Centara Expands In Southern Thailand with New Resort at Khao Lak

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    Centara Hotels & Resorts is expanding its presence in Southern Thailand with the acquisition of the management contract for KhaoLak Seaview Resort & Spa, which will be renamed Centara Seaview Resort KhaoLak this summer.The management contract was signed on 4 April 2013 with owner Seaview Resort at Khaolak Co., Ltd.

    A programme of upgrades and renovations under an extensive budget is now underway to ensure that the resort is in compliance with the four-star Centara Hotels & Resorts core brand.

    “We are very proud to be announcing the addition of this magnificent property to our portfolio,” says Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts.

    “The resort is located at Nang Thong Beach, which is fast becoming the prime resort centre of KhaoLak, and it has an extensive area of beachfront.

    “This is our first property in KhaoLak, a destination that we see as very strategic for our future growth in Southern Thailand. We currently have seven properties in Phuket and two in Krabi, and further expansion will be announced in the near future for both the Andaman coast and the Gulf of Thailand.”

    The resort originally opened on 1 November 2008 and has a total of 218 rooms, of which the majority are deluxe category with one king-size bed, or two queen-size beds for families wishing to stay in one room. Connecting rooms are also available. The other categories of accommodation are all villas, most of them being pool villas.

    Dining facilities include an all-day restaurant serving Thai and international foods, selection of speciality outlets and the resort will include a Spa Cenvaree.

    The resort is also designed for meetings and events, with the largest function room able to hold 400 guests for cocktails or in theatre style, and a conference room that can hold up to 200 people, and which is divisible into three.

    Chris Bailey, Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing at Centara Hotels & Resorts, says that the location, size and room types make the resort a perfect addition to the group’s core four-star brand portfolio.

    “The resort is about 1 hour drive from Phuket International Airport, and less than 2 hours drive from Krabi International Airport,” he says. “The facilities are very family friendly, and are also ideal for couples and groups.

    Daniel Fountain / 16.04.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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