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Glamorous party marks opening of Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya in exclusive Phratamnak Hill district of the city

Glamorous party marks opening of Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya in exclusive Phratamnak Hill district of the city ( BANGKOK, Thailand - Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya celebrated its opening with a glamorous party, held in the elegant hotel lobby, and with Admiral Chainarong Charoenrak, Chief Executive Staff Officer to the Commander, and Vice Admiral Ruengrit Boonsongprasert, Commander of the Sattahip Naval Base, as guests of honor.

The five-star hotel, which is located in the exclusive district of Phratamnak Hill in Pattaya, just a few steps from the beach, had welcomed its first guests on 15 October.

Designed to complement the luxurious ambience of the neighborhood, the hotel is built around an atrium with the guestroom levels and rooftop serviced by glass elevators.

The ground floor takes as its theme an underwater world, with two big aquariums, one themed as a predator tank with black-tip sharks, stingrays and groupers, and the other styled as a coral reef with exotic species such as angel fish and butterfly fish.

Granite and Italian marble are used to clad the interiors, and all furniture in the hotel lobby is imported, including a wide range of items from the renowned furniture maker Fendi Casa.

There are two wings to the building, with one opening during this phase and featuring 113 deluxe rooms, family residences and premium deluxe suites, many with stunning ocean views, and the second wing due to open in the first half of next year.

The family-friendly hotel when complete will feature 165 guestrooms and suites, each with a private balcony. All rooms feature Jim Thompson decorative pillowcases, Harnn bathroom amenities, and have Nespresso coffee machines and premium tea selections, LED flat-screen TV with DVD player, and free Wi-Fi.

On the rooftop level of this eight-story hotel, with superb views of the bay, is Ruffino Restaurant&Lounge, the first restaurant in Asia branded by the famed Italian wine house of Ruffino. This signature restaurant serves traditional and contemporary cuisine from the coast of Italy, and along with its selection of Ruffino wines offers a wide choice of quality world wines.

The roof of the hotel also features a pool, a lounge and fitness center.

This first phase of the hotel features the all-day-dining restaurant Oceana, and French bakery Espresso, which alongside fresh bread, cakes, and snacks and serves the world-famous Illy coffee.

Centara Hotels&Resorts is the leading operator of hotels in Thailand, with 43 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 18 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Shanghai, Bali Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Mauritius Indian Ocean, Ethiopia brings the present total to 61 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 the most luxurious and innovative spa brands in Thailand, together with its newly launched value brand Cense by Spa Cenvaree, which provides core spa services for busy travelers. The company 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 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 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.


-Pol Col Suwan Chiewnawintawat, Superintendent of Pattaya City Police Station

-Edward Kiti, President of Rakchat Group, Committee to the House of Representatives (Thai Parliament), Board of Metropolitan Police, Advisor to Crime Suppression Division, Chairman of Tourists Assistance Foundation

-Kobi Elbaz

-Admiral Chainarong Charoenrak

-Vice Admiral Ruengrit Boonsongprasert

-Pravit Chaibuadang, Director of DSI

-Kris Jeeramongkol, Counsellor to the Mayor of Pattaya City

For more information and reservations, please contact tel. +66 38 306 337 or e-mail to href=""> or website:


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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