Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at
CentralWorld, which was at the epicentre of the recent civil
disturbances in Bangkok, will reopen for business on 1 June 2010.
Although the hotel and convention centre had
remained open when the Red Shirt protestors made the Rajaprasong
business and shopping district their main camp and used Central
Square as their rallying stage, the facilities were closed when
government armed forces moved in to clear the area of protestors.
During the final days of the subsequent rioting,
the CentralWorld shopping complex was damaged by fire.
With calm now returning to Bangkok, deep cleaning is currently
taking place at both Centara Grand and the Bangkok Convention
Centre to ensure that both properties are completely ready for
business by 1 June 2010.
“Both the hotel and the
convention centre were undamaged during the riots, and the
subsequent fire at CentralWorld,” said Suthikiati Chirathivat,
Chairman of the Executive Board of Central Plaza Hotel (Public)
Co.,Ltd. “They do however have to undergo 100% deep
cleaning ... Specialist contractors are working on the cleaning
and servicing, and our staff are already on site to ensure that
everything is working perfectly when our guests arrive.”
Mr Suthikiati added that despite some news reports
indicating CentralWorld had been destroyed, the fire damage had
been confined to the Zen department store. CentralWorld is
scheduled to reopen within three months.
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