Centara Hotels & Resorts will be opening its sixth hotel in Pattaya with the signing of a management contract to operate the Centara Grand Modus Resort & Spa Pattaya.
The hotel is due to open in the third quarter of 2013.Centara signed the contract with the owning company, Sweet Water Point Company Ltd, on 14 November 2012.
“We have always been very confident indeed in Pattaya as one of Thailand’s prime destinations, and this new property is a strategic signing for us that places our third Pattaya Grand branded hotel in yet another key part of the city,” says ThirayuthChirathivat, chief executive officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts.
The hotel is located on Wong Amat Beach at Naklua, next to the famous Sanctuary of Truth, and has its own private beachfront.
“We have Grand branded hotels at North Pattaya, South Pattaya and Jomtien, and the new property at Naklua places us in a very strong marketing position,” says Chris Bailey, Senior Vice President for Centara Hotels & Resorts.
“The hotel is also one of the very small number in Pattaya that, like our Grand Mirage, is placed directly on the beach. That is an enormous advantage.”
Centara Grand Modus Resort & Spa Pattaya will have a total of 215 rooms. Of these, 80 are Standard category rooms, 10 are Superior category, 20 are Family rooms, 20 are Club category rooms with access to the Club Lounge, 72 are Suites, and 13 are Two-Bedroom Suites.
There will be two restaurants, a Spa Cenvaree, a fitness centre, a Kids’ Club, three swimming pools with a pool bar, a beach club, and meeting and function rooms.
The resort will be family-friendly, with many rooms offering two double beds and with a number of interconnecting rooms. Several room categories offer direct pool access. Over half the rooms offer an ocean view.
The development also includes 300 condominium units, of which 80 have so far been sold, and which are managed by Centara under the request of the individual owners.
Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 40 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 18 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Bali Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Mauritius Indian Ocean, brings the present total to 58 properties. Brands and properties within Centara ensure that specific categories such as couples, families, individuals, and meetings and incentives groups will all find a hotel or resort that is appropriate to their needs. Centara operates 27 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand’s most luxurious and innovative spa brands, together with its newly launched value brand Cense by Spa Cenvaree, which provides core spa services for busy travellers. The company’s Kids’ Club is available at all the family-friendly resorts to ensure that the youngsters and teens are taken care of. Centara Hotels & Resorts also operates two state-of-the-art convention centres in Bangkok, and two in northeastern Thailand, one being located in UdonThani and the other in KhonKaen. The latest Centara brand is named COSI Hotels, an economy brand designed for travellers who predominantly make their bookings via the internet and who want comfort and convenience at the most friendly prices available, which is under development with the first property due to open in 2015.