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Centara Kata Resort Phuket gains ISO environmental management award

Centara Kata Resort Phuket gains ISO environmental management award (Forimmediaterelease.net) BANGKOK, Thailand - Centara Kata Resort Phuket has been awarded ISO 14001:2004 status in recognition of the effectiveness of the resort’s environmental management systems.

The certification is awarded by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and covers all aspects of the resort’s operation, including accommodation; housekeeping; restaurants and kitchens; fitness center; kids’ club; and the engineering works for the spa, banqueting, human resources, and gardening.

“Environmental responsibility is one of the main elements of Centara corporate policy, and it applies to every one of our properties,” says David Good, Vice President of Operations at Centara Hotels and Resorts.

“The staff at the individual hotels always participate with enormous enthusiasm, and at Kata we have had very practical ideas being suggested by the team and implemented.

“Consequently everyone at the resort is thrilled that they have played a part in the awarding of this ISO standard, which demonstrates international acceptance of the resort’s environmental management systems.”

Centara Kata Resort Phuket also last year gained the EarthCheck Bronze Award, designed for the travel and hospitality industry and conferred only after a year’s worth of verifiable operational data has been analyzed by EarthCheck.

"We are very proud indeed to gain ISO certification, which will be recognized by our guests and business partners alike as a guarantee of our commitment to the environment," says the resort's Hotel Manager, Mr. Michael Gaarde-Nielsen. “Everyone here is delighted, as it was a real team effort."

Located in the popular beach resort town of Kata, on Phuket Island, the resort has a total of 158 rooms and suites in a cluster of low-rise buildings. A large number of the rooms are designed for family accommodation, and the resort has 3 swimming pools including one for youngsters, complete with play slides, and a Kids’ Club with separate zones for the young ones and the teens.

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 17 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Bali Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Mauritius Indian Ocean, brings the present total to 57 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 2 state-of-the-art convention centers in Bangkok, and 2 in northeastern Thailand, one being located in Udon Thani and the other in Khon Kaen.

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="mailto:reservations@chr.co.th">reservations@chr.co.th or visit: www.centarahotelsresorts.com/ckt/ckt_default.asp

Facebook: www.facebook.com/centarahotelsresorts
Twitter: www.twitter.com/MyCentara

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: centara@chr.co.th

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