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August 11, 2016 Hotel Developments No Comments Email Email

Centara Hotels & Resorts’ latest venture is two new properties in China, with the Group’s management signing two new agreements for what will become the new ‘Centara Grand Beach Resort Jin Tai Hainan’ in Hainan Province and the ‘Centara Villas Zhaoqing’ in Guangdong Province.


Mr. Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts, believes this is an excellent opportunity to expand the company’s portfolio.  “I am extremely pleased that we are developing yet more unique facilities overseas, as we continue to strategically build our brand beyond Thailand.”

Centara Grand Beach Resort Jin Tai Hainan will be a new 350 guest room five-star family resort with three restaurants, swimming pools, club lounge, a SPA Cenvaree, fitness centre, large meeting facilities, a water park and kids’ club. The resort is expected to open in Q4 2019. Hainan is being promoted as “China’s Hawaii” and the entire island has been designated a Special Economic Zone, therefore Centara is ensuring that they have a presence amid what is expected to be an important growth region in China.

‘Centara Villas Zhaoqing’, also newly-built and expected to open in Q4 2018, will provide an upscale resort with 46 villas in three categories, consisting of 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom villas. The resort is owned by Yuhao Properties, a fast growing company which focuses on real estate development and property management and is currently the owner of the ‘Centara Resort Zhaoqing’ property, an upscale resort with 237 guest rooms that was signed to Centara in January 2015. Both Centara Resort Zhaoqing and Centara Villas Zhaoqing are located in Guangdong’s Zhaoqing City, a regional tourist hub and one of the key cities in the Pearl River Delta region. The Rainforest-theme adventure waterpark being built at the Zhaoqing resort will certainly add an additional draw card for tourists.

Vice President of Brand, Marketing & Digital at Centara Hotels & Resorts, Tom Thrussell, says that he is confident that the hotels will be a success, “At Centara we are well known for our resort products and expertise at providing vacation experiences to families, couples and groups alike. We look forward to delivering our warm Thai service and experience in these new and exciting locations”.

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