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.
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.