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Centara Opens Resort Directly on Karon Beach in Phuket

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Centara has officially opened the Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, a newly-built resort property on Karon Beach in Phuket, Thailand.

Designed in a colonial style with Sino-Portuguese architecture, the hotel is the only one at Karon to be set directly at the edge of the sand, the other existing properties are located on the other side of the busy beach road.

Leisure facilities at the resort include a waterpark that leads onto the beach and features four separate swimming pools, two of which are for adults only and one of which is a childrens pool.

Other leisure facilities include a tennis court, a fitness centre with 144 sq m of space, and a SPA Cenvaree offering Vichy treatments, steam rooms, relaxation lounges, manicure and pedicure rooms, and 10 single and double treatment rooms.

Childrens facilities include two playrooms, one for ages four to 10 years and one for 10 to 16 years, and a playground.

The 262 guestrooms and villas comprise 126 Deluxe rooms, 63 Deluxe Spa rooms, 45 Deluxe Pool Suites, 18 Luxury Pool Suites, six One-Bed Pool Villas and four Two-Bed Pool Villas.

For a family of up to four adults or two adults and two children, the resort offers Deluxe Ocean Facing rooms, of which there are 90 available, or the Premium Spa Deluxe-The Club where there are larger rooms with a Jacuzzi on the balcony and access to the Club lounge and its facilities. The Deluxe Pool Suite The Club meanwhile offers a private pool.

Specially for a big happy family holiday, the resort is introducing a 1-Bedroom Pool Villa, which can accommodate up to five adults or three adults and two children per villa, while the 2-Bedroom Pool Villa can accommodate up to seven adults or four adults and three children per villa.

Besides the rooms for families, there are also rooms for couples on a romantic holiday, including the Spa Deluxe Ocean Facing rooms, with 54 square metres of space along with a romantic Jacuzzi on the balcony or the Premium Deluxe Ocean Facing rooms, with 73.50 square metres of space.

The Cove is the all-day dining restaurant, located on the beachfront and featuring open kitchens that serve international and Asian melting-pot cuisines. Seating is for 250, with indoor space and an outdoor covered terrace.

Mare Italian restaurant and bar overlooks the beach and serves pasta and pizza during the day with classical Italian cuisine in the evenings. The restaurant has its own bar and wine room. Seating is for 262 guests.

The Luna Chill-Out Bar and Lounge is located above Mare and features a large outdoor terrace with lounge-style seating, and an indoor bar and lounge. Light meals including Mediterranean and Asian tapas are served. Seating is for 50 indoors, 60 outdoors, and 19 at the bar.

The Beachcomber Beach Bar is situated on the beach, while the Splash Pool Bar is a swim-up bar at the edge of the main pool. The Lobby Lounge & Bar has ocean views, with live piano music in the evenings. In-room dining is also available 24/7.

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. Two breakout rooms can accommodate 15 persons each, seated classroom style.

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