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Centara adds new resort to Phuket portfolio bringing total to 9 properties on the island

The Blue Marine Resort & Spa Phuket
Centara Hotels & Resorts has acquired the management contract for The Blue Marine Resort & Spa Phuket, and will assume management from 5 January 2014.
The resort, which is located on the cliff at the northern end of Patong Beach will be temporarily renamed as The Blue Marine Resort & Spa Phuket managed by Centara Renovations will now be undertaken to harmonise the property with Centara’s four-star Hotels & Resorts core brand, and once completed on 15 October 2014 the resort will be rebranded as Centara Blue Marine Resort & Spa Phuket.

“We are pleased and proud to be announcing that The Blue Marine Resort & Spa is to join the Centara portfolio,” says Thirayuth Chirathivat, chief executive officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts. “This will bring the total number of Centara properties on the island to nine, which illustrates the enormous confidence we have in Phuket, one of the most famous holiday destinations in the world.”

Chris Bailey, senior vice president for sales and marketing at Centara Hotels & Resorts adds, “This means we are entering the New Year with another very powerful addition to our marketing strategy in the south of Thailand, and broadening our appeal to travellers by adding a four-star resort to Patong Beach, one of the island’s premier destinations.”

The Blue Marine Resort & Spa features panoramic views from its cliff-top location, and is backed by a green forest on the hillside. Accommodation at the resort is a mix of rooms, suites and villas, the latter offering a choice of one and two bedrooms, with each having its own private pool.

There are three swimming pools, plus two pools for children. Other leisure facilities include a spa, fitness centre, and a kids’ club. The restaurants include Blue Pacific, which serves international cuisine, and Tub-Tim, which serves Royal Thai cuisine. Extensive meetings facilities are included, with  a ballroom for up to 180 guests for cocktails, and a smaller meeting room for up to 90 guests.

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