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Peter Nilsson appointed general manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin

Peter Nilsson appointed general manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin ( BANGKOK, Thailand- Thirayuth Chirathivat, chief executive officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts, has announced the appointment of Peter Nilsson as general manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin.

Peter is a Swedish national and holds a certificate in the General Manager Program from Cornell-Nanyang University of Hospitality Management in Singapore.

He has had 28 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has worked with many leading hotels in various management roles, including the Reso Hotel Olympia and Marco Polo Nevskij Palace Hotel in Russia, and Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Peter has been general manager of prestigious resorts like Soneva Resorts by Six Senses in the Maldives, Koh Kood and Samui, as well as Anantara Resort & Spa Phuket. Peter previously worked with Centara Hotels & Resorts during 1997 to 2004 in the role of executive assistant manager with Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui before being promoted to be general manager of Centara Villas Samui. Prior to being appointed as general manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, Peter was general manager of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.

The five-star Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas is regarded as one of the classic hotels of Asia. Opened in 1923 as the Railway Hotel, it has in recent years been extended and upgraded with every sensitivity towards its origins, and is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. The hotel stands in 16 hectares of gardens in the center of town and is set directly on Hua Hin beach.

Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 47 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 21 resorts in Maldives, Vietnam, Bali, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Ethiopia, Qatar, Laos and Oman brings the present total to 68 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 30 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.

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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