centara World Masters Golf Championship 2014 by booking with us on our pages.
Our resort, the ultimate all-inclusive island, has been named for the second year in succession as Leading Family Resort in the Maldives Travel Awards 2013, presented by the Maldives Association of Travel Agents & Tour Operators (MATATO). “Winning for the second time is a tremendous triumph for us, as the competition was intense. Our team here on the island is thrilled. Our success reflects on each and every one of them.”, says Voytek Klasicki, general manager of the resort.
Centra Central Station Bangkok is a 150-room hotel in Centara's value brand portfolio, catering for the needs of individual travellers, families, and groups of friends.
Centara Grand Phratamnak Resort Pattaya is designed to reflect the upmarket ambience of the locality, with a dramatic entrance area that creates an underwater world with two large aquariums, the use of Fendi furniture in the lobby, and a signature restaurant on the rooftop branded "Ruffino" and created in cooperation with the famous Tuscan winemaker.
Having soft-opened in April with full rooms availability and essential facilities, Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok will be fully open from 14 October 2013 and featuring its Chili Hip and Walk outlets that will add two new dining and entertainment venues to the Pratunam fashion and shopping district.
SmartTravelAsia, the only dedicated online travel magazine for the region, with over a million readers worldwide, has presented six awards to Centara Hotels & Resorts in the Best in Travel Poll 2013.
Centara Grand at CentralWorld was named as being amongst the top 25 business hotels in Asia, and also amongst the top 25 conference hotels in the region.
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, was named as being in the top 25 leisure hotels in Asia, and also in the top 25 spa resorts.
Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui was also named as one of the top 25 leisure hotels and one of the top 25 spa resorts.
“We are delighted and proud to receive these awards from SmartTravel Asia, and we feel that they reflect the world-class standards of Centara,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, chief executive officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts.
“With the awards spread across a number of sectors, covering business, conference, leisure and spa categories, this does we feel enhance our international standing as Thailand’s leading hospitality brand.”
Centara had also won multiple awards in the 2012 and 2011 SmartTravelAsia polls.
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Wish you were here, 1936! A postcard dated 15th January 1936 and depicting the Railway Hotel in Hua Hin has recently come to light in the records of Centara Hotels & Resorts, who today own and operate the hotel as Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin.
Two Centara Flagship Properties are Remodelled and Renamed : Two of the longest established five-star hotels within the Centara family have now been fully rebranded, following the expiry at the end of last year of the 25-year agreement with the Accor group and its Sofitel brand.
Free spending money at Centara Hotels & Resorts. Amazing but true, Centara will be giving you free money to spend at our properties. Enjoy up to double the spending power of your money during your stay with us (subject to seasonal availability at individual propertiers).