Centara to open new beachfront resort in Phuket

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    Centara Hotels & Resorts is to open the Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket in October 2010, a newly-built resort property at Karon Beach on the island of Phuket, Thailand.Designed in a colonial style with Sino-Portuguese architecture, the five-star resort is Centara’s fourth property in Phuket.

    Centara has taken key elements of its resort properties at Krabi and Pattaya to create the new resort.

    Accommodation will consist of 262 guestrooms and villas, with 108 Deluxe rooms, 81 Deluxe Spa rooms, 45 Pool Premium rooms, 18 Pool Suites, six One-Bed Pool Villas and four Two-Bed Pool Villas.

    All guestrooms have a balcony with sea view and Deluxe Spa rooms have a Jacuzzi on the balcony.

    Guests staying in the Villas, Pool Suites and Pool Premium rooms are entitled to Club privileges, which include the Club Lounge with 200sqm of indoor and outdoor terrace space and five complementary meals a day.

    Leisure facilities include a tennis court, a fitness centre with 144sqm of space, and a spa offering Vichy treatments, steam rooms, relaxation lounges, manicure and pedicure rooms and 10 single and double treatment rooms.

    Children’s facilities include two playrooms, one for ages four to 10 years and one for 10 to 16 years and a playground.

    The Cove is the all-day dining restaurant, located on the beachfront and featuring open kitchens that serve international and Asian melting-pot cuisines. Seating is for 250, with indoor space and an outdoor covered terrace.

    Mare Italian restaurant and bar overlooks the beach and serves pasta and pizza during the day with classical Italian cuisine in the evenings. The restaurant has its own bar and wine room. Seating is for 262 guests.

    The Luna Chill-Out Bar and Lounge is located above Mare and features a large outdoor terrace with lounge-style seating and an indoor bar and lounge. Light meals including Mediterranean and Asian tapas are served. Seating is for 50 indoors, 60 outdoors and 19 at the bar.

    The Beachcomber Beach Bar is situated on the beach, while the Splash Pool Bar is a swim-up bar at the edge of the main pool. The Lobby Lounge & Bar has ocean views, with live piano music in the evenings.

    Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket is fully equipped for meetings. The Phuket Grand Ballroom has a capacity of 820 persons seated theatre-style, with 576sqm of space that is divisible into two equal parts. There is a pre-function area of 240sqm. Two breakout rooms can accommodate 50 persons each, seated classroom style.

    Daniel Fountain / 29.05.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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