Centara opens new Bangkok hotel

Centara opens new Bangkok hotel

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 July 15, 2013.

Centra Central Station Bangkok is a 150-room hotel in Centara’s value brand portfolio, catering for the needs of individual travelers, families, and groups of friends.

Thirayuth Chirathivat, chief executive officer of Centara Hotels&Resorts, says the company is very proud to be opening a new hotel in such a significant location.

“This is a location in Bangkok where culture, sights and fabulous food meet,” he says. “For visitors intent on exploring Chinatown, sightseeing in Bangkok, or travelling to Thailand’s resorts and provinces, we shall be offering great comfort in a tremendous location.”

The hotel is located at the entrance of Yaowaraj, the main road that passes through the heart of the historic Chinatown district.


Chinatown is famous for its historic temples and shrines, including the world-famous Temple of the Golden Buddha, along with its shops and markets, and of course for its Chinese restaurants and food stalls, many of them having been family owned for generations and featuring unique recipes and rare ingredients.

The completely new-build hotel will make a perfect base for travelers who are using the mainline railway service, being opposite to Hua Lamphong railway terminus, which serves lines throughout Thailand.

The MRT underground Metro also has a station at Hua Lamphong, and guests at the hotel will be able to use the subway to explore Bangkok.

“We feel Centra Central Station Bangkok really does have an outstanding location and facilities for visitors, and we are very confident indeed that it will find fast acceptance with international and Thai travelers alike,” says Chris Bailey, senior vice president for sales and marketing at Centara Hotels&Resorts.

The decor of the hotel rooms is in a bright modern style, with warm colors and elements of oriental design, and guests will be able to relax at Cense by Spa Cenvaree and workout at Cenfit, the hotel’s fitness center.

The hotel will feature Chyna, a restaurant serving authentic Chinese cuisine against a city skyline backdrop, and Station Cafe, an all-day restaurant serving Thai and international dishes from an open kitchen.

Centra Central Station Bangkok is also well located for business meetings, seminars, receptions and other events, and the hotel has five meeting rooms fully supported by conference and presentation equipment such as LCD projectors and screens, together with wireless internet access.

Centara Hotels&Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 41 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 17 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Shanghai, Bali Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Mauritius Indian Ocean, brings the present total to 58 properties. Brands and properties within Centara ensure that specific categories such as couples, families, individuals, and meetings and incentives groups will all find a hotel or resort that is appropriate to their needs.

Centara operates 27 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand’s most luxurious and innovative spa brands, together with its newly launched value brand Cense by Spa Cenvaree, which provides core spa services for busy travelers. The company’s Kids’ Club is available at all the family-friendly resorts to ensure that the youngsters and teens are taken care of. Centara Hotels&Resorts also operates two state-of-the-art convention centers in Bangkok, and two in northeastern Thailand, one being located in Udon Thani and the other in Khon Kaen.

The latest Centara brand is named COSI Hotels, an economy brand designed for travelers who predominantly make their bookings via the Internet and who want comfort and convenience at the most friendly prices available, which is under development with the first property due to open in 2015.