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2016 Smart Travel Reader Votes Boost Centara’s Top Properties

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The reputable online travel magazine “Smart Travel”, a key resource for Asian travellers, has just nominated four Centara properties in important categories for 2016. 

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Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld was recognised as one of the ‘Top 25 Conference Hotels’ in Asia, and three other properties, – Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui and Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket were included in the ‘Top 25 Leisure Hotels & Resorts’ in Asia, as well as in the ‘Top 25 Spa Hotels & Resorts’ in Asia, a nomination which Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui also received.

As the average reader who votes in the polls is a well-travelled individual, taking on average 12 annual air trips a year, these awards clearly recognize a hotel brand’s performance. “At Centara, we are committed to continually evolving and improving our products and service to meet and exceed guest needs. We are delighted to see this is recognized and applauded by guests and readers who have voted for us for 8 consecutive years.” commented Tom Thrussell, Vice President of Brand, Marketing & Digital at Centara Hotels & Resorts.

Smart Travel Asia’s ‘Best in Travel Poll’ by Smart Travel Asia, part of one of Asia’s most influential travel magazines with over 1,000,000 online readers, has now been running for 14 years. Votes, which are collected during open polls that run for three months, are based on real-life travel experiences, word-of-mouth opinions, as well as the popularity of hospitality brands. 2016’s results showed the increasing influence of voters from India, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Middle East, Australia and Europe.