Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts, has announced the appointment of Dominique Ronge as General Manager of Centara Grand Resort & Spa Pattaya. Dominique is a Belgian national who can speak Dutch, English, French, and Italian. He has 15 years of experience in the hospitality, restaurant, and luxury cruise sectors.
He started his career at the Waldorf Astoria in Rome, and then moved to Jean-Pierre Bruneau’s three-star Michelin Guide-rated restaurant before joining Crystal Cruises in 2004 as Chief Concierge and Assistant Food&Beverage Manager. In 2007, Dominique transferred to the Chedi Hotel Phuket as Executive Assistant Manager for Food&Beverage, then was appointed General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Phi Phi Island. Prior to joining Centara Grand Resorts&Spa Pattaya, he was Resort Manager at InterContinental Hua Hin Resort.
Centara Grand Resort&Spa Pattaya, a five-star hotel, is located at Phratamnak Hill on the east side of the city. The newly-built, nine-storey hotel will feature 161 rooms and suites. The hotel facilities will include an all-day restaurant named Oceana serving international and Thai cuisines and featuring a huge aquarium as its design theme. Other outlets include a rooftop restaurant named Altezza that will serve Italian cuisine and comfort food against a spectacular setting of ocean and city, a deli called Crumbs, and a French-inspired bistro. There will also be a Spa Cenvaree, a fitness center, and a swimming pool.