Centara Hotels & Resorts and Nakheel, a UAE-based developer, have cemented their joint venture to build a 601-room beachfront resort at Dubai’s Deira Islands. The new property, Centara Deira Islands Beach Resort Dubai, is Centara’s first in the UAE and will open in 2020.
Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Yupapone Vorapongsukonth to the role of corporate public relations director.
Centara Hotels & Resorts has signed a hotel management agreement with Chuan Development Hotel Company to develop its third Cosi property in the south of Thailand, Cosi Krabi Ao Nang Beach.
Centara Hotels & Resorts has appointed Rujapa Hamnilrat to the role of vice president for human resources. Rujapa has over 20 years of experience in human resources in consulting, general administration and organisational development for leading companies such as Accenture, Kimberly-Clark, and Robert Bosch.
As Centara Hotels & Resorts unveils an ambitious expansion plan, Markland Blaiklock, deputy chief executive with the Thai-based hospitality company, here tells Breaking Travel News what it entails. Also on the agenda are buoyancy of the Asian hospitality market, the importance of Germany as a source market, and his personal ambitions for the role.
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.