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Centara to open third Maldives resort

Centara to open third Maldives resort ( Centara Hotels&Resorts will open its third resort in the Maldives during the latter half of 2014, following the signing of a management contract with Maldivian company RPI Private Ltd.

Centara Hudhufushi Resort&Spa is currently under design and planning, and will be to international four-star standards.

The resort, which will have approximately 110 rooms, will be located on the east side of Lhaviyani Atoll, 25 minutes by seaplane from Male International Airport.
The contract signing took place on September 14, 2012, and the resort is being developed under an investment cost of US$36 million.

“We are very much looking forward to the opening of Centara Hudhufushi Resort&Spa, which will be our third resort in the Maldives,” says Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels&Resorts.

“The Maldives is one of the world’s finest holiday destinations, and this is very much a strategic move in our plans to expand our presence in the Indian Ocean.”

Centara opened its first resort in the Maldives, Centara Grand Island Resort&Spa Maldives, in late 2009. The second resort, Centara RasFushi Resort&Spa Maldiveswill open in March this year.

“Our international presence has grown extremely strongly during the past few years, and the Maldives has been a major success for us,” says Chris Bailey, Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing at Centara Hotels&Resorts.

“We believe that having a third Maldives resort, in a very different location amongst the Maldivian islands, and with a different style to the existing two resorts, will give us a very powerful marketing tool.

“Our marketing division for the Indian Ocean region has recently been strengthened, and we have great confidence in the region, and in our latest venture.”

Centara's first resort, Centara Grand Island Resort&Spa, is located in the South Ari Atoll and has a broad appeal for couples, families, and groups. The second resort, Centara RasFushi Resort&Spa Maldives, is set on an island just 15 minutes by speedboat from Male International Airport, and is an adult-orientated resort.

Centara Hotels&Resorts is Thailand's leading operator of hotels, with 40 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 18 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Bali Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Mauritius Indian Ocean, brings the present total to 58 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 27 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand's most luxurious and innovative spa brands, together with its newly-launched 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 are taken care of. Centara Hotels&Resorts also operates two state-of-the-art convention centers in Bangkok, and two in northeastern Thailand, one being located in UdonThani and the other in KhonKaen.

The latest Centara brand is named COSI Hotels, an economy brand designed for travelers who predominantly make their bookings via the Internet and who want comfort and convenience at the most friendly prices available, which is under development with the first property due to open in 2015.

For more information and reservations, please contact tel. +662 101 1234 ext. 1 or e-mail to href=""> or visit:


MEDIA CONTACT: 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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