06 Jul 2012
Centara Hotels & Resorts has signed a management contract for an existing resort hotel on Koh Samui that will operate under the “Centra” value brand with effect from July 1, 2012.
The contract was signed with owner PDTS Company Limited on June 5, 2012.
To be named Centra Coconut Beach Resort Samui, the property is located on Thong Tanote Beach and was originally known as Coconut Villa Resort & Spa.
"We are delighted to add this beautiful beachfront property to our Samui portfolio and thereby extend our Centra value brand to one of Thailand's most popular tourism destinations," said Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts.
"This is an intimately-scaled hotel and fits perfectly into the brand," the CEO said.
Centra Coconut Beach Resort has 55 guestrooms, with one all-day dining restaurant and two swimming pools.
The resort is located directly on secluded Thong Tanote Beach, on the south side of the island, with views across to Koh Tan and Koh Mutsum, both of which are renowned diving and snorkeling spots.
"To have our Centra value brand represented on Samui island gives us a very sound marketing strategy there," said Chris Bailey, Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing at Centara Hotels & Resorts.
"We are now able to offer three of our hotel brands on the island, which gives us a very strong marketing mix," he added.
The 24 Deluxe Pool Access guestrooms are spread through the tropical setting and feature sun decks to relax on the patio beside the swimming pool.
The room size is approximately 37 sqm, including balcony. There are six Sea View Villas with a living space of 44 sqm and one Beachfront Villa of 50 sqm, each with a furnished terrace and a Jacuzzi in the bathroom.
The resort will feature Cense by Spa Cenvaree, Centara’s new spa value brand that offers a selection of core treatments for guests who want to look and feel good but who don’t require a full range of spa services.
Thai and international cuisines with an emphasis on fresh seafood are served at the beachfront restaurant, and there is also a beach bar and a pool bar.
One of the swimming pools is located at the beach, while the other is set like a canal running through the resort grounds.
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, together with its newly-launched value brand Cense by Spa Cenvaree, which provides core spa services for busy travelers. 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 two in northeastern Thailand, one being located in Udon Thani and the other in Khon Kaen.