Fourth property in picturesque Thai resort destination
Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel group has signed a Hotel Management Agreement for a 180-room property on Ao Nang Beach, Krabi, under its upscale brand Centara. ‘Centara Ao Nang Beach Resort & Spa Krabi’ will be Centara’s fourth property in Krabi and is expected to open in September 2019.
“We have resorts all over Thailand, but Krabi is one of our favourite destinations,” said Centara CEO Thirayuth Chirathivat. “Krabi is a gem worth discovering – it’s famous for its stunning seascapes, world-class diving, national parks and eco-tours. We are pleased to have reached a greater level of trust from the owner to manage a second property in Krabi for them after Centara Anda Dhevi Resort & Spa. With record of delivering and inspiring extraordinary guest experiences, Centara Ao Nang Beach Resort & Spa Krabi will establish itself as one of Krabi’s premier destinations tailored to match everybody’s desires.”
Centara signed an agreement to manage the property with its owner, Dr. Pornsak Thantapakul, CEO and Managing Director of Anda Beach Resort Co. Ltd. “We’re thrilled about the plans for the resort,” said Dr. Pornsak. “We trust Centara to design and operate in order to make the most of this stunning location, offering guests the combination of a modern tropical resort and the fun family experience, village atmosphere of Ao Nang. Plus one of the most beautiful sunset views in Thailand.”
Centara Ao Nang Beach Resort & Spa Krabi will be the first chain hotel in the area which has direct access to the spectacular Ao Nang beach. The resort’s 180 rooms will range from 39-81 sqm. in eight configurations, including 20 family-friendly residences with bunk beds. Most ground floor rooms will have direct pool access. Centara is planning a modern design, with F&B outlets that can be used for breakfast and special event buffets, or independent themes and menus. The resort will also feature a spa and beach club.
Krabi is the perfect holiday destination for those looking for a relaxing area in southern Thailand. The province, located between Phang Nga and Trang, features stunning scenery both inland and at sea. With over 150 islands off its 150km-long coast line (many of them featuring fantastic white-sand beaches and turquoise waters), a jungle-covered interior, towering limestone cliffs, caves, waterfalls and exotic wildlife, Krabi a great selection of natural assets that offer its visitors a wide array of leisure activities for the whole family. Island-hopping, snorkelling, rock climbing, sea kayaking, jungle trekking and scuba diving, are among the most popular occupations that can be enjoyed while on holiday in Krabi.
Ao Nang is Krabi’s vibrant tourist centre. It has the relaxed atmosphere of a small town, the beauty of a beach resort, the modern comforts of home, and the friendliness that sets Thailand apart. The property will be set on Ao Nang beach, a popular location for its spectacular scenery of limestone cliffs, white sand, clear water and towering offshore islands.