CENTARA POISED TO OPEN FIRST CHINESE RESORT
BANGKOK, Apr. 6, 2015– 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.
CEO of Centara Hotels & Resorts Thirayuth Chirathivat said, “I am extremely pleased to announce the inception of Centara’s first property in China – the country’s vast and ever-growing tourist market means China is a key part of Centara’s strategic expansion across Asia.”
Chris Bailey, Centara’s senior vice president of Sales and Marketing also commented saying, “This resort is an ideal start for our expansion in China, and it provides a valuable synergy with our other Centara properties around the world.”The four-star resort will have 250 rooms in total, and guests will have a stimulating resort-style hotel experience, with an extensive range of family-friendly facilities including a water park complete with swimming pools and pool bar, an all-day restaurant plus one Chinese and one specialty dining venue, a fitness center, plus generous “Kid’s Club” and meeting facilities including an 800-square-meter ballroom. The resort will also feature the added attraction of Centara Hotel & Resort’s luxurious and award-winning Spa Cenvaree partners.
Centara Resort Zhaoqing is located in Zhaoqing City in Guangdong Province, which is close to some of China’s most bustling, successful areas, including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macau, making Zhaoqing a convenient travel hub for visitors to Southeastern China.
Zhaoqing is a historically-significant tourist destination, enjoying a temperate climate throughout the entire year. The scenic environs of this cradle of Cantonese civilization is home to a host of mountainous wonders, such as Qixingyan (Seven Star Crags), Dinghu Mountain, Xiannv Lake (Fairy Lake), Butterfly Valley and Qingyun Temple, and is justly regarded as one of Guangdong Province’s most famous tourist attractions.
About Centara Resorts & Hotels
Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 49 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 28 hotels and resorts in Maldives, Vietnam, Bali, Sri Lanka, Qatar, Laos, Ethiopia, Oman, Turkey and China brings the present total to 73 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 36 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand’s most luxurious and innovative spa brands, together with 7 branches of the value brand Cense by Spa Cenvaree, which provides core spa services for busy travelers. The company’s Kids’ Club is available at all the family-friendly resorts to ensure that the youngsters and teens have their own leisure zone. Centara also operates three state-of-the-art convention centers in Bangkok, and two in northeastern Thailand, one being located in Udon Thani and the other in Khon Kaen. The latest Centara brand is named COSI Hotels, an affordable lifestyle brand designed for travelers who predominantly make their bookings via the internet and who want comfort and convenience at affordable prices; the brand is under development with the first property due to open in 2016.