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Centara Grand Beach Resorts and Villas Krabi Welcomes new General Manager, Mr. Darren Shaw

December 15, 2016 Appointments No Comments Email Email

Centara Hotels & Resorts announces the transfer of Mr. Darren Shaw, former General Manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket as the new General Manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Krabi, effective from December 9, 2016.

A native of Melbourne, Australia, Mr. Shaw has more than 19 years of experience working in the hospitality industry. He started his career with Centara Hotels and Resorts in February 2012 as General Manager at Centara Karon Resort Phuket. He was also responsible for the refurbishment programme of Waterfront Suites by Centara.With his in-depth knowledge in all operational aspects, coupled with his excellent performance, Mr. Shaw was promoted as Area General Manager and transferred to oversee the management of Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, the luxurious resort set directly on Karon Beach, while also being responsible for Centara Villas Phuket and Centra Ashlee Patong in December 2013.

Throughout his management at one of the Group’s flagship resorts – Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, Mr. Shaw has demonstrated his relentless dedication and his hard work was reflected through several leading local and international awards, including Virgin Holidays’ “Gold Award – Best Hotel in Far East & Australasia 2012”, Tripadvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence 2013”, Tripadvisor’s “Travellers’ Choice 2012 & 2015”, “Best Family Resort in Thailand” by Holiday with Kids Magazine Australia”, and “Top 25 Leisure Hotels & Resorts in Asia” by SmartTravelAsia.com, among others.

“With his extensive working experience in the industry, as well as his excellence in ensuring top-class quality services to all Centara gusts, I am confident that Darren will greatly contribute to the success of his new post at Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Krabi,” said Mr.Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels and Resorts.

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