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Centra Taum Seminyak takes prestigious Gold Medal at Bali`s Tri Hita Karana Awards

Centra Taum Seminyak takes prestigious Gold Medal at Bali`s Tri Hita Karana Awards ( BANGKOK, Thailand - Centra Taum Seminyak Bali has been awarded a Gold Medal in the Tri Hita Karana Awards for 2013, which recognize hospitality operators for adopting Balinese Hindu philosophy on harmonious relationships between the community, environment and business.

The awards were presented at a ceremony organized by the governing committee of Yayasan Tri Hita Karana on 10 December at the Art Centre, at Denpasar in Bali.

Tri Hita Karana is the Balinese Hindu philosophy on life, which literally translates as the Three Causes to Prosperity, and whose doctrine explains that peace and liberty are obtainable in life only when humans respect and observe three harmonious relationships between humans and the gods, humans and nature and among themselves.

“A key element of Centara`s corporate philosophy is to be both socially and environmentally responsible, and we have followed very closely the guidelines laid down by Bali`s Tri Hita Karana doctrine,” says Michel Horn, vice president for operations at Centara Hotels&Resorts.

“To be selected for the prestigious Gold Medal after just two years of operation is a very satisfying recognition of the work of our management and staff.”

The awards were first implemented in 2000, and this year saw 98 hotels in Bali participating in the scheme.

In 2004, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UN-WTO) endorsed the awards and the Tri Hita Karana concept was included in Bali`s tourism law in 2009.

The awards gained further support when in 2010 the philosophy became part of the Bali Clean and Green roadmap.

Various levels of the award are given, with the highest being the Emerald and Platinum Awards, given to those who have earned a Gold Award for three or more consecutive years. Silver and Bronze Awards also form part of the range of awards given following a rigorous review and evaluation process.

Centra Taum Seminyak Bali is located in the heart of Seminyak, and comes under Centara`s Centra value brand. The property has a distinctive architectural design that blends modern and traditional Balinese influences, and is a short distance from Petitenget Beach.

Centara Hotels&Resorts is Thailand`s leading operator of hotels, with 47 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 65 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 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 2016.

For more information and reservations, please contact tel. +662 101 1234 ext. 1

PHOTO (L-R): Centra Tuam Seminyak Bali team - Mr. Putu Juniarta, Head Housekeeping; Mrs. Ida Ayu Trisnawati, Financial Controller; Mr. Agus Suananda, General Manager; Ms. Farah Diba, Room Division Manager; and Mrs. Putu Padmawati, Human Resources Manager.

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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