Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, will in September soft open a five-star hotel in Pattaya’s Phratamnak Hill district, the city’s premier residential area.
Centara Grand Phratamnak Resort Pattaya is designed to reflect the upmarket ambience of the locality, with a dramatic entrance area that creates an underwater world with two large aquariums, the use of Fendi furniture in the lobby, and a signature restaurant on the rooftop branded “Ruffino” and created in cooperation with the famous Tuscan winemaker.
The elegant hotel will feature 165 guestrooms and suites, each with a private balcony, and each featuring highest quality furnishings and fittings including the finest cotton sheets, Jim Thompson pillowcases, and Harnn bathroom amenities.
The rooms will all have Nespresso coffee machines and premium tea selections, LED flat-screen TV with DVD player, and free Wi-Fi.
Phratamnak Hill is home to luxury condominiums and villas, and the foot of the hill, where the new Centara property is located, leads directly to the beautiful beach. The newly built hotel is just steps away from the beach and will have its own beach house, serving light meals, tapas, refreshments and cocktails, and will also contain Spa Cenvaree.
“Phratamnak Hill is the Beverley Hills of Pattaya, the city’s most prestigious address, and in creating our new five-star resort hotel we have been very much aware that it will form a centerpiece and a landmark for the district,” says Chris Bailey, senior vice president for sales and marketing at Centara Hotels & Resorts.
“The architecture of the hotel, the interior design and the style will all reflect the exclusivity of the location, and we feel this will become a very attractive destination for top travellers, as well as a gathering place for local residents.”
Despite being tucked away in this quiet hillside setting, the hotel’s location makes it easy for guests to reach any part of Pattaya, with Jomtien Beach, downtown Pattaya, Bali Hai Pier and the Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH) all just a few minutes away by car.
The hotel will also operate a complimentary shuttle service to and from Central Festival, the city’s premier lifestyle and convention complex.
In addition to Ruffino’s Restaurant & Bar, which will offer gorgeous views of the bay from its rooftop setting, the hotel will feature an inspiring selection of dining venues serving fresh seafood, Thai, and international cuisines.
The roof of the nine-storey hotel will feature a pool with its own pool bar, while the beach house, facing the hotel entrance, will lead guests directly through to the beach. Spa Cenvaree will occupy two floors of the beach house, and feature all-natural spa products along with its a la carte of traditional and modern treatments.
Сentara Grand Phratamnak Resort Pattaya features a meeting room that can hold up to 80 persons seated theatre-style, and there is a delegates’ bar that is an ideal venue for small size functions and also provides a perfect setting for coffee breaks.
Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 41 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 17 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Shanghai, Bali Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Mauritius Indian Ocean, brings the present total to 58 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 newly 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 are taken care of. Centara Hotels & Resorts also operates two 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 bookings via the internet and who want comfort and convenience at the most friendly prices available, which is under development with the first property due to open in 2015.