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Centra Taum Seminyak takes second prestigious Gold Medal at Bali’s Tri Hita Karana Tourism Awards 2014

Centra Taum Seminyak takes second prestigious Gold Medal at Bali’s Tri Hita Karana Tourism Awards 2014 ( BANGKOK, Thailand - Centra Taum Seminyak Bali has been awarded a Gold Medal in the Tri Hita Karana Awards 2014 for the second time, which recognize hospitality operators for adopting Balinese Hindu philosophy on harmonious relationships between the community, environment and business.

The awards were presented at a ceremony organized by Bali Travel Newspaper and Yayasan Tri Hita Karana on 29 November 2014 at the Art Centre, at Denpasar in Bali. Tri Hita Karana is the Balinese Hindu philosophy on life, which literally translates as the Three Causes to Prosperity, and whose doctrine explains that peace and liberty are obtainable in life only when humans respect and observe three harmonious relationships between humans and the gods, humans and nature and among themselves.

“A key element of Centara’s corporate philosophy is to be both socially and environmentally responsible, and we have followed very closely the guidelines laid down by Bali’s Tri Hita Karana doctrine,” says Michel Horn, vice president for operations at Centara Hotels&Resorts.

“To be selected for the prestigious Gold Medal after just three years of operation is a very satisfying recognition of the work of our management and staff.”

The awards were first implemented in 2000, and this year saw 116 hotels in Bali participating in the scheme. In 2004, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) endorsed the awards and the Tri Hita Karana concept was included in Bali’s tourism law in 2009. The awards gained further support when in 2010 the philosophy became part of the Bali Clean and Green roadmap.

Centra Taum Seminyak Bali is located a short distance from Petitenget Beach, and comes under our Centra value brand. The property has a distinctive architectural design that blends modern and traditional Balinese.

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: Chief of Gianyar Regency, Mr. Anak Agung Gde Agung Bharata (left) representing the government, handed over the THK Award to Hotel Manager of Centra Taum Seminyak Bali, Mr. Agus Suananda (right)

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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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