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Centara Hotels & Resorts announces promotion of Darren Shaw to Area General Manager for Phuket

Centara Hotels & Resorts announces promotion of Darren Shaw to Area General Manager for Phuket ( BANGKOK, Thailand - Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels&Resorts, has announced the promotion of Darren Shaw from General Manager of Centara Karon Resort Phuket to Area General Manager of the two properties of Centara Grand Phuket Beach Resort Phuket and Centara Villas Phuket.

Darren is Australian and has over 20 years` experience in the hotel industry, with leading hotels including Watermark Hotel and Spa in Australia, and Outrigger On-The-Lagoon Fiji, where he began as General Manager in 2006.

Darren first moved to Thailand in 2010 as General Manager with Laguna Phuket resorts complex before joining Centara in February 2012. As Centara General Manager, he oversaw the popular Centara Karon Resort, Phuket and Waterfront Suites by Centara before accepting the position of Area General Manager. Prior to joining Centara Grand Phuket Beach Resort Phuket and Centara Villas Phuket, Darren was General Manager of Centara Karon Resort Phuket.

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 travellers. 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 centres 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 travellers 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 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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