New Centara property opens in Krabi, Thailand
Thailand’s largest hotel chain, Centara Hotels and Resorts, has just announced the opening of a new resort and spa in Krabi, Thailand.
The four-star Centara Anda Dhevi Resort and Spa is located in Ao Nang, one hundred metres from Nopparat Thara Beach.
Ao Nang, also known as Princess Bay, is also one of the main points of travel to the Phi Phi Islands and a forty minute drive from Krabi Airport.
The one hundred and thirty five room hotel provides accommodation with garden or pool views. Family rooms and a honeymoon suite are also available.
Facilities include a The Palm Court restaurant, a swimming pool, a cocktail bar and a lounge.
The management contract was signed between Centara and Anda Dhevi in January 2011.
“We are very proud that Dr. Pornsak Tantapakul, owner of Anda Dhevi Resort and Spa Company Limited, has awarded us the management contract for this beautiful property, which represents an investment of 350 Million Baht. This is a significant move in our strategic growth program of acquiring high-quality new properties through management contracts” said Suthikiati Chirathivat, vice chairman of the Central Group of Companies which owns the Centara Hotels and Resorts brand.
The resort is Centara’s second in Krabi. The first, Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas, opened last year near Pai Plong Bay also in Ao Nang.
However, Centara were keen to point out that the two hotels would not be competing with each other as they have different target markets.
“The two resorts, in fact, represent two different segments of the tourism market, and consequently they complement each other. We now cover a broader range in the increasingly popular resort of Krabi, and this makes us stronger in Southern Thailand,” commented Chris Bailey, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Centara.
Currently Centara operate hotels and resorts in; Bangkok, Hua Hin, Krabi, Pattaya, Samui, Koh Pha Ngan, Phuket, Rayong, Trat, Koh Kood, Hat Yai, Chiang Mai, Mae Sot, Udon Thanni, Maldives, India, Philippines and Vietnam.
The company also run two state-of-the-art convention centres in Bangkok and one in Udon Thani in the North East of Thailand.
About the Author
Rebecca Smith is property journalist and sales director for Phuket Ocean Villas, Phuket, Thailand.
All very interesting, but what about the President Hotel?
There are a few reviews at TripAdvisor that do favour it, but there does not seem to be anything more recent than 2011 (I am editing this post on September 22, 2012). Curiously enough, though, there are three 2012 reviews here for the FabriQue Club which is located within the President Hotel — just be prepared for the foul language in two of those reviews, which I suspect are made the same person.
The FabriQue Club certainly has a lot of likes on a Facebook page. There is at least one other Facebook page for the Club, I believe.
I expect that the two very lovely gals in this Flickr photo are probably in FabriQue.
I have no idea if the enterprise shown just to the immediate lower right of the hotel in the photo above — and which is discussed at the link below the photo — is still in business.
Princess Maja von Hohenzollern in Thailand Chiang Mai Part I
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Thailandfreunde e.V. alias Phuenthai German International Organization presents in cooperation with Thaipods.com the visit of Princess Maja von Hohenzollern in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This is Part I of IV Parts in total. This part is showing the arrival at the International Airport Chiang Mai, Thailand, it is further showing the arrival at the Mercure Hotel Chiang Mai, the visit of Fashion King Chiang Mai @ Kalare Night Bazar, the meeting with Dr. Chao Duandueng na Chiang Mai (the Lanna Princess), a photo shooting and interview with Chiang Mai First Class Magazine at the Kodcha Sri Thani Hotel Chiang Mai and finally the visit of the Playhouse Cabaret Show Complex Chiang Mai, where Paul David Shrubsole with his team hosted a beautiful show and event for Her Highness Princess Maja. The whole trip had been organized of Thailandfreunde e.V. and Wuttipong Arayatumsopon the president of the sister organization Phuenthai German International. The trip has been financed out of the private pocket of Dr. Dirk Weeber, Treatment Team Leader of the Podology Center Bangkok – Chiang Mai