Industry Update
Press Release27 May 2021

Centara Gears Up To Welcome International Travellers Back To Phuket With Vaccination Push For All Hotel Staff

All eligible Centara staff working in Centara hotels and resorts on Phuket are fully vaccinated

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Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, confirms all eligible Centara staff working in its Phuket hotels and resorts have been fully vaccinated in preparation of the arrival of international travellers in July 2021.


Under Thailand’s Tourism Sandbox scheme, the kingdom is gearing up to welcome fully vaccinated travellers from around the world without requiring quarantine on arrival. Thailand’s island province of Phuket is spearheading the programme, reopening safely to international tourists on 1st July 2021, when at least 70 percent of the host province’s population has been inoculated.

The vaccination drive also highlights Centara’s commitment to employee welfare and belief that by looking after staff like family members, they in turn will take care of guests like one of their own. In addition to training and development programmes, the group also provided COVID-19 insurance to all staff members last year.

“The safety of our staff and our guests remains a top priority for us, and for Thailand’s tourism recovery. By ensuring all eligible staff working in our Phuket properties are inoculated, and bolstered by the comprehensive Centara Complete Care programme that remains strictly in place across our hotels and resorts, we can confidently and safely welcome international travellers to Phuket, and to Centara, the Place to Be,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, CEO of Centara Hotels & Resorts.

The certified health and hygiene procedures covered under Centara Complete Care include daily temperature checking of all staff before they start work every day, social distancing measures, increased sanitation, and appropriate protective masks and face shields for all service staff.

In anticipation of the quarantine-free travel, Centara Hotels & Resorts is inviting travellers to experience Thailand’s quintessential island getaway with a choice of short- and long-stay stay offers at its resorts, which range from all-pool-villa beachfront hideaways to family-friendly beachfront retreats with waterpark.

For more information, please contact the Centara reservation centre at [email protected], at +66(0) 2101 1234 or via live chat, or visit

About Centara Hotels & Resorts

Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand"s leading hotel operator. Its 84 properties span all major Thai destinations plus the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, China, Japan, Oman, Qatar, Cambodia, Turkey, Indonesia and the UAE. Centara"s portfolio comprises six brands – Centara Reserve, Centara Grand Hotels & Resorts, Centara Hotels & Resorts, Centara Boutique Collection, Centra by Centara and COSI Hotels – ranging from luxury island retreats and upscale family resorts to affordable lifestyle concepts supported by innovative technology. The group"s newest Centara Reserve brand was unveiled in 2020 as an experiential luxury collection, inviting guests to discover a new era of story-driven hospitality starting with Centara Reserve Samui.

Centara 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 become a top 100 global hotel group, 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.

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