UAE master developer Nakheel and leading Thai hotel group Centara Hotels & Resorts have signed a joined venture agreement to create a 550-room million beachfront resort with waterpark at Deira Islands in Dubai. Under the agreement, cemented in Bangkok by Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah and Centara chairman Suthikiati Chirathivat, the two companies will deliver an upscale resort on a prime stretch of beach on Deira Islands.
Centrally-located within a prime setting in Central Pattaya, the newly-opened Centara Azure Hotel Pattaya has joined the existing six Centara properties in the city. This stylish hotel provides convenient access to dining, shopping and Pattaya’s bustling nightlife.
Centara Hotels & Resorts has appointed Montakarn Shutt as the company’s newest communications executive. Montakarn will be instrumental in overseeing the company’s brand image and reputation through PR, as well as strengthening relationships with local and international media, social influencers and overseas representative offices.
Centara Hotels & Resorts’ latest venture is two new properties in China, with the group’s management signing two new agreements for what will become the new ‘Centara Grand Beach Resort Jin Tai Hainan’ in Hainan Province and the ‘Centara Villas Zhaoqing’ in Guangdong Province. Thirayuth Chirathivat, chief executive of Centara Hotels & Resorts, commented that the addition of new properties, in these strategic Eastern locations, is an excellent opportunity to expand the company’s portfolio.
Centara Hotels & Resorts is planning its third property in Krabi at the end of 2016, Centra by Centara Phu Pano Resort will feature 158 rooms that vary from Centra Superior, Centra Superior Pool View and Centra Family Residence.
Centara Resort Zhaoqing is the Thai hospitality group’s first property in China, following the signing of a management contract with the owners, Zhaoqing Yuhao Properties Development Co., Ltd. It is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts, has announced the appointment of Markland Blaiklock as Chief Operating Officer.
Centara Hotels&Resorts of Thailand staged the grand opening of Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka on May 29, 2014, with the ceremony presided over by His Excellency Mr. Mahinda Rajapksa, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s largest operator of hotels, is continuing its expansion into the Middle East with the opening of a hotel in Muscat, Oman. Centara Muscat Hotel will be operated under a management contract and is scheduled to open on June 1st, 2015. Irfan International Hotel owns the property.
Centara Hotels & Resorts of Thailand will soft open its second resort in Sri Lanka in spring of this year. Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka is set on the Bentota Peninsula, at the south of the island, with the Bentota River on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other.