Centara Hotels & Resorts wins “Best Local Hotel Chain” award for second successive year at 19th TTG Travel Awards 2008
Receiving the award on stage from Michael Chow, publisher of TTG Asia, Gerd Steeb, president of Centara Hotels&Resorts said, “I am honored to receive this award tonight, not only on behalf of Centara Hotels&Resorts but also on behalf of our entire team of over four thousand hotel employees. Thailand’s hotel business delivers standards of quality and service which are amongst the very best in the world and to receive this award for the second successive year is a great compliment and recognition for which we are extremely grateful. Centara Hotels&Resorts has always striven to be amongst the leaders of Thailand’s hotel business and with our ongoing expansion program, which includes our new venture in The Maldives and other destinations to come, we are carrying the standard for Thailand’s hotel industry beyond our shores and entering an exciting new chapter for Centara Hotels&Resorts. May I take this opportunity to thank Mr. Darren Ng, TTG Asia and all its readers for bestowing upon us this great award – we are deeply honored.”
Centara Hotels&Resorts, formerly Central Hotels&Resorts, is one of Thailand’s leading hotel companies with more than 25 years of service to the hotel industry. It is a core business unit of The Central Group of Companies, which has built a highly-successful Retail Business empire in Thailand and internationally over the last 60 years.
Centara Hotels&Resorts operates 18 luxury hotels and resorts including 5 under construction in major tourist destinations throughout Thailand and Asia including Bangkok (2), Hua Hin (2), Phuket (4), Pattaya, Krabi, Samui (2), Chiang Mai, Trat, Hat Yai, Mae Sot, Konkaen and The Maldives. The Centara Grand Silapura Beach Resort&Villas Hua Hin, the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya and the Centara Hotel&Convention Center Konkaen will open in 2009 and the Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket in 2010. The Centara Grand Island Resort&Spa Maldives is under construction and is due to open in 2009. By 2010 Centara Hotels&Resorts will be operating a total of 4,500 rooms.
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Kanokros Sakdanares (Ms.) Director of Group Marketing Communications Centara Hotels and Resorts Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.centarahotelsresorts.com 25th Floor, Centara Grand & BCC at CentralWorld 999/99 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan Bangkok 10330 Thailand Tel. +66 (0) 2 769 1234 ext. 6129 Fax. +66 (0) 2 769 1211