15 November 2018
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 chef executive Thirayuth Chirathivat. “Krabi is well known 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. 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.
“We’re thrilled about the plans for the resort,” said Dr. Pornsak. “We trust Centara to design and operate the hotel and offer guests the combination of a modern tropical resort and the fun family experience –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 with direct access to Ao Nang beach. The resort’s 180 rooms will range in size from 39 to 81sqm 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 a popular holiday destination with travellers to southern Thailand. The province, located between Phang Nga and Trang, features stunning scenery both inland and at sea. With more than 150 islands off its 150km-long coast line, a jungle-covered interior, towering limestone cliffs, caves, waterfalls and exotic wildlife, Krabi offers visitors a wide array of leisure activities for the whole family.