New Openings and Properties Updates
Centara to open third hotel in Bangkok
Bangkok, 5 July 2011 - Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced its third hotel in Bangkok, Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel & Spa Bangkok, a four-star property located at Rachaprarop and above the Watergate Pavillion shopping complex.
The announcement follows the signing of a management contract on 7 June 2011 with Oversee Construction Co Ltd, the owners of the project.
Centara’s two well-established hotels in Bangkok, Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, and Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok, are both adjacent to prime shopping malls, a factor in acquiring the new management contract.
Centara Watergate Pavilion Hotel and Spa Bangkok is being developed at an investment cost of approximately 700 million baht and will be opening in the second quarter of 2012.
“We are proud and delighted in the confidence the owning company is placing in Centara Hotels & Resorts to manage this very impressive and significant property,” says Suthikiati Chirathivat, Chairman of the Executive Board, Central Plaza Hotel Public Company Limited.
“The hotel is a perfect addition to Centara’s portfolio in Bangkok, as both of our existing hotels in the capital are directly adjacent to major shopping and lifestyle centres. With our two existing properties our guests can enjoy the best of shopping and entertainment facilities, and this will also be the case with Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel & Spa Bangkok.”
Chris Bailey, senior vice president for sales and marketing at Centara Hotels & Resorts, says that the four-star category of the hotel broadens Centara’s base in Bangkok, as both of the existing properties are five-star.
“This opens up another sector of the market for us and enhances our presence in the Rachaprarop district, where Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld is also located,” he says.
The hotel and shopping complex are located inside a newly constructed 20-storey building, with the hotel taking up a total of 10 floors and featuring a total of 288 guestrooms. Of these, 243 will be standard rooms, 27 will be Premium rooms, and 18 will offer a family-friendly concept.
Facilities will include an all-day restaurant with a total of 300 seats indoors and outdoors, a rooftop restaurant with 100 seats, and a rooftop bar with 80 seats. There will be a Spa Cenvaree with nine treatment rooms and a 56sqm fitness centre.
Two meeting rooms, each of 56sqm, will cater for the meetings and events sector.
The Watergate Pavillion shopping complex is being built in two phases. Phase 1 consists of 18 floors and two basements, totalling 60,000sqm, with more than 1,000 shops and food outlets. Phase 2 will consist of 25,000sqm of space with 900 shops.