Thirayuth Chirathivat, CEO of Centara Hotels & Resorts, has announced the transfer and promotion of Alexandre Glauser to Sri Lanka as Cluster General Manager of Centara Hotels & Resorts Sri Lanka.
Alexandre will be responsible initially for two managed resorts, namely Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka and Centara Passikudah Resort & Spa Sri Lanka. A third project is currently under development on the east coast. He will be based at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka.
Alexandre, whose career with Centara spans 11 years, was previously General Manager of Centara Villas Phuket and Centara Kata Resort Phuket.
A Swiss national from Geneva, Alexandre studied at Geneva Hotel Management School, and prior to joining the hotel industry worked in the airline industry. In 1998 Alexandre was appointed Assistant Food and Beverage Manager with Minor Hotels in Hua Hin, and two years later became Food and Beverage Manager at Hilton International in Hurghada, in Egypt.
Alexandre began his career with Centara Hotels & Resorts as Executive Assistant Manager at Central Samui Beach Resort, Koh Samui (now rebranded as Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui) in 2001. He subsequently became General Manager of Central Karon Village (now Centara Villas Phuket), and Central Waterfront Suites, Phuket (now Waterfront Suites Phuket).
Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka is flanked by a river on one side and a pristine beach on the other, the hotel being accessible by ferry. All 166 rooms have spectacular views, with room types including Superior, Deluxe, Deluxe Pool Access, Family Residences, and Suites.
Restaurants include an all-day dining outlet serving Sri Lankan, Asian and international cuisines and featuring live cooking stations, there is a seafood restaurant, and the Ceylon Club has an emphasis on the Ceylonese tea heritage. The hotel will also operate dinner cruises up and down the river each evening in the future.
Centara Passikudah Resort & Spa Sri Lanka is set on the beautiful Passikudah Bay, on Sri Lanka’s north-eastern coast, and offers a fine choice of facilities appealing to couples, families and those longing for active holidays. The shallow waters of the bay are ideal for windsurfing and kayaking. Resort accommodation comprises 126 spacious rooms and suites with each featuring a private balcony or terrace. There is an all-day dining restaurant, lounge bar, Spa Cenvaree, fitness centre, and the Bay Ballroom which has a maximum capacity of 150 persons.