Thailand-based Centara Hotels & Resorts is to
expand its portfolio of hotels in Phuket with the opening of the
Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket in October 2010.
The new hotel
is one of the few at Karon to be set directly at the edge of the
sand, most of the existing properties being on the other side of
the busy beach road.
Designed in a colonial style
with Sino-Portuguese architecture, the five-star resort is
Centara’s fourth property in Phuket.
“We have been greatly encouraged by the success of our Krabi
and Pattaya properties, which are proving to have broad appeal for
both the adult and the family markets,” said Gerd Steeb, president
of Centara Hotels & Resorts. “Consequently we have
incorporated several of the features into our new development,
such as a spectacular waterpark that leads onto the beach and
which has four separate swimming pools, two of which are for
adults only and one of which is a children’s pool ... This ensures that adults and families each have their own
facilities for relaxing, and to make sure that families and their
youngsters enjoy the resort to the fullest, our signature brand
Kids’ Club will provide supervised activities both for the very
young and for teenagers.”
consist of 262 guestrooms and villas, with 108 Deluxe rooms, 81
Deluxe Spa rooms, 45 Pool Premium rooms, 18 Pool Suites, six
One-Bed Pool Villas and four Two-Bed Pool Villas.
All guestrooms have a balcony with sea view, and Deluxe Spa rooms
have a Jacuzzi on the balcony.
Guests staying in
the Villas, Pool Suites and Pool Premium rooms are entitled to
Club privileges, which include the Club Lounge with 200 sqm of
indoor and outdoor terrace space and five complementary meal
servings per day.
Leisure facilities include a
tennis court, a fitness centre with 144 sqm of space, and a SPA Cenvaree offering Vichy treatments, steam rooms, relaxation
lounges, manicure and pedicure rooms, and 10 single and double
Children’s facilities include two
playrooms, one for ages four to 10 years and one for 10 to 16
years, and a playground.
Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket is fully equipped
for meetings. The Phuket Grand Ballroom has a capacity of 820
persons seated theatre-style, with 576 sqm of space that is
divisible into two equal parts. There is a pre-function area of
240 sqm as well as two breakout rooms that can accommodate 50 persons each,
seated classroom style.
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