Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok installs Supreme Garuda

| May 26, 2014

Central Plaza Hotel Public Company Limited has received a Royal Warrant of Appointment, the first hotel company in Thailand to receive this honour, with Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok being the first property to install the Supreme Garuda in a ceremony held on 15 May 2014.


HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej had on 29 October 2013 conferred the Royal Warrant on Central Plaza Hotel Pcl, with the company receiving the Royal Warrant at a ceremony held at the Royal Palace on 4 February 2014.


The five-star Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok was the first hotel in what was subsequently to become Thailand’s leading hotel company, having originally opened in 1983.

Royal Warrants of Appointment in Thailand are a rare and prestigious bestowment, granted only to institutions and companies that are seen to have a good and unblemished name, produce high quality products and services for the nation, and positively represent the Kingdom internationally.

The Royal Warrant enables the company to display the Supreme Garuda on its buildings, company hoardings, letterheads and products.


Central Plaza Hotel Pcl was founded by the Chirathivat family and incorporated on 26 March 1980. Centara Hotels & Resorts and Central Restaurants Group are operated under the company name. “This is a proud moment for our company, and a very great honour to be the first hotel company in our nation to receive this most gracious recognition,” said Mr Suthikiati Chirathivat, Chairman of the Board Central Plaza Pcl. “We have dedicated more than 30 years to helping develop Thailand’s hospitality industry, and to presenting the natural warmth and friendliness of the Thai people to international visitors. “Tourism is now one of Thailand’s greatest industries. We are immensely satisfied to have been involved during this formative period.”

Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok was selected as the first hotel to display the Supreme Garuda as it was the first hotel to be opened by Central Plaza Hotel Pcl, in 1983. The hotel was founded by Mr Samrit Chirathivat, Mr Vanchai Chirathivat, Mr Suthiporn Chirathivat, Khunying Suchitra Mongkolkiti, Mrs Mukda Uahwatanasakul, Mrs Ratana Norpanlob, Mr Suthichai Chirathivat and Mr Suthikiati Chirathivat. With 607 guestrooms and a convention centre that could hold up to 2,000 guests, the project was a dramatic investment during an era of economic uncertainty.

Situated on Vibhavadee-Rangsit Highway, in the booming business district of Ladprao, the hotel offers panoramic views of the adjacent Chatuchak Park, as well as of Bangkok’s spectacular skyline. Easy access to Suvarnabhumi International Airport is provided via the adjacent elevated expressway, with the journey taking just over 30 minutes, and the downtown area is 15 minutes away. The underground Mass Rapid Transit and the BTS Skytrain both have stations conveniently located near the hotel. Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao is connected to the BCC Hall, a prime venue for conventions, conference and exhibitions, and also to Central Plaza Shopping Mall, which features 300 retail shops, boutiques, restaurants and a multiplex cinema, combined with ample parking facilities. The famous Chatuchak Weekend Market is located opposite.

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Photo shows from left are:

  • Rattana Norapallop
  • Mookda Uahwatanasakul
  • Prof. Viroj Lowhaphandu, Honorary Advisor of Board Committee of Central Plaza Hotel Public Company Limited
  • Suthikiati Chirathivat, Chairman of the Board of Central Plaza Hotel Public Company Limited
  • Khunying Suchitra Mongkolkiti, Honorary Advisor of Board Committee of Central Plaza Hotel Public Company Limited
  • Suthichai Chirathivat, Vice Chairman of Central Plaza Hotel Public Company Limited
  • Supatra Chirathivat, Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Social Responsibilities of Centara Hotels & Resorts
  • Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts

Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 46 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom.

A further 20 resorts in Maldives, Vietnam, Bali, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Ethiopia, Qatar, Laos and Oman brings the present total to 67 properties. Brands and properties within Centara ensure that specific categories such as couples, families, individuals, and meetings and incentives groups will all find a hotel or resort that is appropriate to their needs. Centara operates 29 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand’s most luxurious and innovative spa brands, together with 7 branches of the value brand Cense by Spa Cenvaree, which provides core spa services for busy travellers. The company’s Kids’ Club is available at all the family-friendly resorts to ensure that the youngsters and teens have their own leisure zone. Centara also operates three state-of-the-art convention centres in Bangkok, and two in northeastern Thailand, one being located in Udon Thani and the other in Khon Kaen. The latest Centara brand is named COSI Hotels, an affordable lifestyle brand designed for travellers who predominantly make their bookings via the internet and who want comfort and convenience at affordable prices; the brand is under development with the first property due to open in 2016.

For more information and reservations, please contact tel. +662 541 1234 or e-mail to cglb@chr.co.th 

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