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Centara Hotels & Resorts poised to open its latest Chinese venture

April 13, 2015 Hotel Developments No Comments Print Print Email Email

Centara Resort Zhaoqing is the Thai hospitality group’s latest property in China, following the recent signing of a management contract with the owners, Zhaoqing Yuhao Properties Development Co., Ltd.

Centara Resort Zhaoqing is located in Zhaoqing City in Guangdong Province, which is close to some of China’s most bustling, successful areas, including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macau, making Zhaoqing a convenient travel hub for visitors to Southeastern China. Mr. Chris Bailey, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, commented that “I believe this resort is an ideal start for our expansion in China, and it provides a valuable synergy with our other Centara properties around the world.”

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Photo 1: Thirayuth Chirathivat (5th left) Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts and Li Xiangtang (4th right), General Manager of Zhaoqing Yuhao Properties Development Co., Ltd. shaking hands after signing a hotel management agreement for Centara to manage Centara Resort Zhaoqing. The ceremony took place at 55 restaurant, Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld. 

Photo shows from left are;

-Paul Snow, Corporate Operations Manager of Centara Hotels & Resorts

-Thirakiati Chirathivat, Vice President for Procurement of Centara Hotels & Resorts.

-Chris Bailey, Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing of Centara Hotels & Resorts

-Suparat Chirathivat, Vice President for Development of Centara International Management Co Ltd.

-Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts

– Li Xiangtang, General Manager, Zhaoqing Yuhao Properties Development Co., Ltd.

– Mr. Edgar Li, Non-Executive Director, Zhaoqing Yuhao Properties Development Co., Ltd.

– Liu Tai, Director of Sales & Marketing, Zhaoqing Yuhao Properties Development Co., Ltd.

– Season Loo, Research and Development Center Director, Zhaoqing Yuhao Properties Development Co., Ltd.

The four-star resort will have 250 rooms in total, and guests will have a stimulating resort-style hotel experience, with an extensive range of family-friendly facilities including  a water park complete with swimming pools and pool bar, an all-day restaurant plus one Chinese and one specialty dining venue, a fitness center, plus generous “Kid’s Club” and meeting facilities including an 800-square-meter ballroom. The resort will also feature the added attraction of Centara Hotel & Resort’s luxurious and award-winning Spa Cenvaree partners.

Zhaoqing is a historically-significant tourist destination, enjoying a temperate climate throughout the entire year.  The scenic environs of this cradle of Cantonese civilization is home to a host of mountainous wonders, such as Qixingyan (Seven Star Crags), Dinghu Mountain, Xiannv Lake (Fairy Lake), Butterfly Valley and Qingyun Temple, and is justly regarded as one of Guangdong Province’s most famous tourist attractions.

Mr. Thirayuth Chirathivat, the CEO of Centara Hotels & Resorts, said that he is “extremely pleased to announce the inception of Centara’s lastest property in China – the country’s vast and ever-growing tourist market means that China is a key part of Centara’s strategic expansion across Asia.”

Centara Resort Zhaoqing is currently on schedule to be opened during the 4th quarter of 2017.

Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 49 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom.  A further 28 hotels and resorts in Maldives, Vietnam, Bali, Sri Lanka, Qatar, Laos, Ethiopia, Oman, Turkey and China brings the present total to 73 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.

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