PRLog - Nov. 6, 2012 - PATTAYA, Thailand -- Centara will be managing the hotel under a contract signed in February 2010 with the Cliff Residence Company Limited, a division of the Tulip Group.
Centara Grand Resort & Spa Pattaya- By Tulip Group
The newly built nine-storey hotel will have 161 rooms and suites and is being developed under a budget of 1.1 billion baht including land.
“We have worked very closely with the Tulip Group to bring this project to fruition, and we are delighted to be announcing the opening date,” says Thirayuth Chirathivat, chief executive officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts.
“The location is superb, being in the centre of the exclusive Phratamnak district and within just two minutes of Phratamnak Beach, and the design of the hotel is that of understated club-like luxury.
“We have enormous confidence in the future of Pattaya, and regard this beautiful property as being an important strategic step in our growth plans.”
The hotel will have an all-day restaurant named Oceana serving international and Thai cuisines and featuring a huge aquarium as its design theme. Other outlets include a rooftop restaurant named Altezza that will serve Italian cuisine and comfort food against a spectacular setting of ocean and city, a deli called Crumbs, and a French-inspired bistro.
There will also be a Spa Cenvaree, a fitness centre and a swimming pool.
“This property is completely different in style and locality to our other three hotels in Pattaya, and gives us a very strong addition to our marketing options,” says Chris Bailey, senior vice president for sales and marketing at Centara Hotels & Resorts.
“We can now offer a five-star hotel in the very desirable resort area of Phratamnak Hill, just 90 meters from the beach, and with its air of discrete luxury and its very high quality restaurants we feel the hotel will appeal to travellers who rate style and individuality as being an essential part of their travel experience.”
Mr Bailey says the hotel will also be aimed at the MICE sector, with its Excel meetings facility that offers two function rooms and an adjacent lounge.
"The events facilities will be especially attractive for companies with business interests in the region, and for local and Bangkok residents organizing private parties and receptions,"
Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand's leading operator of hotels, with 38 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 18 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Bali Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Mauritius Indian Ocean, brings the present total to 56 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. Centara operates 24 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand's most luxurious and innovative spa brands, together with its newly launched value brand Cense by Spa Cenvaree, which provides core spa services for busy travellers. The company's Kids' Club is available at all the family-friendly resorts to ensure that the youngsters and teens are taken care of. Centara Hotels & Resorts also operates two state-of-the-