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Centara’s new affordable lifestyle hotel for the modern, tech-savvy traveller is open for bookings
Centara’s new affordable lifestyle hotel for the modern, tech-savvy traveller is open for bookings
Created : 2017.10.25

Centara Hotels & Resorts , Thailand’s largest hotel operator, announced they are now taking bookings for their new COSI Hotel Samui on Chaweng beach, opening 1 st December. It is the first property for Centara’s new COSI brand , designed as an innovative and affordable lifestyle hub for the new generation of digitally-driven travellers. Special introductory rates start at THB 1,515 (a little over $US 45) per night. “...

Nakheel and Centara Reach New Milestone on 600-Room Beachfront Resort at Deira Islands
Nakheel and Centara Reach New Milestone on 600-Room Beachfront Resort at Deira Islands
Created : 2017.10.02

Hotel management agreement confirmed as joint venture company officially incorporated  UAE-based master developer Nakheel and leading Thai hotel group Centara Hotels and Resorts today reached a key milestone on their 600-room beachfront resort and waterpark at Dubai’s Deira Islands, with the official formation of the joint venture company and the signing of a management agreement. The joint venture, cemented by Nakheel...

Centara to Host Asia’s Leading Amateur Golf Championship in Hua Hin
Centara to Host Asia’s Leading Amateur Golf Championship in Hua Hin
Created : 2017.09.12

Centara World Masters shows off top Thai courses and an historic resort to international golfers  Centara Hotels & Resorts , Thailand’s leading hotel operator, will again be the main sponsor and host of the Centara World Masters amateur golf tournament in Hua Hin next 10 th – 16 th June. 2018 will mark the fifth year of the tournament, which attracts golfers from over 50 countries. It is expecte...

Centara Chaan Talay Resort & Villas Trat is Out of the Way and Out of the Ordinary
Centara Chaan Talay Resort & Villas Trat is Out of the Way and Out of the Ordinary
Created : 2017.08.30

Remote Rural Beach Resort is Pristine, Peaceful… and Pet-Friendly Centara Chaan Talay Resort & Villas is out of the way and out of the ordinary This remote eastern province is a half day’s drive and a whole world away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok.  If there’s a single word to describe Centara Chaan Talay Resort & Villas here, it might be “unspoiled” – a clean white beach on a...

Centara Wins Recognition of Chinese Guests with “Best City Hotel” Award
Centara Wins Recognition of Chinese Guests with “Best City Hotel” Award
Created : 2017.06.26

Over 10 million Chinese tourists visit Thailand each year. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) polled many of them for the 2017 People’s Choice Awards and Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World was voted “Best City Hotel.” The poll, just completed in June, is evidence of Chinese visitors’ growing importance to Thailand, and Centara’s success in meeting their needs. Centara Hotels & ...

Centara Grabs Home Another Award from A Global Leading Travel Booking Website
Centara Grabs Home Another Award from A Global Leading Travel Booking Website
Created : 2017.06.26

Harry Thaliwal, Group Director of Operations and General Manager of Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok (Centre) represented the hotel to receive a recognition of being a “ Top Package Producer By Room Nights 2017 ” from Expedia’s Thailand management team. Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok recently won another achievement from an appreciation partner event hosted by a global online travel booking site,...

Centara Relaunches Stunning Danang Resort After Major Upgrade
Centara Relaunches Stunning Danang Resort After Major Upgrade
Created : 2017.06.16

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s largest hotel operator, reopened the Centara Sandy Beach Resort Danang following an extensive renovation and upgrade. The resort offers an excellent location on the white sands and clear waters of Non Nuoc beach. The site is designed to offer secluded privacy on a private beach, but is conveniently within 20 minutes of Danang’s airport and downtown, two championship golf courses, and the Hoi A...

2017 Samui Regatta continues successful trend, with Centara Grand Beach Resort as host sponsor
2017 Samui Regatta continues successful trend, with Centara Grand Beach Resort as host sponsor
Created : 2017.06.12

Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui once again showed itself capable of handling international water sports events, being the host sponsor for the Samui Regatta 20-27 May. The Regatta, in its 16th year, has grown to attract the best yachts in Asia and a large spectator following. They come to Samui for great sailing, fantastic beach parties, and the island's acclaimed hospitality. Samui Island itself is acknowledged for its white-sand beaches, sp...

An impressive welcome dinner reception at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin
An impressive welcome dinner reception at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin
Created : 2017.05.26

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin showcased its superlative food and beverage quality, as well as renowned outdoor party venues by hosting a welcome dinner for 180 travel representatives from the German speaking market who were participating in the Hua Hin leg of DER Touristik Campus Live in Thailand 2017 . The workshop was organized by Department of  Sales Promotion, the CAMPUS Team of the DER Touristik GmbH & Co. KG, Eu...

Centara opens its first hotel in the Middle East in Muscat, Oman
Centara opens its first hotel in the Middle East in Muscat, Oman
Created : 2017.05.18

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s largest hotel operator, continues to expand internationally with today’s opening of a four-star, 152-room hotel in Muscat, its fifth hotel outside Thailand and first of three planned for the Middle East. The Centara Muscat Hotel is ideally located in the Omani capital’s bustling Ghala Heights business district, close to the convention centre, Royal Opera House, and the Sultan Qaboos Gr...

“Centara Muscat Hotel Oman” the first Centara hotel in the Middle East with convenient location in Muscat’s Ghala Heights business district
“Centara Muscat Hotel Oman” the first Centara hotel in the Middle East with convenient location in Muscat’s Ghala Heights business district
Created : 2017.04.19

Ready to open in early May, 2017 and now takes bookings via all channels    Public offer starts at 39 OMR ++ weekdays / 29 OMR ++ weekends With its first hotel opening in the Middle East just around the  corner, Centara Hotels & Resorts, renowned Thai hospitality operator of the “Centara” brand, gives an overview about the tranquil waterside city of Muscat and a preview to its first property in GCC &ldq...

 Centara signed new management agreement for fourth resort in the Maldives “Centara Grand Muthaafushi Resort & Spa Maldives”
Centara signed new management agreement for fourth resort in the Maldives “Centara Grand Muthaafushi Resort & Spa Maldives”
Created : 2017.04.05

Centara Hotels & Resorts, leading Thai hospitality group signed   a new hotel management agreement for its fourth beach resort under the Centara umbrella in the Maldives - Centara Grand Muthaafushi Resort & Spa Maldives. The signing ceremony took place between Centara Hotels & Resorts and Muthaafushi Orient Investments Limited, and Well Land Investment PVT LTD. Under the agreement, Centara Hotels & Resorts will mana...

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Voted winners of two prestigious international awards
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Voted winners of two prestigious international awards
Created : 2017.03.20

South Ari Atoll, Maldives ( 20 March 2017), Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives was announced to receive two prestigious awards, the ‘Leading All Inclusive Resort’ from South Asian Travel Awards 2016 and the ‘Guest Review Award 2016’ from B ooking.com, one of the largest global travel websites. The South Asian Travel Awards is the first ever regional Travel Awards endorsed by Multi National Associat...

Centara Seaview Resort Khao Lak and Centara Kata Resort Phuket Won 2017 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Top 25 Choice Awards for Hotels in Thailand
Centara Seaview Resort Khao Lak and Centara Kata Resort Phuket Won 2017 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Top 25 Choice Awards for Hotels in Thailand
Created : 2017.02.08

World’s Best Hotels Named in 15 th Year of Awards Centara Hotels and Resorts announced its latest prestigious recognitions from the TripAdvisor Awards 2017 with two Centara properties rating within the Top 25 Thailand Family Hotels category - Centara Seaview Resort Khao Lak was ranked as No 10 and Centara Kata Resort Phuket as No 21 in the Family Hotels in Thailand awards. Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centa...

Centara Hotels and Resorts pocketed two regional awards from Virgin Holidays including resorts in Hua Hin and Maldives
Centara Hotels and Resorts pocketed two regional awards from Virgin Holidays including resorts in Hua Hin and Maldives
Created : 2017.01.19

Management executives of Centara Hotels and Resorts led by Mr. Suthikiati Chirathivat (centre), Chairman of The Board,  Mr. Thirayuth Chirathivat (third from left), Chief Executive Officer and Mrs. Supatra Chirathivat (third from right), Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs & Social Responsibilities, participated in the photo session to celebrate the latest awards bestowed for two Centara resorts from “Virgin Holidays Awards 20...

Nakheel and Centara sign joint venture for beachfront resort with waterpark at Dubai’s Deira Islands
Nakheel and Centara sign joint venture for beachfront resort with waterpark at Dubai’s Deira Islands
Created : 2017.01.10

Dubai developer checks in with leading Thai operator to bring  550-room hotel to world-class tourism hotspot Second international JV for Nakheel at Deira Islands   Dubai, 10 January 2017 -  UUAE master developer Nakheel and leading Thai hotel group Centara Hotels and Resorts today signed a joined venture agreement to create a 550-room, beachfront resort with waterpark at Deira Islands in Dubai. Under the agreem...

Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka Won Triple at South Asian Travel Awards 2016:‘Leading Beach Resort’,  ‘Leading All Inclusive Resort’ and ‘Leading Wellness & Spa Brand’
Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka Won Triple at South Asian Travel Awards 2016:‘Leading Beach Resort’, ‘Leading All Inclusive Resort’ and ‘Leading Wellness & Spa Brand’
Created : 2016.12.26

Centara Ceysands Resort and Spa in Bentota, Sri Lanka was announced winners of this year’s prestigious South Asian Travel Awards, where the resort has received three recognitions for best “Leading Beach Resort Sri Lanka”, “Leading All Inclusive Resort Sri Lanka” and “Leading Wellness & Spa Brand”. Apart from these tremendous achievements, Centara Hotels and Resorts received two more accolades for i...

Centara Hotels and Resorts adds more options for visitors to Thailand’s most popular beach city with the opening of Centara Azure Hotel Pattaya
Centara Hotels and Resorts adds more options for visitors to Thailand’s most popular beach city with the opening of Centara Azure Hotel Pattaya
Created : 2016.12.23

Pattaya, Thailand – Centrally-located within a prime setting in Central Pattaya, the newly-opened Centara Azure Hotel Pattaya joins the existing six Centara properties in the city. This stylish hotel provides convenient access to dining, shopping and Pattaya’s bustling nightlife. Within a quick walking distance to the beachfront, where water sports and island hopping transfer are all available, Centara Azure Hotel Pattaya is a gr...

Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives takes home the 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards for ‘Best Luxury Adult Beach Resort’
Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives takes home the 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards for ‘Best Luxury Adult Beach Resort’
Created : 2016.11.22

Centara Hotels and Resorts is proud to announce its recent success at this year’s World Luxury Hotel Awards, where Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives has received the award for best “Luxury Adult Beach Resort”. “To make Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives live up to and exceed visitor's expectations has meant a lot of work, so I’m exceptionally pleased that this year’s prestigious ‘Wor...

Centara Hotels & Resorts Fulfils All Wishes for a Great Holiday in Krabi
Centara Hotels & Resorts Fulfils All Wishes for a Great Holiday in Krabi
Created : 2016.10.28

Centara Hotels and Resorts expanded its presence in Krabi, one of Thailand’s prime tourist destinations in the South, with the opening of its third property “Centra by Centara Phu Pano Resort Krabi”. A desirable complement to other properties in Centara’s portfolio in the region, the brand new resort offers comfortable, quality accommodation with well-rounded facilities at affordable rates. Mr. Thirayuth Chirathivat,...

Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket takes top honours as best Family Resort in Thailand
Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket takes top honours as best Family Resort in Thailand
Created : 2016.10.25

Holidays with Kids, one of Australia’s most read family travel magazines have just announced their 2016 Family Resort awards. Centara Grand Beach Resort has topped the table for the first time winning Best Family Resort in Thailand. Jumping from third place in the 2015 awards, Centara Grand Beach Resort is now a firm favourite for the Australian market and is the only five-star resort with direct access to Karon Beach offering families s...

Centara Creates an Insider’s Guide to Krabi
Centara Creates an Insider’s Guide to Krabi
Created : 2016.10.14

Experience the true beauty of Thailand’s South-Western gem on an affordable budget An iconic region of Thailand, Krabi Province lies facing the Andaman Sea on the South-Western coast - rich with pearly beaches, translucent waters, coral reefs, waterfalls and natural caves. The area is surrounded by over 130 islands, including the world-renowned archipelago of six islands which form Phi Phi National Park. Hundreds of...

A new Suan Bua Restaurant at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka in Bentota  Now serving up authentic Thai home-style dishes to Sri Lankan diners
A new Suan Bua Restaurant at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka in Bentota Now serving up authentic Thai home-style dishes to Sri Lankan diners
Created : 2016.09.28

Centara Hotels & Resorts Group’s signature Thai restaurant Suan Bua opened its doors to discerning diners at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa in Bentota last week, offering guests and visitors a tantalizing new taste of Thailand in Sri Lanka. Suan Bua, which means ‘lotus garden’ in Thai language, is known across Asia for its authentic home-style Thai cuisine with a contemporary twist. The celebration of the opening beg...

Centara Achieved Thailand’s Top Corporate Brand Values 2016 Award for The Second Consecutive Years
Centara Achieved Thailand’s Top Corporate Brand Values 2016 Award for The Second Consecutive Years
Created : 2016.08.31

Mr. Thirayuth Chirathivat (Left), Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts , received Thailand’s Top Corporate Brand Values 2016 award in Tourism and Leisure segment from  Professor Dr. Bundhit Eua-arporn (Right), President of Chulalongkorn University for second consecutive years. The award presented recently by the Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy for recognition of publicly-listed companies with superior...

5 Useful Tips to be Noted for Mature Senior Travellers
5 Useful Tips to be Noted for Mature Senior Travellers
Created : 2016.08.31

When people get a little older, travelling, especially a long distance or to an unfamiliar climate, may pose some challenges. But as demographic trends reveal, getting older is not what it used to be, with people living and staying active for longer – meaning that travel stays on the agenda and can be just, if not more, as rewarding than it was when they were younger. With just a little extra planning and care, travelling for seniors ca...

2016 Smart Travel Reader Votes Boost Centara's Top Properties
2016 Smart Travel Reader Votes Boost Centara's Top Properties
Created : 2016.08.25

The reputable online travel magazine “Smart Travel”, a key resource for Asian travellers, has just nominated four Centara properties in important categories for 2016. Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld was recognised as one of the ‘Top 25 Conference Hotels’, and three other properties, - Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui and Centara Grand Beach R...

Centara Steams Ahead Into China
Centara Steams Ahead Into China
Created : 2016.08.08

Centara signs two new management deals in top Chinese destinations   Centara Hotels & Resorts’ latest venture is two new properties in China, with the Group’s management signing two new agreements for what will become the new ‘Centara Grand Beach Resort Jin Tai Hainan’ in Hainan Province and the ‘Centara Villas Zhaoqing’ in Guangdong Province. Mr. Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Off...

Centara to Open a New Resort in Krabi and Welcomes a New General Manager
Centara to Open a New Resort in Krabi and Welcomes a New General Manager
Created : 2016.07.14

Centra by Centara Phu Pano Resort will open in Q4 2016   Centara Hotels & Resorts is excited to announce that their third property in Krabi will be opening in Q4 2016, Centra by Centara Phu Pano Resort Krabi.  Krabi is one of the most beautiful destinations in Thailand.  With close proximity to some of Thailand’s most recognizable landmarks, such as Phi Phi Island and James Bond Island, Krabi has it all from ad...

Cheers to 20 Years for Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui
Cheers to 20 Years for Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui
Created : 2016.06.09

The distinctive colonial style of the five-star Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui has held a prominent spot on the widest part of Chaweng Beach for 20 years now, and on 26 th May 2016, Centara Grand Samui celebrated its 20 th Anniversary in style with a gala charitable evening, held at the Resort’s beachfront COAST Beach Club & Bistro . With balcony views looking straight out onto the turquoise expanse of the Gulf of Thailand, th...

Manta Rays, Eagle Rays, Whale Sharks…Oh My
Manta Rays, Eagle Rays, Whale Sharks…Oh My
Created : 2016.05.13

Tips from Centara Maldives Experts and Enthusiasts There is no denying it, the pristine turquoise waters of the Maldives captures everyone’s attention.  But for many, it is all about what is found in the waters in the Maldives that have them swimming.  With healthy coral and a serious abundance of marine life such as manta rays, eagle rays and a variety of sharks that includes whale sharks, scuba divers are flocking to ...

Centara World Masters - Asia’s Most Popular Tournament for Club Golfers
Centara World Masters - Asia’s Most Popular Tournament for Club Golfers
Created : 2016.05.10

Centara World Masters – Asia’s Most Popular Tournament for Club Golfers Held from June 12 to 18, 2016   In two short years the Centara World Masters Golf Championship in Hua Hin, Thailand has become the biggest tournament for club golfers in Asia. The inaugural tournament attracted 400 golfers and the latest instalment in June 2015 attracted a sold-out field of 600 golfers from 23 countries. No other amateur go...

Centara Achieves More Gold for Green
Centara Achieves More Gold for Green
Created : 2016.04.01

Centara has a healthy line up of Gold and Silver EarthCheck Certifications   Sustainability is at the heart of Centara Hotels & Resorts operations and is embedded in the corporate culture.  Centara’s teams work diligently to reduce their impact on the environment and within the local communities.  As recognition for all of the hard work and motivation to continue to expand the sustainability initiatives, Centara ...

Centara Announces Growth in New Regions
Centara Announces Growth in New Regions
Created : 2016.04.01

Centara Hotels & Resorts are experiencing huge international growth   As well as with its diverse offerings in Thailand, Centara Hotels & Resorts also has a strong international presence in key leisure destinations such as the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Bali, and is pleased to announce more significant global growth.   Centara is building on its brand strength by establishing properties in Doha, Muscat, Dub...

Intimate New Boutique Resort Opens in Rayong, Centara Q
Intimate New Boutique Resort Opens in Rayong, Centara Q
Created : 2016.01.18

Centara Q Resort Rayong is sophisticated, innovative, and contemporary Central Hospitality International (CHi) is proud to introduce a new resort to their portfolio, the Centara Q Resort Rayong.  An intimately-scaled boutique resort set on a quiet beach Laem Mae Phim, on the eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand, with an innovative approach has 41 immaculate modern rooms with a contemporary design.  The resort provides ...

Unveiling a New Level of Luxury With New Sunset Ocean Pool Villas at Centara Grand Maldives.
Unveiling a New Level of Luxury With New Sunset Ocean Pool Villas at Centara Grand Maldives.
Created : 2015.10.29

Imagine waking up in the morning to the site of nothing but turquoise water and blue skies with warm sunlight spilling through the window sheers.  This can become a reality with the unveil of a new room category – Sunset Ocean Pool Villas - at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives .  Just steps down from the terrace of the newly renovated villas you can dive into the ocean or you can enjoy the 12 square-metre plunge p...

Best Meetings & Conventions Hotels from TTG Travel Awards Goes To "Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld"
Best Meetings & Conventions Hotels from TTG Travel Awards Goes To "Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld"
Created : 2015.10.02

As one Centara’s flagship properties, we are pleased to announce that Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre have been awarded as the Best Meetings & Conventions Hotel by TTG Travel Awards 2015.  The TTG Travel Awards are organised by TTG Asia, the region’s most authoritative travel industry publication, with voting open to all readers of TTG Asia, TTG China, TTG India, TTGmice, TTG-BTmice China, TTGassociations and...

Centara Maldives’ Underwater Symposium
Centara Maldives’ Underwater Symposium
Created : 2015.10.02

Centara Hotels and Resorts Maldives (Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives & Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives) celebrated International Day for the preservation of the Ozone Layer 2015 and the 30 th Anniversary of Vienna Convention by holding an underwater symposium at the depth of eight metres at a reef known as “ Thoshihaa” (a nearby reef that surrounds Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives) on Sept...

Welcoming Our New Property – Centra Maris Resort Jomtien
Welcoming Our New Property – Centra Maris Resort Jomtien
Created : 2015.09.15

Centara Hotels & Resorts is pleased to be introducing their newest property in Thailand, Centra Maris Resort Jomtien, scheduled to open mid-December 2015. Just a short skip out of Bangkok, Jomtien Beach has a new perspective from that of its nearby neighbour, Pattaya. There has been major investment in the area that provides many attractive elements. Centara’s new property will offer a full range of services that will allow for ever...

Smart Travel Awards '2015 Recognizes Two Centara Properties
Smart Travel Awards '2015 Recognizes Two Centara Properties
Created : 2015.09.15

It is a great privilege for Centara Hotels & Resorts to be presented with awards in two categories from Smart Travel Awards 2015. Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Conference Hotels. Part of the Top 25 Spa Hotels & Resorts as well as the Top 25 Leisure Hotels & Resorts is Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui. Voters also ranked several Thailand des...

Centara Hotels & Resorts now Recognized as Holding “Thailand's Top Corporate Brand Values 2015”
Centara Hotels & Resorts now Recognized as Holding “Thailand's Top Corporate Brand Values 2015”
Created : 2015.09.14

“ Thailand's Top Corporate Brand Values 2015”, for the first time has added and awarded “Tourism and Leisure” brands as a new category in their prestigious program and Centara Hotels & Resorts is honored to be the first to be recognized. “Thailand’s Top Corporate Brands” is an annual award presented in recognition of publicly-listed companies with superior corporate brand values and to raise awar...

Centara Grand Beach Resort Krabi is First in Thailand to get Gold Certification from EarthCheck
Centara Grand Beach Resort Krabi is First in Thailand to get Gold Certification from EarthCheck
Created : 2015.09.14

For the past five years, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi has been working with EarthCheck to improve their sustainability efforts. After creating and implementing a large-scale environmental and social management system, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi has now achieved the status of “EarthCheck Gold”, recognizing the Resort’s successful five-year-long commitment to sustainable tourism. As the fi...

11 Centara Properties Receive Silver Certification from EarthCheck
11 Centara Properties Receive Silver Certification from EarthCheck
Created : 2015.09.14

With a solid framework for environment and social sustainability in place, 11 Centara properties have achieved Silver Certification from EarthCheck, the world’s leading environment certifier of travel and tourism organizations. In order to achieve Silver, Centara properties were required to submit operational data that was benchmarked against industry best practice. Distinct policies and procedures have been put into place f...

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Welcomes New Yoga Instructor
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Welcomes New Yoga Instructor
Created : 2015.09.14

Wellness and fitness are becoming more integral dimensions in many people’s lives. Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives also believes that they are important parts of the overall holiday experience. In order to help balance the mind and soul, Centara Grand Maldives would like to introduce their new award winning and internationally recognised Yoga and Fitness instructor, Dr. Lijoy Raj. Centara Grand Island Resort &am...

Three Centara Properties Received Green Hotel Award, Gold Level
Three Centara Properties Received Green Hotel Award, Gold Level
Created : 2015.09.14

Centara Hotels and Resorts is honoured to announce that three Centara properties – Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin and Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Udon Thani - have received Green Hotel Award, Gold Level from Prime Minister, General Prayuth Chan-o-cha during the opening of the 2015 World Environment Day at the Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon, Bangkok. In keeping with C...

Centara Hotels and Resorts Doing Their Part to Take Care of the Environment on World Environment Day 2015
Centara Hotels and Resorts Doing Their Part to Take Care of the Environment on World Environment Day 2015
Created : 2015.09.14

One of the core values of Centara Hotels & Resorts is to design and implement effective green initiatives throughout the year. This is in keeping with its overall corporate responsibility in making a difference through small and more significant initiatives in reducing its global footprint. The World Environment Day that took place on June 5, 2015 provided Centara with an opportunity to highlight its initiatives and display special activi...

Centara Helps to Protect Life Under the Sea with ‘Green Fins Project’
Centara Helps to Protect Life Under the Sea with ‘Green Fins Project’
Created : 2015.09.14

Maldives may be best known for their stunning beaches, however, it is those in the know who head to the Maldives to dive. With an abundance of sea life, colorful coral, and a shipwreck, the underwater playground is filled with beauty and excitement. In order to preserve the delicate marine ecosystem, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa and Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives have been implementing innovative and effective initiati...

28 Centara Properties Recognized with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
28 Centara Properties Recognized with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Created : 2015.09.14

Massive online booking portal TripAdvisor’s Certificates of Excellence for 2015 have been awarded to 28 Centara hotels and resorts in 2015, in locations as diverse as Vietnam and the Maldives. This represents an almost 50% increase upon last year’s performance for the brand. The internationally-recognized accolade, which represents online users’ consensus as to which establishments consistently deliver outstanding travel exp...

The all new Centara Blue Marine Resort and Spa Phuket
The all new Centara Blue Marine Resort and Spa Phuket
Created : 2014.12.03

Following extensive renovations Centara Blue Marine Resort and Spa Phuket is set to welcome this high season’s guests. Located at the northern end of Patong Beach with Kalim Bay and enjoying magnificent views of the Andaman Sea and a green backdrop of forested hillside, Centara Hotels & Resorts assumed operational management of this four-star resort in January 2014. A renovation and rebranding program is now complete and the res...

Centara Hotels and Resorts Wins Best A.P.A.C Hotel and Resort Website Award
Centara Hotels and Resorts Wins Best A.P.A.C Hotel and Resort Website Award
Created : 2014.12.01

At the recent 7th Travel Mole APAC Web Award 2014 held in association with ITB Asia , Centara Hotels and Resorts was the winner in the category of Best A.P.A.C. Hotel and Resort Website. The Travel Mole APAC Web Awards are recognized as the most prestigious event within the Asia Pacific travel industry that recognizes the best web, social, mobile and travel technology deployments. The award ceremony took place at ITB Asia , on October ...

Monsoon Island added to all-action family water park fun at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya
Monsoon Island added to all-action family water park fun at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya
Created : 2014.11.28

Monsoon Island in the water park at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya is a new zone for wet and wild water fun for our younger guests, with its water sprays, water gun shooters, water ratchet, water umbrella, water flower, waterspout, and a jumbo water bucket mounted on a tower. Now open, and located near to Oceans restaurant and the pool terrace, Monsoon Island joins the five swimming pools, 12 waterslides, th...

Centara expands its Krabi portfolio to 4 Resorts
Centara expands its Krabi portfolio to 4 Resorts
Created : 2014.11.27

Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced that it will further expand its presence in Krabi by the addition of a Centra value brand hotel in the province – Centra Phu Pano Resort, Krabi.  Centara, Thailand’s largest operator of hotels will thereafter feature three of its brands in Krabi, extending its reach across a range of tourism market segments. The management contract was signed at the Centara head office in Bangk...

Centara Grand Resort Krabi launches Water bottling plant
Centara Grand Resort Krabi launches Water bottling plant
Created : 2014.11.17

Green tourism has become an important trend in recent years, with travelers and hospitality operators alike all doing their best to minimize the impact that tourism can have on the environment. Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi, which is set directly on the beach in a small bay that can only be reached by boat or along a pathway through the national park that surrounds the resort is especially aware of its environmental responsibil...

Two Centara properties in Phuket voted within the top three family resorts in Thailand
Two Centara properties in Phuket voted within the top three family resorts in Thailand
Created : 2014.11.06

Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket and Centara Karon Resort Phuket have been announced top 2 and top 3 family resorts in Thailand, voted by the readers of family magazine Holidays with Kids in Australia. “We are very proud to have one four and one five star property recognised in this highly sought-after award. The two resorts, both located in Phuket, impress with the most unique facilities targeted to the family market.” said Darre...

A Signature Thai Restaurant Opens in the Maldives
A Signature Thai Restaurant Opens in the Maldives
Created : 2014.10.29

 A new experience in global cuisine is now ready to welcome Thai food lovers at the iconic Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa – Maldives. Suan Bua Thai Restaurant has been a part of the history of Centara Hotels and Resorts since the opening of the first property in Centara Grand Ladprao Bangkok Thailand in 1983 quickly accumulating excellent reviews for their excellent service and innovative presentation of genuine Thai cuisine wi...

Centara Hotels and Resorts Group and Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin wins TTG Sustainable Travel Company of The Year and Best Beach Resort
Centara Hotels and Resorts Group and Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin wins TTG Sustainable Travel Company of The Year and Best Beach Resort
Created : 2014.10.27

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 recently held annual TTG Travel Awards. The TTG Travel Awards are organised by TTG Asia, the region’s most authoritative travel industry publication, with voting open to all readers. The ceremony for the 25 th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2014 was held o...

A double win for Centara'™s Spa Cenvaree at Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2014
A double win for Centara'™s Spa Cenvaree at Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2014
Created : 2014.10.24

Two branches of Spa Cenvaree, the luxury spa brand of Thailand’s Centara Hotels & Resorts, have won awards in the Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2014. Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld has won The Amazing Hotel Spa category, and Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok has won the Traditional Thai Experience award. The awards were presented on 19 September at IMPACT Exhibition and Convention ...

Centara launches dedicated MICE website
Centara launches dedicated MICE website
Created : 2014.10.16

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading operator of hotels and meeting and events venues, has added a dedicated area for MICE services to its website. The MICE area will be online from 1 October 2014 at http://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/mice/corporate/ Centara’s senior vice president for sales and marketing, Chris Bailey, says that the company has created the dedicated website to aid clients, event planners...

Centara Grand Island Resort Maldives is awarded Green Fins certification for environmentally responsible diving
Centara Grand Island Resort Maldives is awarded Green Fins certification for environmentally responsible diving
Created : 2014.10.09

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. 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. Gre...

Centara wins 5 Top Asia awards in SmartTravelAsia 2014 poll
Centara wins 5 Top Asia awards in SmartTravelAsia 2014 poll
Created : 2014.09.16

Thailand’s Centara Hotels & Resorts has won five awards in the SmartTravelAsia Best in Travel Poll 2014, conducted by the region’s leading dedicated online magazine for frequent flyers. The open poll ran for three months May-July and is based on findings from travellers who undertake at least 12 air trips each year. Vijay Verghese, editor of SmartTravelAsia, presented the awards to the Centara executive team during a ceremony...

Centara Hotel Hat Yai named as Top Rated in Asiarooms.com 2014 awards
Centara Hotel Hat Yai named as Top Rated in Asiarooms.com 2014 awards
Created : 2014.09.12

Centara Hotel Hat Yai has been named as Top Rated in the annual hotel awards for 2014 presented by Asiarooms.com. The awards are based purely on guest reviews and presented only to hotels with an average review score of at least 80 percent over the past 12 months. The hotel is located in the centre of Hat Yai, near the Malaysia border, and is integral with the city’s largest shopping complex, Central Department Store. “Centara ...

Centara opens first 5-star villa resort in Bali
Centara opens first 5-star villa resort in Bali
Created : 2014.08.27

Centara Grand Villas Nusa Dua Bali, the first five-star villa resort to be operated in Bali by Thailand’s Centara Hotels & Resorts, will open on 21 August 2014. The resort also includes two signature restaurants, a bar, a swimming pool, the executive club lounge, spa and fitness centre, meeting rooms, and a Chrysler limousine service. Located at Nusa Dua, on the southern tip of Bali, the resort is within the ocean resort ...

Coral growing programme an added attraction for snorkellers at Centara Grand Island Resort Maldives
Coral growing programme an added attraction for snorkellers at Centara Grand Island Resort Maldives
Created : 2014.08.25

A house reef complete with a dedicated shipwreck is one of the outstanding features at Centara Grand Island Beach Resort & Spa Maldives, enjoyed by snorkellers, divers and even the occasional underwater wedding party, and now the resort has 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...

Centara to open third resort in Bali
Centara to open third resort in Bali
Created : 2014.08.18

Centara Hotels & Resorts of Thailand will be opening its third property in Bali, Centara Crystal On The Bay Nusa Dua, early in 2015. The new resort will be operated under a management contract signed with owning company PT Crystal Development on 4 July 2014. Located on the bayfront on the southern peninsula of Nusa Dua, one of Bali’s prime tourism destinations, the resort is set amongst lush green mangroves and has immediate access...

Centra Taum Seminyak Bali awarded Best Service Excellence award by Tourism Ministry
Centra Taum Seminyak Bali awarded Best Service Excellence award by Tourism Ministry
Created : 2014.08.08

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 conducted by the Indonesian Achievement Centre in co-operation with Tre Uno Event Management of Jakarta. The awards were first implemented in 2007. The citation f...

Centara Grand Azuri Resort & Spa Mauritius offers more than 20 leisure activities on land and at sea free to guests
Centara Grand Azuri Resort & Spa Mauritius offers more than 20 leisure activities on land and at sea free to guests
Created : 2014.07.30

With more than 20 activities on sea and land offered free of charge to guests, and with more available on a payment basis bringing the total to over 30, Centara Grand Azuri Resort & Spa Mauritius, and the adjacent Centara Grand Azuri Residence & Suites Mauritius offer more leisure activities than any other resort on the island.  The five-star resort hotel and the adjacent serviced residences, townhouses and penthous...

Centara's best associates recognised with inaugural awards event
Centara's best associates recognised with inaugural awards event
Created : 2014.07.25

Centara Hotels & Resorts, as Thailand’s leading operator of hotels and a company that is rapidly expanding, has initiated an annual awards scheme to recognise associates who have made significant contributions to the growth and service quality of the organisation. The first Centara Awards ceremony was held on 3 July at the World Ballroom, Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, and was attended by Centara&rsquo...

TripAdvisor Family Award won by 3 Centara resorts
TripAdvisor Family Award won by 3 Centara resorts
Created : 2014.07.16

Three resort hotels operated by Centara Hotels & Resorts have won the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2014 Family Award. The resorts are Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, and Centara Karon Resort Phuket. The awards are based on reviews written by guests on the TripAdvisor website. “Family accommodation and leisure facilities are central to our overall policy, and we are delighted th...

Surf'™s up at Centara Ras Fushi Maldives Resort
Surf'™s up at Centara Ras Fushi Maldives Resort
Created : 2014.07.09

Maldives offers consistent waves and warm waters, making the destination an ideal one for surfers, and Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives is organising private dhoni charters starting from USD550 for guests looking for an exotic getaway with high-quality surfing. The adults-only resort is located in the North Male’ Atoll, which is close to the most famous and surfed peaks in Maldives. During the months of May to November, the ...

Centara opens 5-star serviced residences in Mauritius
Centara opens 5-star serviced residences in Mauritius
Created : 2014.06.25

The first phase of the five-star Centara Grand Azuri Residence & Suites Mauritius opened at the beginning of June, with an initial 17 units available and a further 15 units due to open by mid-July. Operated by Centara Hotels & Resorts of Thailand, the development will eventually total 57 serviced residences, townhouses and penthouses. Located on the northeast coast of the island, Centara Grand Azuri Residence & Suites is set direc...

19 Centara hotels awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014
19 Centara hotels awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014
Created : 2014.06.18

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. The accolade is awarded only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Centara, Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, currently has properties in ...

Centara makes second move into Middle East with hotel in Oman
Centara makes second move into Middle East with hotel in Oman
Created : 2014.04.23

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s largest operator of hotels, is continuing its expansion into the Middle East with the opening of a hotel in Muscat, Oman. Centara Muscat Hotel will be operated under a management contract and is scheduled to open on 1 June 2015. Irfan International Hotel Limited Liability Company owns the property. The hotel marks Centara’s second step into the Middle East, the first property, in Qatar, ...

Action packed fun for all the family at Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket
Action packed fun for all the family at Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket
Created : 2014.04.21

An action packed programme of fun, games and entertainment is being provided free of charge for guests by Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket with the appointment of an international company that specialises in organising events for tourists. The resort, which is home to Splash Jungle, Phuket’s wildest, wettest water park, has an established reputation as a holiday destination for families. Carpe Diem Entertainment Comp...

Spa Cenvaree at Centara Ras Fushi Resort Maldives named as the Best Luxury Emerging Spa in the Indian Ocean   for 2014
Spa Cenvaree at Centara Ras Fushi Resort Maldives named as the Best Luxury Emerging Spa in the Indian Ocean for 2014
Created : 2014.04.17

Spa Cenvaree at Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives has been named as the Best Luxury Emerging Spa in the Indian Ocean in the World Luxury Spa Awards for 2014. The resort, which is an adults-only destination, opened in April 2013. Spa Cenvaree is the luxury spa brand of Centara Hotels & Resorts, and currently has 27 branches. “We are very proud indeed to receive this prestigious award, which confirms that Spa Cenvaree is ...

Centara achieves EarthCheck Silver Certification for 10 hotels
Centara achieves EarthCheck Silver Certification for 10 hotels
Created : 2014.04.08

EarthCheck, the specialist organisation that sets the benchmarks for environmental awareness and conservation for the international hospitality industry, has awarded 2013 Silver Certification for 10 hotels within the Centara Hotels & Resorts group. Eight of the properties are part of Centara’s five-star Grand portfolio, including all of the self-owned Grand hotels, fulfilling a corporate target one year ahead of schedule. “Gr...

Centara moves into Laos with 5-star Grand hotel in downtown Vientiane
Centara moves into Laos with 5-star Grand hotel in downtown Vientiane
Created : 2014.04.02

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, is to have its first hotel in Laos in 2017 with the opening of the luxurious five-star Centara Grand Hotel Vientiane. Located in the downtown district of the Laotian capital of Vientiane, the hotel will be designed to a French colonial style. Centara will manage the new-build property under a management contract.  The hotel is owned by a well-known Laotian c...

Final development phase sees Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Khon Kaen ready to shine as regional events venue
Final development phase sees Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Khon Kaen ready to shine as regional events venue
Created : 2014.03.07

The final development phase of the new Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Khon Kaen has been completed with the hotel now fully placed to cater for the increasing levels of tourist and business travel to the Isaan region, and the substantially increasing demands of the MICE sector. The hotel is the largest events venue in Khon Kaen, and is located a short distance from Central Plaza, the biggest shopping and lifestyle complex in the city. ...

Flagship 5 star hotel for Centara in Doha's West Bay
Flagship 5 star hotel for Centara in Doha's West Bay
Created : 2014.02.28

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s largest operator of hotels, has made its first move into the Middle East with the opening of a five-star property at West Bay, in Qatar’s capital Doha. Centara Grand West Bay Hotel is being operated under a management contract for Al Bandary Hotel Management LLC and will open in 2016. West Bay is a newly developed district in Doha, noted for its dramatic skyline and with easy access to the...

It'™s a Grand life with your own private Suite or Villa Host at Centara
It'™s a Grand life with your own private Suite or Villa Host at Centara
Created : 2014.02.24

Guests staying in the topmost tier suites and villas at Grand branded properties in the portfolio of Centara Hotels & Resorts will have their own personal Suite and Villa Host to assist their every need 24 hours a day. Centara Grand hotels are currently located in Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Samui, Phuket, Krabi, Bali, Maldives and Mauritius.  The Suite and Villa Hosts will constantly be available to accommodate guests’ special...

Centara to open second resort in Sri Lanka
Centara to open second resort in Sri Lanka
Created : 2014.02.11

Centara Hotels & Resorts of Thailand will soft open its second resort in Sri Lanka in spring of this year. The resort is owned by Softlogic Leisure and will be operated by Centara under a management contract. Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka is set on the Bentota Peninsula, at the south of the island, with the Bentota River on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other. The resort’s arrival lounge is situated at Aluthg...

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives wins Leading Family Resort award for second year running
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives wins Leading Family Resort award for second year running
Created : 2014.01.27

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives has been named for the second year in succession as Leading Family Resort in the Maldives Travel Awards 2013. The awards are presented each year by the Maldives Association of Travel Agents & Tour Operators (MATATO), which represents more than 50 organisations in Maldives. Scoring for the awards is based on online votes from travel agents, operators and guests, and also on a rigorous inspect...

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin named as Top Hotel 2014 by HolidayCheck
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin named as Top Hotel 2014 by HolidayCheck
Created : 2014.01.22

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin has been voted as a Top Hotel 2014 by leading travel website HolidayCheck, and has also won the HolidayCheck Award 2014. The resort hotel, which originally opened in 1923 as the Railway Hotel, and which is a member of Leading Hotels of the World, won the awards for the number of reviews and the high ratings given to it by guests. Worldwide, the reviews of more than 980,000 holidaymakers were an...

3 more makes 5 for Centara in Krabi, Thailand
3 more makes 5 for Centara in Krabi, Thailand
Created : 2014.01.17

Centara Hotels & Resorts is to greatly expand its presence in the South Thailand province of Krabi following the signing of management contracts for three new properties within the same master development in Klong Muang, Krabi. The properties are Centara Pelican Bay Resort & Spa Krabi, Centara Pelican Bay Residence & Suites Krabi, and Centara Pelican Bay Villas Krabi. Perry & Son Co Ltd is developing all three properties, wit...

Centara to open 5-star serviced apartments in Mauritius
Centara to open 5-star serviced apartments in Mauritius
Created : 2014.01.14

Centara Hotels & Resorts of Thailand will be opening the first overseas property in its serviced apartments portfolio in January 2014, with the five-star Centara Grand Azuri Residence & Suites Mauritius apartment and townhouse complex on the northeast coast of the island. The residential development is set directly on the beach and is part of the new Azuri oceanfront village, a 420-acre development that is home to luxury residences, re...

Centara opens second resort in Mauritius with 5-star property at Azuri oceanfront village
Centara opens second resort in Mauritius with 5-star property at Azuri oceanfront village
Created : 2014.01.09

Centara Hotels & Resorts of Thailand on 15 December 2013 soft-opened its second property in Mauritius, Centara Grand Azuri Resort & Spa Mauritius, a five-star resort located directly on the beach at the new Azuri oceanfront village complex on the northeast coast of the island. Along with the hotel property, Centara will be managing luxury residences in the same complex, under the company's Centara Grand Residence & Suites brand. ...

New lobby enhances guest experience at Centara Villas Samui
New lobby enhances guest experience at Centara Villas Samui
Created : 2013.12.04

A total remodelling of the lobby area at Centara Villas Samui has now been completed. The new design uses lighter tones that complement the natural setting and the traditional Thai design of the resort. The remodelling is part of ongoing upgrades designed to enhance the guest’s holiday experience with the new lobby providing a warm and welcoming arrival. “As our lobby faces out over the landscaped gardens to the ocean we selected a...

Centara adds new resort to Phuket portfolio bringing total to 9 properties on the island
Centara adds new resort to Phuket portfolio bringing total to 9 properties on the island
Created : 2013.11.22

Centara Hotels & Resorts has acquired the management contract for The Blue Marine Resort & Spa Phuket, and will assume management from 5 January 2014. The resort, which is located on the cliff at the northern end of Patong Beach, is owned by Patong Cliff View Co., Ltd. The resort will be temporarily renamed as The Blue Marine Resort & Spa Phuket managed by Centara Hotels & Resorts. A renovation programme has recently been c...

Premium Lounge comforts now available at more Centara hotels
Premium Lounge comforts now available at more Centara hotels
Created : 2013.11.12

A Premium Lounge has been added to four hotels within the core four-star range of Centara Hotels & Resorts properties for the coming high season and onwards.    The lounge is available for guests paying a supplemental room charge on specified room categories.     The resorts featuring the newly added lounges are Centara Karon Resort Phuket, Centara Seaview Resort Khao Lak, Centara Koh Chang Tropicana Resort, and Centara...

Dramatic design for Centaraโ€™s third 5-star Pattaya resort
Dramatic design for Centaraโ€™s third 5-star Pattaya resort
Created : 2013.11.08

Centara Grand Modus Resort Pattaya, a five-star property featuring a dramatic industrial chic interior design and set directly on the beach at Wong Amat in Northern Pattaya, will soft open on 1 st December 2013. The resort, the third property under the premium Grand brand of Centara Hotels & Resorts, is located on the bay neighbouring the Sanctuary of Truth, one of Pattaya’s most famous landmarks. “We are really proud to be ...

Hat Yai's popular Saneha restaurant re-opens after complete revamp
Hat Yai's popular Saneha restaurant re-opens after complete revamp
Created : 2013.11.06

Saneha, one of Hat Yai’s most popular restaurant rendezvous, located in Centara Hotel Hat Yai above the city’s Central Department Store, has reopened following a complete renovation. Saneha has also revamped the menu offerings which feature a selection of Thai and international dishes, served throughout the day from 6.30am to 11.30pm. Thai specialities include red roasted duck curry with fruit, pineapple fried rice, spicy yellow ...

Cense by Spa Cenvaree opens at new Centra Central Station Hotel Bangkok
Cense by Spa Cenvaree opens at new Centra Central Station Hotel Bangkok
Created : 2013.10.28

A new Cense by Spa Cenvaree has opened at Centra Central Station Bangkok, the Centara Hotels & Resorts property that has recently soft-opened near to the city’s Hua Lamphong mainline railway terminus. Cense by Spa Cenvaree is Centara’s own spa brand, designed for busy people who may not have time for a full-scale spa programme, and complements the Centra brand of value hotels. An urban escape spa that will be greatly apprecia...

Centara'™s value brand Centra announces its latest Bangkok hotel is now fully open
Centara'™s value brand Centra announces its latest Bangkok hotel is now fully open
Created : 2013.10.25

Centra Central Station Hotel Bangkok, which soft-opened in July this year, will be fully operational from 24 October 2013. The newly-built hotel, the star of the Centra value brand of Centara Hotels & Resorts, is located within a few minutes’ walking distance of the Hua Lamphong mainline railway terminus, and is at the beginning of Chinatown’s main thoroughfare of Yaowaraj. “Our Centra value brand, which we launched in ...

Centara wins PATA award for its 4Cโ€™s programme offering training for underprivileged and disabled youngsters
Centara wins PATA award for its 4Cโ€™s programme offering training for underprivileged and disabled youngsters
Created : 2013.10.22

Thailand’s Centara Hotels & Resorts won an award during the PATA Grand Awards 2013 in the category of Education and Training for its training programme, 4Cs: Centara Career Creation for Children, which provides training and career opportunities for underprivileged and disabled young people. Centara was selected out of 165 entries from 60 organisations globally, with the award presentation being held in Chengdu, China on 15 September ...

Centara rebrands Khao Lak resort following extensive renovations
Centara rebrands Khao Lak resort following extensive renovations
Created : 2013.10.18

With the completion of an extensive renovation and upgrading programme, Centara Hotels & Resorts has rebranded its Khao Lak Seaview Resort & Spa to Centara Seaview Resort Khao Lak. Centara had signed a management contract for the resort in March of this year and 70 million baht has been invested in ensuring that the property is in full compliance with the four-star Centara Hotels & Resorts core brand. “Khao Lak is an exciti...

Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok set for full opening with two trendy rooftop venues
Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok set for full opening with two trendy rooftop venues
Created : 2013.10.04

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. The newly built hotel, which comes under the core brand portfolio of Centara Hotels & Resorts, is integral to the Watergate Pavillio...

Centara adds 2 new resorts to offer 3 brands on the vacation Island of Mauritius
Centara adds 2 new resorts to offer 3 brands on the vacation Island of Mauritius
Created : 2013.09.20

Centara Hotels & Resorts of Thailand will in December open its second property in Mauritius, Centara Grand Azuri Resort & Spa Mauritius, a five-star resort located directly on the beach at the new Azuri oceanfront complex on the northeast coast of the island.  Along with the hotel property, Centara will be managing luxury residences in the same complex, under the company’s Centara Grand Residence & Suites brand.  ...

Centara to open first property in Africa
Centara to open first property in Africa
Created : 2013.09.13

Thailand’s leading hotel operator, Centara Hotels & Resorts, is to open its first property on the African continent following the signing of a management contract for Centara Grand Addis Ababa Hotel Ethiopia.  The contract was signed in Centara’s head office in Bangkok on 29 July 2013 with developers Yencomad Construction Plc, represented by Mr Yemeru Nega, Ms Mekdes Ayele and Mr Asamnew Barega Birgane. The hotel is unde...

Centara'™s world-class standards reflected with 6 awards in SmartTravelAsia 2013 poll
Centara'™s world-class standards reflected with 6 awards in SmartTravelAsia 2013 poll
Created : 2013.09.06

 Centara Hotels & Resorts has won six awards in the SmartTravelAsia Best in Travel Poll 2013, conducted by the region’s only dedicated online travel magazine with over one million readers worldwide.  Vijay Verghese, editor of SmartTravelAsia, presented the awards to the Centara executive team during a ceremony on 28 August at RedSky restaurant, on the rooftop of Centara Grand at CentralWorld.  “We are delighted...

Centara'™s world-class standards reflected with 6 awards in SmartTravelAsia 2013 poll
Centara'™s world-class standards reflected with 6 awards in SmartTravelAsia 2013 poll
Created : 2013.09.06

 Centara Hotels & Resorts has won six awards in the SmartTravelAsia Best in Travel Poll 2013, conducted by the region’s only dedicated online travel magazine with over one million readers worldwide.  Vijay Verghese, editor of SmartTravelAsia, presented the awards to the Centara executive team during a ceremony on 28 August at RedSky restaurant, on the rooftop of Centara Grand at CentralWorld.  “We are delighted...

Centara expands Phuket portfolio with its 8th resort on the vacation island
Centara expands Phuket portfolio with its 8th resort on the vacation island
Created : 2013.08.26

(Bangkok, Thailand, 21 st August 2013) Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced that it will further expand its presence in Phuket by the addition of a second Centra value brand hotel on the island, signing a management contract for a new property that is being built in Bangtao.  Centara, Thailand’s largest operator of hotels, has four of its brands in Phuket, extending its reach across a range of tourism market segments.  ...

Centara launches programme to provide best available online rates
Centara launches programme to provide best available online rates
Created : 2013.08.16

Centara Hotels & Resorts has launched a Best Rate Guarantee (BRG) programme for its online sales, in which anyone using the company’s own website to book hotel rooms is guaranteed the best price available.  In the event that any other website offers the same booking at a lower rate, Centara will match the lower rate and apply a further 10 percent discount to the final booking price.  A BRG logo will appear on all online...

Centara prepares to open 5-star hotel in Pattayaโ€™s โ€˜Beverley Hillsโ€™ district
Centara prepares to open 5-star hotel in Pattayaโ€™s โ€˜Beverley Hillsโ€™ district
Created : 2013.07.17

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, will in September soft open a five-star hotel in Pattaya’s Phratamnak Hill district, the city’s premier residential area. 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 lo...

Centara opens new hotel in Bangkok location where culture, sights and fabulous food meet
Centara opens new hotel in Bangkok location where culture, sights and fabulous food meet
Created : 2013.07.12

A new hotel located a short distance from Bangkok’s mainline railway terminus and on the fringe of Chinatown is to be soft-opened by Centara Hotels & Resorts on 15 July 2013.  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.  Thirayuth Chirathivat, chief executive officer of Centara Hotels &am...

The new Centra Central Station Bangkok a hub for culture, sights and entertainment
The new Centra Central Station Bangkok a hub for culture, sights and entertainment
Created : 2013.07.03

The new Centra Central Station Bangkok, due to open in the third quarter of this year, is adjacent to the Hua Lamphong mainline railway terminus and MRT Metro station and is therefore perfectly placed for exploring the city’s attractions on foot or by subway.  The hotel is also on the edge of Chinatown, with all its amazing bustle, shopping, markets, historic shrines and temples, and of course its incomparable restaurants.  T...

Centara launches redesigned five-star Grand website
Centara launches redesigned five-star Grand website
Created : 2013.06.21

Centara Hotels & Resorts have redesigned their website for the five-star Centara Grand brand, with a clean and modern layout, easier navigation, large pictures, and with quick access to view 360-degree tours and HD video showcasing the uniqueness and quality of each property.  The site is responsive to all types of screen, being flexible for viewing on tablets and smartphones as well as desktop computers.  Centara recently rele...

22 Centara properties awarded TripAdvisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence
22 Centara properties awarded TripAdvisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence
Created : 2013.06.14

A total of 22 properties operated by Thailand’s leading hotel company Centara Hotels & Resorts have been awarded the 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.   The newly released certification, which is based on ratings posted by hotel guests, places each property within the top 10 percent of all businesses worldwide on the TripAdvisor website.  Centara properties that have received the accolade are located at Bangkok...

Centara works with EarthCheck as part of its green and sustainable tourism policy
Centara works with EarthCheck as part of its green and sustainable tourism policy
Created : 2013.05.29

Centara Hotels & Resorts, throughout its 30-year history, has always believed passionately in green and sustainable tourism, a policy that is at the heart of the company and which engages every property in its portfolio. With the company rapidly expanding, both in Thailand and overseas, this deeply embedded philosophy is more important now than ever. “Each of our hotels and resorts operates to strict environmental standards,”...

A brand new Centara Sappaya Design Resort Rayong in the making
A brand new Centara Sappaya Design Resort Rayong in the making
Created : 2013.05.10

Centara Sappaya Design Resort Rayong is to temporarily close from 6 May 2013 to allow full renovations and the construction of an eight-storey building that will add 30 rooms distinctively designed room to the resort along with a new Spa Cenvaree, a fitness centre, another restaurant outlet, and a remodelled lobby. The projected date for reopening is November 2014. The resort is the smallest of the Centara Hotels & Resorts properties, ha...

Cense by Spa Cenvaree launches first independent branch in Phuket
Cense by Spa Cenvaree launches first independent branch in Phuket
Created : 2013.04.19

Cense by Spa Cenvaree, the spa brand recently launched by Centara Hotels & Resorts for people in need of spa treatments but who may not have the time to spare for long treatment programmes, has opened its first stand-alone branch. Located in the heart of Phuket Island, and directly opposite Central Festival Phuket, Cense by Spa Cenvaree covers an area of 160,000 square metres and is one of the largest spas in the Southern Thailand. With ...

Centara expands in Southern Thailand with new resort at Khao Lak
Centara expands in Southern Thailand with new resort at Khao Lak
Created : 2013.04.17

Centara Hotels & Resorts is expanding its presence in Southern Thailand with the acquisition of the management contract for Khao Lak Seaview Resort & Spa, which will be renamed Centara Seaview Resort Khao Lak this summer. The management contract was signed on 4 April 2013 with owner Seaview Resort at Khaolak Co., Ltd. A programme of upgrades and renovations under an extensive budget is now underway to ensure that the resort is in com...

Centara to open sixth Pattaya hotel
Centara to open sixth Pattaya hotel
Created : 2013.04.05

Centara Hotels & Resorts will be opening its sixth hotel in Pattaya with the signing of a management contract to operate the Centara Grand Modus Resort & Spa Pattaya. The hotel is due to open in the third quarter of 2013. Centara signed the contract with the owning company, Sweet Water Point Company Ltd, on 14 November 2012. “We have always been very confident indeed in Pattaya as one of Thailand’s prime destinations, a...

Centara Trat installs expansive beachfront marquee for all occasions
Centara Trat installs expansive beachfront marquee for all occasions
Created : 2013.03.18

No matter what your beachfront event plans are, at Centara Chaan Talay Resort & Villas Trat there is a brand new marquee on the sand in front of the resort that is perfect for every purpose. Ready by the end of April, and with a 1.5 million baht investment, this enormous canvas structure will hold up to 300 guests for a cocktail reception, which makes it ideal for weddings, company gatherings, and special-interest group events. With thea...

Centara to open third Maldives resort
Centara to open third Maldives resort
Created : 2013.03.12

Centara Hotels & Resorts will open its third resort in the Maldives during the latter half of 2014, following the signing of a management contract with Maldivian company RPI Private Ltd. Centara Hudhufushi Resort & Spa is currently under design and planning, and will be to international four-star standards. The resort, which will have approximately 110 rooms, will be located on the east side of Lhaviyani Atoll, 25 minutes by seaplane...

Enjoy a host of benefits with Centaraโ€™s free loyalty card
Enjoy a host of benefits with Centaraโ€™s free loyalty card
Created : 2013.03.04

Members of Centara The 1 Card enjoy not just an easy way of earning points that can then be redeemed for free hotel rooms, they have a range of other privileges with the Classic card that is issued immediately upon joining. Classic membership includes a welcome drink upon arrival at your hotel, a basket of fresh fruit in your room, and pre-registration for quick and easy check-in. Members will also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi internet access t...

Centara to go mobile
Centara to go mobile
Created : 2013.02.28

Centara Hotels & Resorts is to launch a mobile optimized website including iphone and android apps will enable anyone to check room availability and book online using their smartphone. The mobile optimized site will be rolled out in February and will be following by apps available Apple Apps Store for iPhone, and Google Play for Android. “We are very pleased to announce this new user experience, which adds tremendous flexibility to...

Centara launches its first loyalty programme on Valentineโ€™s Day with theme โ€˜Loyalty from the heartโ€™
Centara launches its first loyalty programme on Valentineโ€™s Day with theme โ€˜Loyalty from the heartโ€™
Created : 2013.02.18

St Valentine’s Day, February 14 th , marks the launch of the new loyalty card from Centara Hotels & Resorts under the theme, “Loyalty from the Heart”. Centara – The 1 Card is a newly created recognition and rewards programme for those who love travelling and staying in the best hotels. By accruing points, members will be able to enjoy a free stay in a Centara hotel or resort, anywhere in Thailand or overseas, with...

Three Centara properties named in TripAdvisor 2013 awards
Three Centara properties named in TripAdvisor 2013 awards
Created : 2013.02.04

Chen Sea Resort & Spa PhuQuoc, Centara Boutique Collection, has been named as one of the Top 25 Hotels in Vietnam in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2013. The same awards have named Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives as one of the Top 25 Hotels for Service in the Maldives, while Centara Sappaya Design Resort Rayong is named as being in the top rank of Bed and Breakfast in the Rayong Klaeng district. The th...

Centara Maldives launches next generation leadership programme
Centara Maldives launches next generation leadership programme
Created : 2013.01.07

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives has launched a programme to groom Maldivians for hotel and resort management, providing training in Thailand and Switzerland to selected personnel who will continue to receive full pay and benefits during their studies. The programme is operated by Centara Hotels & Resorts of Thailand, who use it to train potential managers as preparation for the continuing expansion of the group, and is f...

Centara unveils M23 meetings concept where you can also hone your golf swing
Centara unveils M23 meetings concept where you can also hone your golf swing
Created : 2012.12.24

The newly opened M23 event space at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld is designed as an intimate setting for business meetings and receptions, seminars and golf. Covering more than 1,000 square metres, the space is divided into four natural day-lit boardrooms offering dramatic views of the city skyline, and with a class/board room capacity from 18 to 50. Along with its meetings facilities, M23, on the 23 rd flo...

First Spa Cenvaree opened in Mauritius early December
First Spa Cenvaree opened in Mauritius early December
Created : 2012.12.13

The first Spa Cenvaree in Mauritius, located in the new Centara Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritius, has been opened since 10 December 2012. Spa Cenvaree is the premier spa brand of Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand's leading operator of deluxe and first-class hotels. The spa will blend the use of natural herbs and Thailand's long tradition of health and healing, with an extensive menu of treatments and therapies delivered by h...

Centara launches new brand 'COSI Hotels' and aims for the smart traveller with friendly prices and readiness for AEC in 2015
Centara launches new brand 'COSI Hotels' and aims for the smart traveller with friendly prices and readiness for AEC in 2015
Created : 2012.12.11

Bangkok 6 December 2012   - Centara Hotels & Resorts has today launched a new hotel brand, COSI Hotels, designed for cost-conscious travellers who mostly do all their own bookings on-line and who are searching for pocket-friendly accommodation prices. The first COSI Hotel is projected to open in 2015 and Centara plans to have at least 30 operational by 2020. Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels &...

Polished, inspected and ready to welcome first guests. Centara opens early to rave reviews!
Polished, inspected and ready to welcome first guests. Centara opens early to rave reviews!
Created : 2012.11.30

Polished, inspected and ready to welcome first guests. Centara opens early to rave reviews! Centara Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritius will open on 10 December 2012, five days ahead of its original 15 December scheduled date. Centara Hotels & Resorts, to confirm the opening date of its first venture on the island of Mauritius, held a presentation to the Mauritius travel industry on Friday 16 November. “We are ready t...

Online bookings now begin as Centara'™s new Ras Fushi Maldives Resort schedules opening for 15 February
Online bookings now begin as Centara'™s new Ras Fushi Maldives Resort schedules opening for 15 February
Created : 2012.11.28

Accommodation at the new Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives is available for booking online from now onwards for stays beginning from 15 February 2013, when the resort will open. Introductory rates begin at USD 288   per night for an Oceanfront Beach Villa at the Half Board Plus package that includes breakfast and dinner, with an open bar for three hours during evening mealtimes, valid from now to 30 June, 2013. Reserv...

Centara celebrates 30th anniversary
Centara celebrates 30th anniversary
Created : 2012.11.26

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand's leading operator of hotels, is celebrating its 30th anniversary on 12 December 2012. Part of the Central Group, the Kingdom's biggest retailer, and formed initially as Central Hotels & Resorts, the company's first hotel was the Hyatt Central Plaza Bangkok, today known as Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok. From the one property has grown a chain of hotels and resorts that currently ...

Centra Coconut Beach Samui welcomes the year 2013
Centra Coconut Beach Samui welcomes the year 2013
Created : 2012.11.23

Upgrading and renovations at Centra Coconut Beach Resort Samui will be completed by the year-end to make this recent addition to Centara’s value brand at the southwestern tip of Samui Island an outstanding destination resort. The resort was added to the Centara Hotels & Resorts collection in July 2012 and the upgrading is to comply with the rebranding. “ This is an intimately scaled resort in a beautiful location and it has...

Centara Grand Island Maldives named Leading Family Resort in Travel Agent Awards
Centara Grand Island Maldives named Leading Family Resort in Travel Agent Awards
Created : 2012.11.21

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives has been named Leading Family Resort in the GMR Maldives Travel Awards organised by the Maldives Association of Travel Agents & Tour Operators (MATATO) recently. MATATO represents more than 50 travel agents and tour operators in the Maldives and presents its awards annually in a number of different categories in recognition of resorts that provide outstanding service and facilities. The ...

Centara to open 4th hotel in Pattaya
Centara to open 4th hotel in Pattaya
Created : 2012.11.12

Centara Hotels & Resorts will be opening its fourth property in Pattaya in March 2013, the five-star Centara Grand Resort & Spa Pattaya, located at Phratamnak Hill on the east side of the city. Centara will be managing the hotel under a contract signed in February 2010 with the Cliff Residence Company Limited, a division of the Tulip Group. The newly built nine-storey hotel will have 161 rooms and suites and is being developed und...

Centara rebrands Koh Chang spa to own-brand Spa Cenvaree
Centara rebrands Koh Chang spa to own-brand Spa Cenvaree
Created : 2012.11.05

November this year sees the rebranding of Sand Spa at Centara Koh Chang Tropicana Resort to Centara’s own-brand Spa Cenvaree. This follows the rebranding of the resort itself, which has recently been acquired by Centara under a management contract. Remodelled to Spa Cenvaree standards, the new spa is set in the garden of the beachside resort, with its own lotus pond, and utilises the natural surroundings to create a mood of re...

Wish you were here, 1936!
Wish you were here, 1936!
Created : 2012.10.24

A postcard dated 15 th 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. The hotel is about to celebrate its 90 th birthday, having opened in October 1922 and had its grand opening on 1st January 1923. Regarded as one of the classic hotels of the East, and earlier this ...

Centara upgrades and rebrands Koh Chang resort
Centara upgrades and rebrands Koh Chang resort
Created : 2012.10.19

Koh Chang Tropicana Beach Resort & Spa Managed by Centara is undergoing a multi-million baht upgrade prior to being rebranded as Centara Koh Chang Tropicana Resort. Rebranding will take place at the beginning of November 2012, following completion of the renovation programme Centara Hotels & Resorts acquired the management contract for the property, which is set on Klong Prao Beach on the island’s west coast, in April of ...

Centara wins TTG best meetings and conventions hotel award for 3rd year
Centara wins TTG best meetings and conventions hotel award for 3rd year
Created : 2012.10.18

Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld has been named for the third year in succession as Best Meetings and Conventions Hotel at the 23rd Annual TTG Travel  Awards 2012. The awards ceremony was presided over on October 4, 2012 by Mrs Juthaporn Rerngronasa, Deputy Governor at the  Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) for International Marketing. Receiving the award was...

Centara opens new Cense by Spa Cenvaree value brand at 3 hotels
Centara opens new Cense by Spa Cenvaree value brand at 3 hotels
Created : 2012.10.12

Centara Hotels & Resorts is rebranding three existing spas under its new Cense by Spa Cenvaree brand, which is now being rolled out at selected properties. Rebranding of the spas at two of the properties, Centara Hotel Hat Yai , and  Away Suansawan Chiang Mai , which is part of the Centara Boutique Collection, has already been completed, while the third, at   Centra Coconut  Beach Resort Samui , will be completed by the ...

Away Suansawan Chiang Mai completes Garden Room upgrades
Away Suansawan Chiang Mai completes Garden Room upgrades
Created : 2012.10.10

Refurbishment of the Garden Rooms at Away Suansawan Chiang Mai, a resort property within the Centara Boutique Collection, has now been completed, the upgrading including a new private terrace for each of the rooms. The resort, set in an extensive garden estate in the Mae Rim Valley, has a total of 47 rooms and villas and offers a retreat for couples and families who wish to enjoy the Chiang Mai countryside. “ We are very much a ...

Centara takes over management at Sandy Beach Resort in Da Nang
Centara takes over management at Sandy Beach Resort in Da Nang
Created : 2012.10.03

Centara Hotels & Resorts will from 11 October 2012 assume the management of Sandy Beach Non Nuoc Da Nang Vietnam by Centara, marking the company’s second resort in Vietnam. The property will undergo renovations and upgrading, a process that is expected to undertake one year during which the resort will remain open, and upon completion will be renamed Centara Sandy Beach Resort         &n...

Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand Mirage takes five awards at Pattaya Food & Hoteliers Expo
Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand Mirage takes five awards at Pattaya Food & Hoteliers Expo
Created : 2012.10.01

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya has won five awards in the recent Pattaya Hospitality Art Competition, held during the Pattaya Food & Hoteliers Expo 12. The event consisted of various activities for the hospitality industry with the aim of raising standards of service in food and beverage, flower arrangement, spa and housekeeping.  Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya emerged as the Overall champion...

Centara Villas Phuket named amongst top Thai relaxation and spa hotels in TripAdvisor survey
Centara Villas Phuket named amongst top Thai relaxation and spa hotels in TripAdvisor survey
Created : 2012.09.21

Centara Villas Phuket has been named by TripAdvisor as one of the top 25 relaxation and spa hotels in Thailand in the website’s Travellers’ Choice 2012 awards. The rankings are compiled from ratings supplied by guests and travellers. Centara Villas Phuket is set on a small incline in a quiet part of Karon, with steps leading directly down to the beach, and with only 72 spacious Thai-style villas presents a genuine getaway...

Centara moves into Mauritius with a 4-star resort at Poste Lafayette
Centara moves into Mauritius with a 4-star resort at Poste Lafayette
Created : 2012.09.17

Centara Hotels & Resorts has made its first move into Mauritius with the soft opening of Centara Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritius set for December 2012. “This is a very significant move for Centara, as it marks a strategic step into a tourism market that we feel has very exciting potential,”  says  Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts. “ We are very proud...

TripAdvisor places 11 Centara hotels as amongst best in their locality
TripAdvisor places 11 Centara hotels as amongst best in their locality
Created : 2012.09.11

Eleven Centara Hotels & Resorts properties have been awarded by TripAdvisor as being amongst the top-ranked hotels in their locality.   The rankings are based on ratings supplied by guests and travellers, who mark the properties in a range of five categories, from “excellent” to “terrible”.   “ We are very proud to have received such a large number of awards, and believe this reflect...

Centara swoops 8 awards in SmartTravelAsia poll
Centara swoops 8 awards in SmartTravelAsia poll
Created : 2012.09.05

Centara Hotels & Resorts has won eight awards in the SmartTravelAsia Best in Travel Poll 2012, conducted by the region’s only dedicated online travel magazine with over one million readers worldwide . Vijay Verghese, editor of SmartTravelAsia , presented the awards to the Centara executive team at the corporate offices in Centara Grand at CentralWorld. “ These awards represent a great triumph for the Centara team, and we ...

Centara strengthens Southern Thailand sales network
Centara strengthens Southern Thailand sales network
Created : 2012.08.31

Centara Hotels & Resorts has increased the size of the sales and marketing team at its Phuket regional sales office in order to strengthen marketing activities for the South of Thailand. The regional sales office , which is located in Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket , at Karon Beach in Phuket, opened in September 2010. The new team now comprises a Cluster Revenue Manager,   a director of sales, a sales manager, two sales...

Centara appoints Complete Travel Marketing as regional sales office for Australia and New Zealand
Centara appoints Complete Travel Marketing as regional sales office for Australia and New Zealand
Created : 2012.08.22

Centara Hotels & Resorts has appointed Complete Travel Marketing as its new regional sales representative for Australia and New Zealand, with effect from 1 August 2012. The company is based in North Sydney, Australia. “We are very pleased indeed to be appointing Complete Travel Marketing to act for us in these two markets, which are of increasing importance to us,” says Chris Bailey, senior vice president for sales a...

Centara's future plans for Asia
Centara's future plans for Asia
Created : 2012.08.15

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand's leading hotel company with properties at all the main destinations throughout the kingdom and a growing portfolio elsewhere in Asia, is expanding fast. The company's future growth strategy and targets are based on the overarching aim to be one of the best hotel and resort chains in Asia and to be recognised as an outstanding international brand Centara is a division of Central Group, the largest of...

Spa Cenvaree has a new Luxury Siam Retreat package
Spa Cenvaree has a new Luxury Siam Retreat package
Created : 2012.07.25

Spa Cenvaree at Centara Hotels & Resorts is presenting a Luxury Siam Retreat spa package, inspired by Thai beauty rituals and Thai healing traditions, with over 20 organic medicinal herbal ingredients developed for a memorably relaxing spa visit. From now to 30 September 2012. The treatment begins by using the Siam Classic Citrus Body Exfoliation, using antioxidant herbs as a body scrub to clean and protect your skin from the...

Centara to add Centra value brand to Samui
Centara to add Centra value brand to Samui
Created : 2012.07.20

Centara Hotels & Resorts has signed a management contract for an existing resort hotel on Koh Samui that will operate under the “Centra” value brand with effect from 1 July 2012. The contract was signed with owner PDTS Company Limited on 5 June 2012. To be named Centra Coconut Beach Resort Samui , the property is located on Thong Tanote Beach and was originally known as Coconut Villa Resort & Spa. " We are delighted ...

Danish couple are first to tie the knot at Centara Anda Dhevi Resort & Spa Krabi
Danish couple are first to tie the knot at Centara Anda Dhevi Resort & Spa Krabi
Created : 2012.07.11

When Jan Kirchhoff and Heidi Jensen held their wedding reception at Centara Anda Dhevi Resort & Spa Krabi on the 18th April 2012,  they were the first couple to tie the knot at the newly opened resort. The newly-weds, who are now back home in their home country of Denmark, say however that the resort made the perfect setting for their big day, and that they plan to revisit as soon as they can to relive their happy memories. ...

Centara website takes Truehits award for 4th consecutive year
Centara website takes Truehits award for 4th consecutive year
Created : 2012.07.04

Centara Hotels & Resorts has been presented for the fourth consecutive year with the “Most Visited Hotel Site in Thailand” award by web tracking organisation Truehits. Centara, Thailand’s leading hotel and resort management company, had previously collected the Truehits award in 2008, 2009 and 2010. The award was presented at the 9 th Truehits Web Awards 2011 ceremony held by the National Science and Technology Develop...

Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket takes Thailand award for Best Luxury Emerging Spa
Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket takes Thailand award for Best Luxury Emerging Spa
Created : 2012.06.28

Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket has been named Country winner for Thailand as Best Luxury Emerging Spa in the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2012. The awards are based solely on guest voting and are presented in different categories on a country and a global basis. Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket opened only in 2011 and is a five-star resort located at the most secluded part of Karon Beach. Taking its design theme from t...

Centara Khum Phaya Resort & Spa wins The Tourism Council of Thailand award for Lanna Art Identity
Centara Khum Phaya Resort & Spa wins The Tourism Council of Thailand award for Lanna Art Identity
Created : 2012.06.26

The Tourism Council of Thailand has presented Centara Khum Phaya Resort & Spa, located in Chiang Mai and part of the Centara Boutique Collection, with an Outstanding Design Award for Lanna Art Identity. The award was presented under the Northern Thailand Tourism Awards 2012 on May 26, held during the Miracle Tourism Forum in Chiang Mai. The judges based their votes on Lanna identity as applied to architecture, interiors, service, a...

Centara launches Cense value spa brand at new Khon Kaen hotel
Centara launches Cense value spa brand at new Khon Kaen hotel
Created : 2012.06.22

The first branch of the new spa brand Cense by SPA Cenvaree will open at the newly opened Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Khon Kaen during August. Cense is designed as a fast-service spa providing core treatments and beauty services at affordable rates for guests who do not have the leisure time to spend in a full-service spa but who still need to look and feel their best by taking a little time out from their busy schedules.  The...

Centara to open two hotels in Sri Lanka
Centara to open two hotels in Sri Lanka
Created : 2012.06.20

Centara Hotels & Resorts is to open its first two properties in Sri Lanka in time for high season of this year named "Centara Passikudah Resort & Spa Sri Lanka" and "Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa."   Both of the resort hotels will be operated by Centara under a management contract and will be part of the company’s core brand of four-star properties. Centara Passikudah Resort & Spa Sri Lanka is a 126-room prope...

Centara collects 11 TripAdvisor top awards
Centara collects 11 TripAdvisor top awards
Created : 2012.06.08

Centara Hotels & Resorts has been collecting the equivalent of its own Olympic Gold Medals with no less than eight of its properties being awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2012. Three of the group’s resorts have also garnered the prestigious Travellers’ Choice award for 2012. The awards, conducted by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, are based entirely on guest recommendations. “...

Centara opens hotel and convention centre in Khon Kaen
Centara opens hotel and convention centre in Khon Kaen
Created : 2012.06.01

Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Khon Kaen will open at the end of May as the largest venue for meetings and conventions in Khon Kaen Province.  The hotel, owned by Khon Kaen Buri Co Ltd and representing an investment of Baht 1,800 million, has been designed in response to the growing demand of the MICE sector in Northeast Thailand.  This is the second property in the Northeast for Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’...

Centara to open five-star resort at Baliโ€™s Nusa Dua
Centara to open five-star resort at Baliโ€™s Nusa Dua
Created : 2012.05.16

Centara Grand Nusa Dua Resort & Villas, the second resort hotel to be opened in Bali by Thailand’s leading hotel operator Centara Hotels & Resorts, will be soft-opened during the third quarter of 2012. The five-star property will feature a combination of deluxe suites and pool villas with a choice of one, two and three bedrooms. The resort’s design concept is based on the Peranakan style, a blending of Chinese and Indones...

Centara offers benefits to Arab travellers during Ramadan and summer holiday season
Centara offers benefits to Arab travellers during Ramadan and summer holiday season
Created : 2012.04.30

Travellers from the Arab countries will enjoy exclusive benefits when staying at selected Centara hotels from 1 May to 31 October 2012 to offer convenience and comfort during the time of Ramadan and for the summer holiday season. Ramadan services and facilities include complimentary food and water prior to dawn and after sunset, along with extended opening hours at Spa Cenvaree to cater for guests who wish to use the spa after sunset. An eve...

Two Centara Grand resorts awarded by Booking.com
Two Centara Grand resorts awarded by Booking.com
Created : 2012.04.25

Booking.com, one of the world’s leading online travel agents, has named two of Centara Hotels & Resorts’ five-star Grand branded hotels as Outstanding Hotel Partner for 2012. Centara’s online distribution division was presented with the awards at a reception in Bangkok on April 3, 2012. The awards are for top performing properties within specific regions in Thailand, and went to Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas K...

Centara rebrands Rayong beachfront property to Centara Sappaya Design Resort Rayong
Centara rebrands Rayong beachfront property to Centara Sappaya Design Resort Rayong
Created : 2012.04.23

Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced that the beachfront property the company operates in Rayong has with immediate effect been rebranded as Centara Sappaya Design Resort Rayong. Prominent use of the Centara name enhances the image of the resort hotel as a member of Thailand's leading hotel brand, where guests can be confident of enjoying Centara's premium service. The word “Sappaya” is from the Pali term for a place of com...

Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya achieves EarthCheck Bronze status
Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya achieves EarthCheck Bronze status
Created : 2012.04.09

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya has been awarded Bronze status for 2012 by EarthCheck, the international environmental and certification body for the travel and tourism industry. The benchmarking data collection period ran from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011. The resort when assessed by EarthCheck was found to have a Sustainability Policy in place, and to have nine of the assessed indicators at or above the Baseline level. Se...

Centara, Thailand's leading hotel chain in collaboration with Acron opens Spa Cenvaree and three restaurants in Goa
Centara, Thailand's leading hotel chain in collaboration with Acron opens Spa Cenvaree and three restaurants in Goa
Created : 2012.04.03

Centara Hotels & Resorts of Thailand will soon open their first stand-alone spa and restaurant properties in India in collaboration with the Acron Group. Centara's signature wellness brand Spa Cenvaree and their three restaurants, Chili-Hip, Vibes and Zing will form part of Acron Place, a $10 m wellness, restaurant and retail lifestyle centre in Candolim, the famed beach riviera in north Goa. Centara, Thailand's leading hotel chain, is p...

Centara to manage and rebrand Koh Chang Tropicana Resort
Centara to manage and rebrand Koh Chang Tropicana Resort
Created : 2012.03.28

Centara Hotels & Resorts will from 1 April 2012 assume the management of the existing Koh Chang Tropicana Resort & Spa, located at Klong Praow Beach, on Koh Chang, Trat Province. The property will then undergo extensive renovations and upgrading, while continuing to remain open to guests, and on 15 October this year will be rebranded as Centara Koh Chang Tropicana Resort. This will be the first property on Koh Chang for Centara, who ...

New Centara Maldives resort offers secluded island getaway just 15 minutes away from Male Airport
New Centara Maldives resort offers secluded island getaway just 15 minutes away from Male Airport
Created : 2012.03.16

The opening of the second Centara Hotels & Resorts property in the Maldives late this year will allow Thailand’s leading operator of hotels to offer secluded holidays on an island near the capital island of Male to an adult-focused market. Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa is located on the island of Giraavaru in North Male Atoll, about 15 minutes by speedboat from Male and the International Airport. The resort, which is owned and...

Centara to open second Centra value-brand hotel in Bangkok
Centara to open second Centra value-brand hotel in Bangkok
Created : 2012.03.14

Centara Hotels & Resorts is to open the second Bangkok hotel under its new Centra four-star value brand in summer 2012. Centra Central Station Bangkok is located on the edge of the city’s Chinatown district, a five-minute walk from the Hua Lampong mainline railway station and the MRT subway’s Hua Lampong terminus. Guests will therefore have easy access both to the train service that operates to the provinces and resort destin...

Centara opens Hospitality Centre at Phuket Airport
Centara opens Hospitality Centre at Phuket Airport
Created : 2012.03.08

Centara Hotels & Resorts has opened Centara Hospitality Centre at Phuket International Airport designed to provide guests and travel representatives with a meet-and-greet point and to provide support and information on the growing number of Centara properties on the island. Centara Hospitality Centre opened on 1st March 2012 and is located in the arrivals hall at the airport. Coffee, tea, cold drinks and snacks are available, and an airp...

Centara named as best hotel chain in Asia
Centara named as best hotel chain in Asia
Created : 2012.03.06

Centara Hotels & Resorts has been named Best Chain Hotels Group of Asia at the  2011 Asia Hotel Forum International Hotel Investment Summit. The summit, which brings together the leading hotel investors and operators and which is part of the Asia Hotel Forum, was held in Beijing in 2011. The awards are selected by a panel of judges with the Best Chain Hotels Group being the top accolade. "We are especially proud to receive this aw...

Centara Karon Resort is an EarthCheck Star Performer
Centara Karon Resort is an EarthCheck Star Performer
Created : 2012.03.05

Centara Karon Resort Phuket has been awarded Star Performer status by EarthCheck, the international environmental and certification body for the travel and tourism industry. The resort when assessed by EarthCheck was found to have a Sustainability Policy in place, and to have eight categories performing at or above Best Practice level. The categories are Energy Consumption, Potable Water Consumption, Waste Sent to Landfill, Waste Recycling R...

Spa Cenvaree shares a smile with the children on its 10th anniversary
Spa Cenvaree shares a smile with the children on its 10th anniversary
Created : 2012.03.02

Spa Cenvaree, the luxury spa brand within the Centara Hotels & Resorts family, is celebrating its 10th anniversary by unveiling a new spa menu and donating part of its income to two Bangkok orphanages. Under the Shared Smile project, Spa Cenvaree branches at Centara hotels throughout Thailand that are introducing the new menu will donate 3 percent of their net income for the month of March to the Rangsit Babies' Home and  Sotsuksa Pra...

Centara President Gerd Steeb Retires
Centara President Gerd Steeb Retires
Created : 2012.02.29

Gerd Steeb, president of Centara Hotels & Resorts, retired from the company on 23 rd February after almost 22 years of service. Joining what was then known as Central Hotels and Resorts in 1991, Mr Steeb became vice president in 1993, Executive Vice President in 1997 and president in 2005. He was also appointed to the Board of Directors of Central Plaza Hotel Public Co Ltd on 3rd November 2005 as the only foreign member of the Boar...

Classic Lanna boutique design distinguishes Khum Phaya Resort & Spa, Centara BoutiqueCollection
Classic Lanna boutique design distinguishes Khum Phaya Resort & Spa, Centara BoutiqueCollection
Created : 2012.02.24

Centara’s Boutique Collection is all about intimately-scaled hotels with a distinctive boutique design, and Khum Phaya Resort & Spa in Chiang Mai makes full use of the city’s Lanna heritage in its own architecture and interiors.   This 5-star luxury boutique design resort is set in the natural surroundings of extensive gardens, with pools and a canal, and century-old trees providing shade. The main building combines...

Centara Grand Krabi a spectacular setting for incentives and corporate events
Centara Grand Krabi a spectacular setting for incentives and corporate events
Created : 2012.02.20

The spectacular setting of Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi, with the verdant limestone mountains that have helped make this region famous, coupled with the local islands easily accessible from the shore, and the resort’s own private beach, make this an idyllic venue for meetings and incentives groups. The resort has a number of meeting rooms, the largest of which is the Ao Nang Suite Main Auditorium, which can handle 200 gu...

Centara Krabi a romantic venue for weddings and honeymoons
Centara Krabi a romantic venue for weddings and honeymoons
Created : 2012.02.15

With its own private beach and its own bay, local islands easily accessible from the shore, and the towering limestone formations that have helped to make this region famous, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi is a romantic venue for weddings and honeymoons. The resort has a number of function rooms, the largest of which can handle 185 guests for a reception. The Royal Villa offers an exotic location with spectacular sunsets, and ...

Centara Villas Phuket voted into Top 25 Relaxation Hotels by TripAdvisor
Centara Villas Phuket voted into Top 25 Relaxation Hotels by TripAdvisor
Created : 2012.02.13

Centara Villas Phuket has been voted as one of the Top 25 Relaxation and Spa Hotels in Thailand by TripAdvisor, in the travel website’s Travellers’ Choice Best Hotels 2012 listings. The listings are compiled based on ratings awarded by travellers who have stayed in the hotels. Centara Villas Phuket was ranked number 15 out of the Top 25 listing. Guests have the opportunity to rate the properties on a scale of one to five, and 8...

Centara Villas Samui re-opens environmentally-friendly after extensive renovations
Centara Villas Samui re-opens environmentally-friendly after extensive renovations
Created : 2012.02.08

Renovation of all villas at Centara Villas Samui has now been completed at a cost of 27.7 million baht and includes green initiatives to help maintain the pristine setting of the resort. A similar renovation has also been recently completed at sister property Centara Villas Phuket under a programme to standardise across the two resorts. Located on the southern tip of Koh Samui, near the traditional fishing village of Hua Tanon, Centara Villa...

Centara to open second Maldives resort in 2012
Centara to open second Maldives resort in 2012
Created : 2012.02.06

Centara Hotels & Resorts will open its second property in the Maldives in late 2012, the Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa, set on Giraavaru Island in North Male Atoll just 15 minutes by speedboat from Male International Airport.  The new resort is owned by Centara Hotels & Resorts and represents an investment of 54 million USD.  The resort will be adult-focused with its beach villas and over-water villas being scattered a...

Centara opens first stand-alone Spa Cenvaree in Goa
Centara opens first stand-alone Spa Cenvaree in Goa
Created : 2012.01.25

Centara Hotels & Resorts of Thailand will open its first stand-alone Spa Cenvaree during the first quarter of 2012, to be located at the Arcon Arcade in Goa, India. Spa Cenvaree, a Centara brand, is to be found at Centara hotels and resorts throughout Thailand, and at overseas properties that include the Philippines, Vietnam and the Maldives. “Spa Cenvaree has been enormously successful in all of its in-hotel locations, and we are ...

Centara soft-opens new hotel in Central Pattaya
Centara soft-opens new hotel in Central Pattaya
Created : 2012.01.06

Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced that its latest hotel in Pattaya, Centara Pattaya Hotel, soft-opened recently. The hotel joins two other Pattaya properties that are currently open, and a third that is at present under construction. Centara Pattaya Hotel is located in Central Pattaya, within a few minutes’ walk of the beach, and is a new-build property offering 152 rooms and suites, including family-friendly units. “W...

New Year will ring in name changes at 3 Centara hotels
New Year will ring in name changes at 3 Centara hotels
Created : 2011.12.28

Three of Thailand’s best-known hotels will change their names as the bells ring in the New Year 2012. Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok will become Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, Sofitel Centara Grand Resort & Villas Hua Hin will become Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, and Novotel Hat Yai Centara will become Centara Hotel Hat Yai. The name changes take place as the partnership between Accor, owner of ...

Centara opens new Bali resort with traditional
Centara opens new Bali resort with traditional
Created : 2011.12.21

Centara Hotels& Resorts of Thailand has announced that the official soft opening of Centra Taum Bali, the group’s first overseas venture with its value brand Centra, took place on December 14. The traditional Balinese Hindu ceremony known as Melaspas, which is used to purify land or a new building and which had begun with prayers on the previous day, marked the opening of the resort. Centra Taum Bali is located at Seminyak, on...

Centara opens Centra value brand at
Centara opens Centra value brand at
Created : 2011.12.20

Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced that Centra Government Complex Hotel & Convention Centre Chaeng Watthana will open in the 3 rd quarter of 2012. The hotel is owned by Dhanarak Asset Development Co Ltd (DAD) and will be operated by Centara under a management contract.  The new hotel is part of the Government Complex at Chaeng Watthana Road, Bangkok, and has been designed in contemporary Thai style to reflect national ...

Centara Hua Hin completes upgrade prior to rebranding
Centara Hua Hin completes upgrade prior to rebranding
Created : 2011.12.20

An extensive renovation and upgrading programme for Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin has been completed prior to the official adoption of the hotel’s new name on January 1st.   The renovated facilities include 100 rooms and suites in the Colonial Wing, the installation of a new fully equipped Health Club, and also of a new Kids’ Club. The Railway Restaurant, which evokes the era of the 1920s when the hot...

Centara Maldives resort wins Virgin Holidays Golden Award
Centara Maldives resort wins Virgin Holidays Golden Award
Created : 2011.11.30

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives has won the Golden Award 2011 for Best Hotel – Indian Ocean, presented by Virgin Holidays. The resort is operated by Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s largest operator of hotels.  The award was presented to Centara’s senior vice president for sales and marketing Chris Bailey during World Travel Mart in London in November.  “Centara Grand Island R...

Centara'™s new Spa Cenvaree at Pattaya features Dead Sea salt and mud treatments
Centara'™s new Spa Cenvaree at Pattaya features Dead Sea salt and mud treatments
Created : 2011.11.25

Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of its latest Spa Cenvaree, set within the newly-opened Nova Hotel & Spa Pattaya, Centara Boutique Collection, and one of the first spas in Thailand to be based around the benefits of pure sea salt and mud harvested from the Dead Sea at depths over 420m below sea level.  The spa is a highlight of the hotel, which soft-opened in November and is located in Central Pattaya within t...

Pattaya's new Nova Hotel & Spa offers intimate-scale luxury
Pattaya's new Nova Hotel & Spa offers intimate-scale luxury
Created : 2011.11.23

The newly opened Nova Hotel & Spa Pattaya, a member of the Centara Boutique Collection, is an intimately scaled hotel with just 79 rooms and suites, offering luxury accommodation that is ideal for individuals, couples and families. The Deluxe Rooms are equipped with a king-size bed and can comfortably accommodate two adults and a child, while the One-Bedroom Suites have a separate living and dining area and can accommodate three adults or ...

Centara opens upgraded Spa Cenvaree at Udon Thani
Centara opens upgraded Spa Cenvaree at Udon Thani
Created : 2011.11.18

Centara Hotels & Resorts is in December opening the newly upgraded Spa Cenvaree at Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Udon Thani. Located next to the hotel pool on 5 th floor, Spa Cenvaree has six treatment rooms offering guests a collection of signature rituals inherent to Thai culture, along with a range of Western therapies. Amongst the range of spa experiences is the signature Samunprai Experience Salt Relief, which brings t...

Centara opens a new luxury and indulgence Spa Cenvaree in Krabi
Centara opens a new luxury and indulgence Spa Cenvaree in Krabi
Created : 2011.11.14

Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of a luxurious Spa Cenvaree at the newly-opened Centara Anda Dhevi Resort and Spa Krabi, offering a hideaway for serenity and indulgence where a collection of rituals drawn from Thailand’s ancient heritage, along with a range of the latest treatments from the West, can be enjoyed in privacy.  Signature treatments include the Anda Dhevi Signature Massage, which uses fresh herbal ...

Centara opens Boutique Collection resort in Pattaya
Centara opens Boutique Collection resort in Pattaya
Created : 2011.11.11

Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Nova Hotel & Spa Pattaya, a member of the Centara Boutique Collection on 1st November 2011.  The hotel is located in Central Pattaya, a short distance from the beach and surrounded by entertainment and shopping outlets.   Chairman of the Executive Board of Central Plaza Hotel Public Co Ltd Suthikiati Chirathivat says that the company believes Pattaya has enormous ...

Centara Grand West Sands Resorts & Villas Phuket completes additional 96 rooms
Centara Grand West Sands Resorts & Villas Phuket completes additional 96 rooms
Created : 2011.11.07

Voytek Klasicki (right) , rebranding General Manager, Dechanont Wangthong (left), Executive Assistant Manager and Paul Bryant (centre) Construction Manager, of Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket inspect the final stages of the additional 96 rooms project, of which the construction and decoration have now been completed. The 287 rooms out of 784 have opened from now onwards.  Centara Grand West Sands Resort &...

Centara named leading hotel group in Asia by UK long-haul travel agents
Centara named leading hotel group in Asia by UK long-haul travel agents
Created : 2011.11.07

Centara Hotels & Resorts has been named as Far East Hotel Group of the Year in the Travel Agents Choice Awards 2011, organised by Selling Long Haul, the UK-based monthly magazine for travel agents selling long-haul holidays. The winners are nominated and voted for by UK and Irish travel agents. “This is a very significant award for us, and we are very proud to be recogised in this way as long-haul travel agents are amongst our prim...

Ground-breaking for Centara'™s latest Bali resort
Ground-breaking for Centara'™s latest Bali resort
Created : 2011.10.27

The ground-breaking ceremony for Centara Wuku Resort & Spa Bali took place on October 1, with the hotel opening date set by the end of 2012. This resort will be the third in Bali for Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s largest operator of hotels. The resort is being developed by Indonesian company PT. Accolades Lakshmi Resort, which has developed two other projects in Bali. Centara Wuku Resort & Spa Bali will be a boutiq...

Centara Villas Phuket opens to guests following complete renovation
Centara Villas Phuket opens to guests following complete renovation
Created : 2011.10.10

Centara Villas Phuket is once again fully open for business, following an extensive programme that has renovated and refurbished all 72 Deluxe Pool Villas, Spa Villas and Pool Villas, and upgraded other facilities and public areas of this ocean-side resort at Karon Beach. The resort has also this year been awarded certification by EarthCheck in recognition of its environmental protection practices.  Located on the hills overlooking the ...

Centara opens new hotel in Manila
Centara opens new hotel in Manila
Created : 2011.09.08

Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced that Centara Hotel Manila, a four-star property located in the culturally rich district of Malate, in Manila, will open on October 18 this year.  The hotel will be operated by Centara under a management contract.  A newly-built 15-storey property, the hotel features 96 rooms and suites, the minimum size being a spacious 43sqm, with all rooms having views overlooking the city or Manila Bay....

HRH BHATCHARA KITIYAPHA VISITS SOFITEL CENTARA GRAND RESORT & VILLAS HUA HIN
HRH BHATCHARA KITIYAPHA VISITS SOFITEL CENTARA GRAND RESORT & VILLAS HUA HIN
Created : 2011.09.05

Her Royal Highness Bhatchara Kitiyabha , on a visit to Sofitel Centara Grand Resort & Villas Hua Hin , was welcomed upon her arrival by Thirayuth Chirathivat, Senior Vice President for Project Management at Centara Hotels & Resorts. Her Royal Highness was guest of honour at   a gala dinner party with participants in the  Senior Executives Programme on Justice Administration Batch 15 & 16, who represent top managem...

Birthday Celebration at Don Giovanni
Birthday Celebration at Don Giovanni
Created : 2011.08.25

Gen.Anupong Paochinda (centre) presenting a flower bouquet to celebration to Lt.Gen.Chonlawit Perbsub (5 th left), Army Comptroller on the occasion of his birthday party at Dynasty restaurant, Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok . Also seen Lt.Gen.Chonlawit’s well wisher join to celebrated as looks on from left are Dr.Possawat Kanoknark, Supatra Chirathivat, Dr.Yupawan Nangkalapiwat, Gen.Anupong Paochinda, Lt.Gen.Chonlawit Perbsub, Dr.R...

Miss Teen Press Conference
Miss Teen Press Conference
Created : 2011.08.25

Wiluck Lohthong (4 th left), CEO of Inspire Entertainment Company and Chichaya   Karnasuta (3 rd left), assistant managing director of Bangkok Broadcasting & TV Co (BBTV Channel 7) co-hosted a press conference for Miss Teen Thailand By Suzuki Jelato, under the concept of  10 Years of Inspiration at Vibhavadee Ballroom, Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok.   Seen in the group photo (from left) are: Kany...

Centara opens new resort at Phuketโ€™s Mai Khao Beach
Centara opens new resort at Phuketโ€™s Mai Khao Beach
Created : 2011.08.24

Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced the acquisition of a new five-star resort hotel in Phuket, Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket, which is located on Mai Khao Beach on the island’s west coast, 15 minutes away from Phuket International Airport. A management contract has been signed with developers and owners Central & City Developments Ltd, and the hotel has now been rebranded from West Sands Phuket to Centara...

Centara launches interactive website
Centara launches interactive website
Created : 2011.08.24

Centara Hotels & Resorts has launched a new corporate website designed to intensify its on-line presence and marketing operations. Centara is Thailand’s largest operator of hotels, with currently 61 properties at key destinations throughout the kingdom, and overseas hotels in the Maldives, Indian Himalayas, Philippines, Vietnam, Bali in Indonesia, and Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. There are now five brands within the company, name...

Centara Anda Dhevi Resort & Spa's luxury guestrooms are ready for Krabi high season
Centara Anda Dhevi Resort & Spa's luxury guestrooms are ready for Krabi high season
Created : 2011.08.22

Centara Anda Dhevi Resort & Spa Krabi is introducing five types of luxury guestrooms ready for the tourism high season in Krabi when the new hotel opens for business on October 1.  Each of the 135 rooms and suites offers a furnished balcony or terrace and a spacious private bathroom.  The resort consists of 72 Deluxe Garden View rooms ranging in size from 36 to 40sqm, 50 Deluxe Pool View rooms at 42sqm, one Family Suite Pool Vi...

Centara to open first overseas Centra brand hotel in Bali
Centara to open first overseas Centra brand hotel in Bali
Created : 2011.08.22

Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced that it will be opening the first overseas property of its Centra value brand at Bali, Indonesia, in November of this year.   Centra Taum Resort Bali will be located at Seminyak, on the west coast of the island, within five minutes’ walk from the beach.  The hotel, which is currently nearing completion and is being developed at a cost of USD20 million by PT Graha Multi Internasi...

Centara opens serviced apartments at Phuketโ€™s Karon Beach
Centara opens serviced apartments at Phuketโ€™s Karon Beach
Created : 2011.08.05

Bangkok, 4 August 2011 - Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Waterfront Suites Phuket by Centara , a total of 39 spacious serviced apartments housed in a 20-storey tower facing the ocean at Karon Beach in Phuket. Waterfront Suites is part of Centara’s recently launched Centara Residences and Suites brand, and is designed for guests who prefer a self-catering holiday. “This new opening is our seventh prope...

Centara opens two more hotels in Pattaya
Centara opens two more hotels in Pattaya
Created : 2011.08.05

Bangkok , 29 July 2011 - Centara Hotels & Resorts has opened two new hotels in Pattaya, bringing its total of properties in the ocean resort city to three. Nova Hotel & Spa Pattaya is part of the Centara Boutique Collection brand of intimately scaled hotels and is a four-star property, while Centra Pattaya Resort is part of the Centra Hotels & Resorts mid-range brand. Both hotels are located in Central Pattaya, within walking ...

Centara to open hotel and convention centre in Khon Kaen
Centara to open hotel and convention centre in Khon Kaen
Created : 2011.08.05

Bangkok, 18 July 2011 - Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced that its first property in Khon Kaen, in northeastern Thailand, will be soft-opening at the end of 2011. Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Khon Kaen is a new development built by Khon Kaen Buri Company Limited and will be managed by Centara under a management contract signed in August 2009. A 12-storey property with 196 rooms and located near to the Central Plaza Kh...

Centara announces second resort for Krabi
Centara announces second resort for Krabi
Created : 2011.08.05

Bangkok , 1 June 2011 - Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced that its second property at Ao Nang in Krabi will soft-open in September 2011. Centara Anda Dhevi Resort & Spa Krabi is a newly built four-star property situated in extensive grounds and spread across five low-rise buildings. Just 100 metres away from the sands of Nopparat Thara Beach, the resort is also conveniently close to the centre of Ao Nang, famous for its touri...

Centara to open third hotel in Bangkok
Centara to open third hotel in Bangkok
Created : 2011.07.18

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 opens the first Boutique Collection resort in Vietnam
Centara opens the first Boutique Collection resort in Vietnam
Created : 2011.07.18

Bangkok, 25 April 2011 - Centara Hotels & Resorts has opened the first Boutique Collection resort in Vietnam, the Chen Sea Resort & Spa Phu Quoc, Centara Boutique Collection. Located in a beachside setting on the island of Phu Quoc, the property is built to an intimate scale with only 36 villas. Operated under a management contract and previously known as Chen La Resort & Spa, Chen Sea Resort & Spa is Centara’s fourth...

Centara announces first move into Bali
Centara announces first move into Bali
Created : 2011.07.18

Bangkok, 3 June 2011 - Centara Hotels & Resorts has signed a management contract that will see the opening of its first property in Bali, Indonesia. To be named Centara Grand Nusa Dua Resort & Villas , the resort is a new one that will be completed at the end of this year. The soft opening is scheduled for December 2011 with the grand opening to be held during 2012. Located at the prime Bali resort of Nusa Dua, the property will h...

Mauritius to be Centara's 6th international location
Mauritius to be Centara's 6th international location
Created : 2011.07.18

Centara Hotels & Resorts has signed a management contract for a four-star resort property in Mauritius, marking the company’s sixth international location. Due to open in October 2012 , Centara Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritius is set on a 500-metre stretch of white sand beach on the northeast coast of the island, and will have its own diving reef. The resort is built to an intimate scale with 98 guestrooms, of which 87...