Centara Hotels & Resorts is to greatly expand
its presence in southern Thailand following the signing of
management contracts for three new properties within the same
master development in Klong Muang, Krabi.
The properties are
Centara Pelican Bay Resort & Spa Krabi, Centara Pelican Bay
Residence & Suites Krabi, and Centara Pelican Bay Villas Krabi.
Centara opened its first Krabi resort, Centara Grand
Beach Resort & Villas Krabi, in 2006. A second resort, Centara
Anda Dhevi Resort & Spa Krabi, opened in 2012.
Chris Bailey, senior vice president for sales and
marketing at Centara Hotels & Resorts, says that the addition of
the three properties will further help develop tourism to the
“The three resorts offer three different
holiday styles within an area of outstanding natural beauty,” he
said. “They will give us a tremendous strategic marketing
advantage, and will further raise the profile of Krabi as a
First to open will be Centara
Pelican Bay Residence & Suites Krabi, which is currently in its
pre-opening period and is due to have its soft opening before
The property will have 92 residential units, with
one restaurant, a swimming pool, a business corner and a beach
Design and planning for Centara Pelican Bay
Resort & Spa Krabi will start in the middle of this year, with the
soft opening due in the first quarter of 2017.
resort will have 210 rooms. Facilities will include two
restaurants and a bar, a swimming pool with snack bar, a Spa Cenvaree, a banquet room, a business centre, a fitness centre, and
a kids’ club.
Centara Pelican Bay Villas Krabi will be an
all-villa resort. A mock-up villa has been completed, and master
planning and construction will take place alongside Centara
Pelican Bay Resort & Spa. The opening is expected to be in Q1
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