Industry Update
Press Release11 September 2019

Centara Adds Three New Hotels to Phuket Portfolio

Three West Coast properties boost Centara’s Phuket presence to nine hotels and resorts

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Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand's leading hospitality group, has signed hotel management agreements for three new hotels in Phuket's Mai Khao Beach area owned by Maikhao Dream Company Limited. Two properties are already in operation and fall under Centara management from 11th September, while the third property is in development. The new agreements expand Centara's presence across the island to a total of nine hotels and resorts, with eight in operation.

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"We are very happy to be adding these three resorts to our growing portfolio. They offer a diverse range of accommodation along one of Phuket's finest beaches, giving guests travelling to Phuket an even greater variety of Centara resorts to suit their needs and preferences," said Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts.

Mikhail Tyurin, Managing Director of Maikhao Dream Company Limited, added: "This is a significant milestone for our company, and we are very excited to be working with Centara. Their management team has vast experience in the Phuket market, and the Centara brand gives our properties a significant boost in visibility with our target customers."

The hotel management agreements encompass the following properties:

  • The 22-key Maikhao Dream Villa Resort & Spa, which will join the Centara Boutique Collection on 11th September 2019, is the only beachfront villas resort on the shores of Mai Khao Beach. The resort offers luxurious accommodation in spacious private villas. Two-bedroom villas accommodate up to four adults and two children with 460 sqm of space, and three-bedroom villas measuring 650 sqm accommodate up to six adults and two children in spacious comfort.

    Each of the 22 villas has its own private pool and whirlpool, outdoor pavilion and well-equipped kitchen. Resort facilities include a swimming pool, fitness centre, spa, kids' club, retail shop, library and business lounge, as well as an international all-day dining restaurant and wine cellar. Phuket International Airport is a 20-minute drive from the resort.

    Centara Boutique Collection is a carefully curated brand portfolio reserved for upper upscale properties in unique locations that are individual, design-centric and provide a distinct experience. All the properties in the collection are intimately sized and found in destinations that attract experiential travellers who prefer small, stylish hotels. This hotel is the perfect addition to the collection. It is a truly unique resort and its modern Thai design focus is both authentic to its environment and the perfect representation of the progressive Thai heritage of Centara Hotels & Resorts.

  • The 142-key Maikhao Hotel, which opened in early 2019 and will also be managed by Centara from 11th September, is a midscale hotel offering contemporary design and comfortable accommodation as well as excellent facilities. It offers standard and superior twin rooms, studios, and one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites. Facilities include a main swimming pool with separate kids' pool, fitness centre, meeting rooms, beer garden, karaoke room and an all-day dining restaurant.
  • The 280-key Centra by Centara Maikhao Resort Phuket is a green field development currently under construction. When completed, the resort will feature facilities including a swimming pool, fitness centre, meeting venues, a kids' club, and an all-day dining venue. The resort is expected to open in 2024.
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The development of the core four-star brand, Centara, began in the late 1990s with the opening of hotels at several destinations across Thailand. Enjoying premium settings in city-centre locations and beach and island destinations, the properties are smaller in size to the Grand brand and offer leisure facilities that depend on the local market conditions.
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About Centara Hotels & Resorts

Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand's leading hotel operator. Its 71 properties span all major Thai destinations plus the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Laos, China, Oman, Qatar and the UAE. Centara's portfolio comprises six brands -Centara Grand Hotels & Resorts, Centara Hotels & Resorts, Centara Boutique Collection, Centra by Centara, Centara Residences & Suites and COSI Hotels - ranging from 5-star city hotels and luxurious island retreats to family resorts and affordable lifestyle concepts supported by innovative technology. It also operates state-of-the-art convention centres and has its own award-winning spa brand, Cenvaree. Throughout the collection, Centara delivers and celebrates the hospitality and values Thailand is famous for including gracious service, exceptional food, pampering spas and the importance of families.Centara's distinctive culture and diversity of formats allow it to serve and satisfy travellers of nearly every age and lifestyle.

Over the next five years Centara aims to double its size with additional properties in Thailand and new international markets, while spreading its footprint into new continents and market niches. As Centara continues to expand, a growing base of loyal customers will find the company's unique style of hospitality in more locations. Centara's global loyalty programme, Centara The1, reinforces their loyalty with rewards, privileges and special member pricing. Find out more about Centara at www.CentaraHotelsResorts.com.

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