Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Allen Thomas as vice president business development. Thomas has 28 years of experience developing hotel and resort businesses, a career that includes positions with HPL and Como Hotels and most recently Resorts Holdings International.
Centara Hotels & Resorts has signed a long-term lease agreement for the Centra by Centara Government Complex Hotel & Convention Centre, Chaeng Watthana. Centara chairman Suthikiati Chirativat signed the agreement for the 204-room hotel and conference property in the Thai government community ten minutes from Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport.
The new Cosi Hotel on Samui Island is now officially open and welcoming independent, tech-savvy travellers. It is as different from a traditional hotel as a new smartphone is from the mobile phones of the 90s.
Following Centara’s recent announcement that it had strengthened its management team by welcoming back seasoned industry professional Markland Blaiklock in a newly formed role of deputy chief executive, the group has now released its significant expansion plans for the next five years.
Centara Hotels & Resorts has appointed Markland Blaiklock to the role of deputy chief executive officer, effective immediately. Blaiklock will be responsible for steering the continued expansion of Centara, which aims to double both its revenues and number of properties over the next five years.
Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Thatthep Thamrongwarasart to manage the beach resort in Trat, on the east side of the Gulf of Thailand. Thatthep graduated with a bachelor’s degree in general management from Bangkok University and has a diploma in travel and tourism from Cavendish College London.
Centara Hotels & Resorts announced the latest movement of its management executive team with the transfer of Veerapol Poungvarin, former resort manager at Centara Chaan Talay Resorts & Villas, to be the new resort manager of Centara Kata Resort Phuket.
Centara Hotels & Resorts continues to expand internationally with the opening of a four-star, 152-room hotel in Muscat. The property becomes its fifth hotel outside Thailand and first of three planned for the Middle East.
Mario Taulien appointed general manager of Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka. Centara Hotels & Resorts has appointed Mario Taulien, former resident manager at Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui Thailand, to the role of general manager at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka.
Centara Hotels & Resorts has signed a new hotel management agreement for its fourth beach resort under the Centara umbrella in the Maldives - Centara Grand Muthaafushi Resort & Spa Maldives. The signing ceremony took place between Centara Hotels & Resorts and partners Muthaafushi Orient Investments and Well Land Investment.
Denis Thouvard has taken up the position of general manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, Thailand. Thouvard is French national who firstly joined Centara Hotels & Resorts team in 2009 as general manager for the opening of Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket.
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.