Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts, has announced the appointment of Jonas Sjostedt as General Manager of Koh Chang Tropicana Beach Resort & Spa (managed by Centara). Mr. Sjostedt is a Swedish national who has worked with leading Scandinavian tour operators and has experience in various countries including Greece, Spain, Brazil, and Cyprus.
He started his career with Centara Hotels & Resorts as Resident Manager at Centara Kata Resort and then transferred to Centara Karon Resort in the same position. Prior to joining Koh Chang Tropicana Beach Resort & Spa (managed by Centara), he was General Manager of Centra Ashlee Hotel Patong.
Mr. Sjostedt is overseeing the extensive renovations and upgrading to facilities and services that are being carried out prior to its rebranding as Centara Koh Chang Tropicana Beach Resort on October 15, 2012. The hotel remains open to guests during this period.
Koh Chang Tropicana Beach Resort & Spa (managed by Centara) is a low-rise resort set in beachside landscaped gardens and featuring 157 guestrooms and suites. There are two swimming pools, a spa with a full menu of facial and body treatments, and a beachfront restaurant serving Thai and international cuisine. Meetings and incentives will also form a significant part of the marketing mix, as the resort has its own dedicated meeting room that can hold between 80 and 240 persons, and which is equipped with full professional visual and sound equipment.