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Seven more Centara hotels receive their official Thai star ratings

Seven more Centara hotels receive their official Thai star ratings ( BANGKOK, Thailand - Seven hotels within the Thailand portfolio of Centara Hotels&Resorts have been awarded their star certification for the period 2014-2016 from the Department of Tourism under the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.

The certificates were presented to Thirakiati Chirathivat, the company`s vice president for procurement, by deputy minister of Tourism and Sports Dr. Sombat Kuruphan during a ceremony at BCC Hall, at Central Ladprao.

Receiving their five-star certification were Centara Grand&Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, Centara Grand Beach Resort&Villas Hua Hin, Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, and Centara Grand Beach Resort&Villas Krabi.

Two hotels received their four-star certification, namely Centara Seaview Resort Khao Lak, and Centara Hotel Hat Yai.

Thailand`s Department of Tourism started its standard certification program in 2007 as a means of ensuring hotels and resorts meet established international star-rated standards.

Issuing of the certification and the periods covered are dependent on the date of application, and is for a two-year period.

All Centara properties within the company`s Thailand portfolio carry the relevant certification for their current period.

Centara Hotels&Resorts is Thailand`s leading operator of hotels, with 46 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom.

A further 21 resorts in Maldives, Vietnam, Shanghai, Bali, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Ethiopia, Qatar, Laos and Oman brings the present total to 67 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 29 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.

PHOTO (from left):

-Nisara Khamphong, public relations manager of Centara Grand at CentralWorld

-Nattasiri Jianurankul, corporate marketing communications manager at Centara Hotels&Resorts

-Michel Horn, vice president for operations at Centara Hotels&Resorts

-Thirakiati Chirathivat, vice president for procurement at Centara Hotels&Resorts

-Dr. Sombat Kuruphan, Deputy Minister of Tourism and Sports

-Kanokros Sakdanares, corporate director of marketing communications at Centara Hotels&Resorts

-Andre Brulhart, general manager of Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok

-Robert Maurer-Loeffler, general manager of Centara Grand at CentralWorld

-Pradappron Chantaworaluck, public relations manager of Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok

For more information and reservations, please contact tel. +662 101 1234 ext. 1 or e-mail to href=""> or website


MEDIA CONTACT: Wilasinee Jinaut, Centara Hotels & Resorts, 999/99 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan Bangkok 10330, Thailand, Tel: +66 (0) 2 769 1234, Fax: +66 (0) 2 769 1235, Email:

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