Centara Hotels & Resorts of Thailand will in
December open its second property in Mauritius, Centara Grand
Azuri Resort & Spa Mauritius, a five-star resort located directly
on the beach at the new Azuri oceanfront complex on the northeast
coast of the island.
Along with the hotel property, Centara
will be managing luxury residences in the same complex, under the
company’s Centara Grand Residence & Suites brand.
“We are very proud to be announcing this next step in our
international expansion,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, chief executive officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts. “Our
first resort property in Mauritius, Centara Poste Lafayette Resort
& Spa Mauritius, opened in December 2012 and is already proving to
be a great success within the industry, and with our guests. Opening our premier five-star brand on the island
gives us a very strong presence, and we feel there is enormous
potential in the Mauritian tourism sector.”
Grand Azuri Resort & Spa Mauritius is part of the Azuri oceanfront
complex, a 400-acre development that is home to luxury residences,
a private school, retail outlets and sports and marine services.
The resort enjoys a beachfront setting, with a lagoon
suitable for swimming and water sports.
complex is very much a high-end destination, and our new resort is
a centerpiece of this exciting new development,” said Chris
Bailey, senior vice president for sales and marketing at Centara
Hotels & Resorts. “By offering a five-star
premium-brand resort and a four-star core brand resort in
Mauritius, we will be in a very strong marketing position, and it
further enhances our presence in the Indian Ocean region, which we
have targeted as part of our expansion strategy. We believe that Azuri will very quickly become a destination in
its own right, as it delivers the total vacation experience for couples and families alike.”
Centara Grand Azuri Resort & Spa Mauritius is a combination of
rooms, suites and thatched villas, all facing the ocean, and
featuring a large and comfortable living space with a furnished
balcony or terrace.
Family friendly facilities
include a large number of the rooms and villas being equipped with
two double beds, comfortably sleeping a family of four, and there
is a supervised kids’ club that has two separate zones, with a
Pirates’ Cove for the youngsters and an E-Zone for the teens.
Leisure facilities include two swimming pools, while
non-motorised water sports are offered free of charge and include windsurfing, snorkelling, kayaking, sailing and use of pedal
boats, catamarans and glass-bottom boats.
Cenvaree offers a full spa menu with therapeutic treatments
including Ayurvedic applications and holistic experiences, and
there is also a fully equipped fitness centre.
Comptoir is the all-day restaurant and will serve colourful
buffets, a menu of internationally inspired dishes along with the
best of local Mauritius cuisine and an eclectic selection of Asian
fare, and will have an open kitchen with live cooking stations.
Lazuli will be an evening venue serving Mediterranean inspired
cuisine, and Black Pepper will feature barbecues, themed dinners,
and light meals served al-fresco in a convivial ambience.
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