With the completion of an extensive renovation and upgrading program, Centara Hotels & Resorts has rebranded its Khao Lak Seaview Resort & Spa to Centara Seaview Resort Khao Lak. Centara had signed a management contract for the resort in March of this year and 70 million baht has been invested in ensuring that the property is in full compliance with the four-star Centara Hotels & Resorts core brand.“Khao Lak is an exciting tourism destination, and we are delighted to have this beautiful resort, in its prime beachfront location, in our portfolio,” says Thirayuth Chirathivat, chief executive officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts.
“Centara Seaview Resort Khao Lak has a great future as one of Khao Lak’s premier resorts.” The resort is less than an hour’s drive from Phuket International Airport. There are 230 rooms, including Deluxe, Pool Villas, Beach Villas, Family Suites and Family Residences. Deluxe category rooms have the option of one king-size bed, or two queen-size beds for families wishing to stay in one room. Connecting rooms are also available.
Dining facilities include the Orchid Restaurant, serving Western and Continental breakfast, while Talay Tong, set on the beach serves drinks, lunch and dinner with a Thai and international flair including homemade pizzas and exciting themed buffet evenings. Rim Nam, the pool restaurant, is open for lunch offering light refreshments and snacks while the Beer Garden, located in the Plaza, offers evening drinks with a wide selection of local and imported beers and live entertainment. The newest addition is Time Out, a sports bar where guests can keep up with the latest sports news, watch the premier games, catch up on emails and enjoy bar food favourites. All restaurants and bars offer indoor and outdoor seating
Spa Cenvaree has seven treatment rooms plus a sauna and steam room, and there is an extensive fitness centre that is equipped with the latest cardio equipment. Leisure attractions include tennis courts, a squash court, new water sports facilities, snooker and pool, table tennis, and a Kids’ Club that features Camp Safari for the youngsters and E-Zone for the teens. The resort has three large swimming pools. Centara Seaview Resort Khao Lak is designed for meetings and events, with the largest function room able to hold 400 guests for cocktails or theatre style. The room is also divisible into two for more intimate meetings with smaller numbers.
Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 42 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 18 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Shanghai, Bali Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Mauritius Indian Ocean, Ethiopia brings the present total to 60 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 27 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand’s most luxurious and innovative spa brands, together with its newly launched 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 are taken care of. Centara Hotels & Resorts 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 economy brand designed for travellers who predominantly make their bookings via the internet and who want comfort and convenience at the most friendly prices available, which is under development with the first property due to open in 2015.