Hat Yai, known as Gateway to the South, is home to this distinctive hotel. The city's proximity to the Malaysian border has made it an important trading post through the years. In many cases, it offers a wide range of goods unavailable elsewhere in Thailand. Guests who wish to go shopping need look no further as Thailand's leading Central Department Store is right on the premises. Nearby is the Gimyong market and Santisuk Market renowned for its wide variety of electrical goods as well as street stalls selling an abundance of fruits and other products at attractive prices. Centara Hotel Hat Yai is also a local landmark and a preferred venue for corporate events in addition to offering comfortable accommodation for leisure and business travellers as it is located 20 minutes from Hat Yai International Airport.