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22 Centara properties awarded TripAdvisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence

22 Centara properties awarded TripAdvisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence ( BANGKOK, Thailand - A total of 22 properties operated by Thailand’s leading hotel company Centara Hotels & Resorts have been awarded the 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

The newly-released certification, which is based on ratings posted by hotel guests, places each property within the top 10 percent of all businesses worldwide on the TripAdvisor website.

Centara properties that have received the accolade are located at Bangkok, Krabi, Samui, Hua Hin, Pattaya, Phuket, Trat, Koh Chang, Chiang Mai, the Maldives, and Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam.

“This is an outstanding recognition of our commitment to our guests and for the quality of our Thai-style hospitality,” says Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts.

“As the certification is based entirely on the consistency of high ratings given by guests to businesses listed on the TripAdvisor website, it reflects the authentic feelings of our guests towards their experience with us.

“The entire Centara team, management, and staff alike, are thoroughly delighted by the announcement.”

The figure of 22 compares to 8 Centara properties that were awarded a Certificate of Excellence in 2012.

“We are on a path of rapid strategic expansion, and several of the properties gaining the awards are in their first year of operation,” says Mr Thirayuth. “To gain recognition so quickly indicates that our guests appreciate and enjoy the Centara style of service.”

Centara Hotels & Resorts currently has a portfolio of 38 properties in operation in Thailand, Vietnam, Bali, the Maldives, Mauritius, and Sri Lanka.

A further 20 are in the construction phase, bringing the overall total to 58.

Centara properties that have received the 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence are:

Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld
Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi
Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya
Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives
Centara Villas Samui, Centara Villas Phuket
Centara Kata Resort Phuket
Centara Karon Resort Phuket
Centara Chaan Talay Resort & Villas Trat
Centara Anda Dhevi Resort & Spa Krabi
Centara Pattaya Hotel
Centara Koh Chang Tropicana Resort
Away Suansawan Chiang Mai
Centara Boutique Collection, Khum Phaya Resort & Spa
Centara Boutique Collection
Nova Hotel & Spa Pattaya
Centara Boutique Collection
Chen Sea Resort & Spa Phu Quoc
Centara Boutique Collection
Centra Ashlee Hotel Patong
Waterfront Suites Phuket by Centara

Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand's leading operator of hotels, with 41 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 17 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Shanghai, 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 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.

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