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Centara Hotel in Thailand Joins Leading Hotels of the World

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The Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, which began life in 1923 as the Railway Hotel, and was one of Thailands first luxury resort hotels, has become a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.

The hotel, which stands on 16 hectares of beachfront land amongst topiary gardens that are one of the local landmarks, was acquired in 1985 by Central Group who have over the years extended and upgraded the property while carefully maintaining its appealing character.

Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts, said that joining Leading is a moment of great pride for the company.

This beautiful heritage hotel is part of Thailands history, having been built when the railway line was laid between Bangkok and Malaysia, he said. The railway allowed Hua Hin to become Thailands first beachside resort, and the Railway Hotel played a significant role in all of that. Centaras own involvement with the property goes back almost thirty years, and we have always treated the hotel with great love and respect. It represents a different era but is as relevant today as it always has been.

The Leading Hotels of the World represents over 430 hotels, resorts and spas in more than 80 countries.

It is a great honour to have been selected as a member, said Jacques Mury, general manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin. We completed a total renovation of the hotel at the end of last year, and everything we did was designed to respect and enhance the qualities that have made this one of the classic hotels of Asia.

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