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Centara opens hotel and convention center in Khon Kaen

Posted Date: Tuesday, 29-May-2012

Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Khon Kaen will open at the end of May as the largest venue for meetings and conventions in Khon Kaen Province.

The hotel, owned by Khon Kaen Buri Co Ltd. and representing an investment of Baht 1,800 million, has been designed in response to the growing demand of the MICE sector in Northeast Thailand.

This is the second property in the Northeast for Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel management company, which also operates the Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Udon Thani.

“We are delighted to announce the opening of this magnificent hotel and convention centre in Khon Kaen, and believe it is perfect in terms of both facilities and location to meet the enormous regional growth in the meetings, conventions and exhibitions sector,” says Thirayuth Chirathivat, chief executive officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts.

“It will complement our existing property in Udon Thani, and we see the two properties as being a key part of our expansion strategy in Thailand.”

The hotel, set in extensive gardens in Khon Kaen city centre, has an outdoor swimming pool with dedicated pool bar, a Cenfit Fitness Centre with sauna and steam room, and a Cense by Spa Cenvaree, Centara's new spa brand, offering a complete menu of spa therapies and beauty treatments.

Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 37 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 17 resorts in the Maldives, Philippines, Vietnam, Bali Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Mauritius Indian Ocean, brings the present total to 54 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 25 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand’s most luxurious and innovative spa brands, and 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-art convention centers in Bangkok, and one in Udon Thani in northeastern Thailand.

PHOTO: Chris Bailey (3rd right), Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing at Centara Hotels & Resorts, together with David R Good (3rd left), Vice President for Operations, and Phakapol Yawaluk (2nd left), General Manager of the new Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Khon Kaen, inspect progress on construction of the hotel. With more than 80 percent of the work completed, the hotel is scheduled for soft opening end of May.

Sourced: eTN Global Travel