Steve Chong appointed general manager of Sandy Beach Non Nuoc Resort Da Nang Vietnam, Managed by Centara

| July 21, 2014
Thirayuth Chirathivat, chief executive officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts, has announced the appointment of Steve Chong as general manager of Sandy Beach Non Nuoc Resort Da Nang Vietnam, Managed by Centara.

Steve is a Singaporean national. He has had over 45 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has worked with leading hotels including Hilton Singapore, Shangri-La Singapore, Asia Hotel Bangkok and Ambassador Hotel Bangkok. Prior to being appointed as general manager of Sandy Beach Non Nuoc Resort Da Nang Vietnam, Managed by Centara, Steve was projects consultant at Hospitality Ventures Company Limited in Yangon, Myanmar.

Sandy Beach Non Nuoc Resort Da Nang Vietnam, Managed by Centara is set on the pristine Non Nuoc Beach, renowned for being one of the six most beautiful beaches in the world. The resort was the first four-star international standard hotel to have opened for business at this locality.

Sandy Beach Resort has undergone major refurbishment and renovations progressively since 2013 up to the present, and expanded its facilities to cater for guests’ needs. The resort is popular amongst tourists, and leisure and incentive groups. Featuring a friendly and relaxed ambience, the resort has topped the list in The Guide Magazine for three consecutive years as the “Natural Landscaped Beach Resort That Offers Utmost Relaxation”.

Sandy Beach Da Nang has 42 acres of well-manicured gardens and offers a variety of accommodation, with rooms, suites, bungalows and villas. All are designed with rich locally blended characteristics and feature international standard amenities and facilities, suitable for both business and family holidays.

Guests enjoy a garden setting combined with panoramic views of the East Vietnam Sea.  All accommodation is a pleasant stroll away from one of the two swimming pools.

Sandy Beach Da Nang is in convenient proximity to UNESCDO heritage sites such as Hue Imperial City, Hoi An Ancient Town, the Ba Na Hills, and My Son Holy Land, while the scenic beauties of Marble Mountain are within easy reach. There are two world class championship golf courses nearby.

The resort is located just 20 minutes from Da Nang Airport.

Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 47 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom.

A further 20 resorts in Maldives, Vietnam, Bali, Shanghai, 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.

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