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Centara moves into Laos with 5-star Grand hotel in downtown Vientiane

Centara contract signing for new hotel
Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, is to have its first hotel in Laos in 2017 with the opening of the luxurious five-star Centara Grand Hotel Vientiane.
Located in the downtown district of the Laotian capital of Vientiane, the hotel will be designed to a French colonial style.
Centara will manage the new-build property under a management contract.

The hotel is owned by Simuong Group and is being developed under an investment of Baht 1.5 billion (USD 46.2 million).  

“We are very proud of the fact that our top-tier Grand brand is expanding even further overseas,” says Thirayuth Chirathivat, chief executive officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts.  

“The brand is carrying our unique style of Thai hospitality into new markets, backed by the confidence of international investors.  

“Vientiane is an exciting destination for us, and it joins our Grand branded properties in Maldives, Vietnam, Bali, Mauritius, Shanghai, Addis Ababa, Doha and, of course, Thailand.”  

Including Vientiane, Centara now has a total of 20 Grand hotels.  

“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,” says Chris Bailey, senior vice president for sales and marketing of Centara Hotels & Resorts.  

“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.

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