Centara set to celebrate 30th anniversary

Centara set to celebrate 30th anniversary

Centara Hotels & Resorts is celebrating its 30th anniversary next month. 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 includes 38 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in Thailand, and a further 18 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Bali, Sri Lanka, and Mauritius, bringing the present total to 56 properties.

There are currently six hotel brands within the Centara main brand, ensuring that specific categories such as couples, families, individuals, long-stay guests, and meetings and incentives groups will all find accommodation that is appropriate to their needs.

Centara operates 24 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 also has three major convention centers in Bangkok, and two in the northeast of Thailand, at Udon Thani, and Khon Kaen.

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“Our 30th anniversary is a proud moment for us,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels&Resorts, “We are growing rapidly, with expansion both at home and overseas, and celebrating our anniversary gives us a moment to reflect upon the enormous advances that have been made.

“I believe that our progress comes down to several factors that interact with each other. One is that we have a superb management team. Another is that our staff, throughout all of our hotels and our offices, are totally dedicated and are wonderful people to work with.

“Most importantly we are Thai, and integral to our whole business, influencing everything we do, is the sense of warmth and hospitality that is part of the nature of Thai people. We welcome people to Thailand because we love our country, and we ensure that our Thai service and sense of hospitality goes with us to our overseas properties.

“This is not something that can be taught or bought. It is entirely natural.”

Centara Hotels&Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 38 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 18 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Bali Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Mauritius Indian Ocean, brings the present total to 56 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 24 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.