, Thailand’s leading hospitality group, has signed hotel management agreements for three new hotels in Phuket’s Mai Khao Beach area owned by . Two properties are already in operation and fall under Centara management from 11th September, while the third property is in development. The new agreements expand Centara’s presence across the island to a total of nine hotels and resorts, with eight in operation.
“We are very happy to be adding these three resorts to our growing portfolio. They offer a diverse range of accommodation along one of Phuket’s finest beaches, giving guests travelling to Phuket an even greater variety of Centara resorts to suit their needs and preferences,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts.
Mikhail Tyurin, Managing Director of Maikhao Dream Company Limited, added: “This is a significant milestone for our company, and we are very excited to be working with Centara. Their management team has vast experience in the Phuket market, and the Centara brand gives our properties a significant boost in visibility with our target customers.”
The hotel management agreements encompass the following properties:
• The 22-key Maikhao Dream Villa Resort & Spa, which will join the Centara Boutique Collection on 11th September 2019, is the only beachfront villas resort on the shores of Mai Khao Beach. The resort offers luxurious accommodation in spacious private villas. Two-bedroom villas accommodate up to four adults and two children with 460 sqm of space, and three-bedroom villas measuring 650 sqm accommodate up to six adults and two children in spacious comfort.
Each of the 22 villas has its own private pool and whirlpool, outdoor pavilion and well-equipped kitchen. Resort facilities include a swimming pool, fitness centre, spa, kids’ club, retail shop, library and business lounge, as well as an international all-day dining restaurant and wine cellar. Phuket International Airport is a 20-minute drive from the resort.
Centara Boutique Collection is a carefully curated brand portfolio reserved for upper upscale properties in unique locations that are individual, design-centric and provide a distinct experience. All the properties in the collection are intimately sized and found in destinations that attract experiential travellers who prefer small, stylish hotels. This hotel is the perfect addition to the collection. It is a truly unique resort and its modern Thai design focus is both authentic to its environment and the perfect representation of the progressive Thai heritage of Centara Hotels & Resorts.
• The 142-key Maikhao Hotel, which opened in early 2019 and will also be managed by Centara from 11th September, is a midscale hotel offering contemporary design and comfortable accommodation as well as excellent facilities. It offers standard and superior twin rooms, studios, and one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites. Facilities include a main swimming pool with separate kids’ pool, fitness centre, meeting rooms, beer garden, karaoke room and an all-day dining restaurant.
• The 280-key Centra by Centara Maikhao Resort Phuket is a green field development currently under construction. When completed, the resort will feature facilities including a swimming pool, fitness centre, meeting venues, a kids’ club, and an all-day dining venue. The resort is expected to open in 2024.