Centara, one of Thailand’s leading hotel groups, recently announced that it is opening properties in Doha, Muscat, Cuba, Turkey while further expanding its current destinations.
Centara is scheduled to open two properties in Doha and Muscat in Q4 2016, the first venture will be in the Middle East. Centara Grand West Bay in Doha will feature the flagship Thai restaurant Suan Bua, along with a rooftop restaurant with swimming pool. The hotel group will also open two more properties in Doha in 2017 and 2018, respectively, said a statement from the company. The three properties in Doha will open in the West Bay area, the new business and shopping hub located at the heart of the capital of Qatar.
Also on the horizon are debuts in Cuba and Turkey. The Centara Grand Resort Cayo will be the company’s first true five-star resort in the region, while the Centara beach resort in Cuba’s Cayo Guillermo — scheduled for 2017 — will mark Centara’s entry into the Americas. Centara will also see further expansion in Maldives, its key destination, with four new properties after the success of Centara Grand Island.
“We are very confident that the service-oriented formula that Centara has perfected in Asia will be just as popular in many of our new destinations,” said Chris Bailey, Chief Operating Officer, Centara Hotels & Resorts.
The Centara Hotels group currently has six brands in their portfolio across Asia, Indian Ocean and the Middle East in various destinations. These include 46 deluxe and first-class properties across Thailand, as well as 24 hotels and resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Bali, Sri Lanka, Qatar, Laos, Oman, Turkey and China.
The new properties will mark Centara’s presence in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East raising the company’s scope for further expansion into the respective regions.