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Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok appoints Marco Metge as general manager

Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok appoints Marco Metge as general manager ( BANGKOK, Thailand - Thirayuth Chirathivat, chief executive officer of Centara Hotels&Resorts, has announced the appointment of Marco Metge as general manager for Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok.

Marco is a German national and has extensive knowledge and experience in international luxury hotel chains in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

He started his hotelier apprenticeship at Mövenpick Hannover Airport Hotel in Germany in 1994. After three years he moved to Hyatt International in Germany before completing his graduate education in hospitality management at the IHK Hotel Management Academy.

Throughout his 20-year hospitality career Marco has worked in leading hotels such as Park Hyatt Hamburg, Jumeirah Beach Club Resort&Spa and Madinat Jumeirah. During his time with Jumeirah he was also part of the expansion of the luxury hotel group in Europe. In 2010 he was appointed director of operations at Jumeirah Frankfurt and after its successful opening in 2011 he moved to Rome and Istanbul as take-over general manager of two new Jumeirah properties.

In 2012 he moved to Thailand and was working as general manager for Tower Club at lebua, and lebua at State Tower in Bangkok prior to joining Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok as resident manager and has just been promoted as general manager of the hotel.

Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok was the first hotel to be opened by Centara Hotels&Resorts, 30 years ago, and is located near the elevated highway system, the underground Mass Rapid Transit and the BTS Skytrain, thereby ensuring that any district within the city is very easily accessible. The hotel features 565 guestrooms, with seven restaurants and bars, a Spa Cenvaree, fitness center, swimming pool and other facilities.

A covered walkway provides a direct link to the adjacent Central Plaza shopping complex – one of the biggest of its kind in Bangkok with 300 shops, boutiques, restaurants and multiplex cinema. Delegates to events staged at the Bangkok Convention Centre Hall (BCC Hall) can walk to and from the hotel through the same thoroughfare.

Centara Hotels&Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 48 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 26 resorts in Maldives, Vietnam, Bali, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Ethiopia, Qatar, Laos and Oman brings the present total to 74 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


PHOTO: Marco Metge - General Manager of Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok

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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