Centara to open Vientiane hotel
Vientiane will soon have another new international five star hotel after local and foreign investors signed a cooperation project agreement.
Centara Hotels and Resorts, one of the major hotel operators in Thailand, has reached an agreement with Simuong Group to manage the five-star Centara Grand Hotel Vientiane.
The French colonial style hotel building in central Vientiane will be owned by Simuong Group and be developed with an estimated investment cost of 1.5 billion baht (US$46.2 million). Construction of the hotel is expected to be completed in 2017.
“Laos is a natural market for us, being a direct neighbour of Thailand, and we are delighted that we shall have a five-star hotel in the centre of downtown Vientiane,” said Chris Bailey, Senior Vice President for sales and marketing of Centara Hotels & Resorts as quoted in the online publication Travel Daily Media.
“This will add to our marketing strength in Southeast Asia, providing an exciting new destination for our large customer base around the world and adding to the opportunities for our business partners.”
Centara Grand Hotel Vientiane will have 200 rooms and feature Centara's five-star facilities, including two restaurants, a Spa Cenvaree, a Kids' Club, swimming pool, fitness centre and meeting facilities, including a ballroom.
According to eturbonews.com, 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.
It also has 20 resorts in Maldives, Vietnam, Shanghai, Bali, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Ethiopia, Qatar and Laos, bringing the present total to 66 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 recently-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 have their own leisure zone.
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 b ookings via the internet and who want comfort and convenience at the most friendly prices available; the brand is under development with the first property due to open in 2016.