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Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives wins Leading All Inclusive award

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives wins Leading All Inclusive award ( BANGKOK, Thailand - Centara Grand Island Resort&Spa, was nominated in 3 different categories - Leading All Inclusive Resort, Leading Family Resort, and Leading Dive Resort.

The awards are presented each year by the Maldives Association of Travel Agents&Tour Operators (MATATO), which represents more than 50 organizations in Maldives.

Scoring for the awards is based on online votes from travel agents, operators and guests, and also on a rigorous inspection by judges, which includes a judging panel in Male and a visit by judges to the resorts.

“We are extremely proud of the Ultimate All Inclusive which we offer and are delighted that we have now been recognized as being the best in Maldives” says Voytek Klasicki, general manager of Centara Grand Island Resort&Spa Maldives.

Centara Grand Island Resort&Spa Maldives is located in the South Ari Atoll, about 25 minutes by seaplane from Male International Airport, or 15 minutes by speedboat from the domestic Maamigili Airport.

The resort features a cashless island experience with its Ultimate All-Inclusive programme. Unrestricted dining in any restaurant during regular opening hours means that guests may dine as often as they like in their favorite dining venue. An exhaustive drinks menu is also available in all bars and restaurants with up to ten different wines included as well as beers, cocktails, mocktails and soft drinks. The in villa mini bar is also topped up daily for those wishing not to walk far. For the more active guests, there are five excursions to enjoy which include whale shark snorkeling, local island visits, sunset cruises and night fishing as well as other snorkeling trips. The resort also includes floodlit tennis courts, Wi-Fi, snorkeling equipment, selected motorized and non-motorized water sports, separate teen and children’s clubs as well as each and every adult guest can enjoy one daily spa treatment per day of their holiday (up to $100 per person per day).

“No other resort in Maldives offers such a comprehensive, flexible, unrestricted All Inclusive programme suitable for families and couples alike’ says Mr. Klasicki, “and we are extremely proud of our accomplishment this year.”

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.

PHOTO: Voytek M. Klasicki (left), Area General Manager of Centara Grand Island Resort&Spa Maldives receiving the Leading All-Inclusive Resort 2014 MATATO Award from Mr. Ali Mohamed (right), the treasurer of MATATO, during a ceremony held at Kurumba Maldives.

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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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