Central takes over Phuket resort

Central Hotels & Resorts together with an international investor have taken over the Jiva Resort & Spa in Phuket with a purchase price of 350 million Baht. This is the second acquisition made by the partnership, after the Islandia resort in April 2006. The property has been rebranded as the “Central Kata Resort, Phuket”.

Central Kata Resort, Phuket comprises 158 rooms and suites (30 under construction) spread out in a cluster of 2 and 3 storey low-rise buildings. All units are specious, comfortable, functional and tastefully decorated in traditional Thai and contemporary style architecture to create a family friendly resort. All rooms have a private balcony or terrace over-looking the pool areas or the garden, which ensures a view of tranquility and include other facilities such as refrigerator and hairdryers. All rooms and suites are air-conditioned and provide private bathroom, colour TV with satellite broadcasting, refrigerator, tea and coffee maker.

Its one and two bedroom family suites are fully equipped for self-catering, including a cooking range, kitchenette facility complete with hop, microwave oven, refrigerator, toaster, cook and dinning wear and all necessary utensils for complete parties of up to 7 persons.

Kata Beach is the natural choice for those who need the comfort of a family resort as well as a short distance to the beach. The resort is less than a 10 minute walk to Kata Beach and a 10 minute drive to Kata Noi, another quiet and popular resort village.

“The acquisition of Jiva Resort and Spa compliments our growing inventory on Thailand’s “Holiday Island”. Hot on the heals of the Islandia purchase back in April, Central Hotels & Resorts now offers some 572 rooms and suites, soon to increase to over 900 when we complete the new 5 star exclusive oceanfront resort, on Karon Beach” said Mr.Suthikiati Chirathivat, the chairman of the executive board of Central Plaza Hotel Public Co.,Ltd.