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Group History

 
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2015
Reopened managed hotel after an extensive renovation plan in Rayong 41 keys
Acquired 1 hotel management and rebranding 1 convention centre in Thailand 150 keys
Acquired 3 hotel managements in China 596 keys
Acquired 4 hotel management agreements in Vietnam, Turkey, Doha and Cuba 1,351 keys
Invested in COSI hotel in Samui 151 keys
As end of 2015, we own and operate 16 hotels and resorts in Thailand (14) plus 1 COSI hotel in pipeline and Maldives (2) 3,976 keys
For managed business, we operate 24 hotels and resorts in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Sri Lanka plus 29 hotels and resorts in pipeline including Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, China, Laos, Sri Lanka, Doha, Qatar, Cuba and Turkey 10,607 keys
Total portfolio 69 hotels and resorts 14,583 keys
 
2013    
Opened the second owned hotel in Maldives, Centara Ras Furhi Resort & Spa Maldives 140 keys
Opened managed hotel in Phang Nga,Centara Seaview Resort Khoa Lak 218 keys
Opened 2 managed hotels in Bangkok; Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok and Centra Central Station Bangkok 431 keys
Opened 2 managed hotels in Pattaya; Centara Grand Modus Resort & Spa Pattaya and Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattay 380 keys
Opened the second managed hotel in Mauritius; Centara Grand Azuri Resort & Spa Mauritius 100 keys
Opened managed hotel in Sri Lanka; Centara Passikudah Resort & Spa Sri Lanka 126 keys
Acquired 8 management contracts in Thailand 1,398 keys
Acquired 2 management contracts in Ethiopia and Qatar 660 keys
Owned and joint venture total 15 hotels and resorts in Thailand and Maldives 3,825 keys
Managed total 51 hotels and resorts in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, China, Mauritius, Ethiopia and Qatar 9,396 keys
     
2014    
Rebranded 4 star hotel in Phuket: Centara Blue Marine Resort Phuket 266 keys
Opened managed hotel in Pattaya: Centra Avenue Hotel Pattaya 51 keys
Opened managed hotels in Sri Lanka, Centara Ceysand Resort & Spa Sri Lanka 165 keys
Opened managed hotels in Mauritius, Centara Grand Auzri Residence & Suites Mauritius 100 keys
Opened managed hotel in Indonesia: Centara Grand Nusa Dua Resort & Villas 14 keys
Acquired 3 management contracts in Thailand 495 keys
Acquired 8 management contracts overseas (Laos, Indonesia and Oman) 2,229 keys
Ownership interest in 15 hotels and resorts; ie 13 in Thailand and 2 in the Maldives 3,825 keys
Managed a total of 60 hotels and resorts in Thailand, China, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Mauritius, Ethiopia, Qatar and Oma 11,230 keys
Total portfolio 75 hotels and resorts 15,055 keys
2011    
Opened first managed resort in Vietnam, Chen Sea Resort & Spa, Phu Quoc, Centara Boutique Collection 36 rooms
Opened first managed hotel in the Philippines, Centara Hotel Manila 96 rooms
Acquired 11 managed hotels & resorts in Thailand 2,682 rooms
Acquired 12 managed hotels & resorts overseas including new locations in Bali, Sri Lanka, China and Mauritius 1,830 rooms
Owned total 15 hotels & resorts in Thailand and Maldives 3,827 rooms
Managed total 40 hotels & resorts in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, The Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and China 6,820 rooms
     
2012    
Opened first managed hotel in Mauritius, Centara Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritius 100 keys
Opened Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Khonkaen 196 keys
Opened Centra Government Complex Hotel & Convention Centre Chaeng Wattana 204 keys
Acquired 3 management contracts in Thailand 307 keys
Acquired 2 management contracts in Vietnam and Maldives 308 keys
Owned and joint venture total 15 hotels and resorts in Thailand and Maldives 3,827 keys
Managed total 43 hotels and resorts in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Maldives, China, and Mauritius 7,393 keys
Total portfolio 58 hotels and resorts 11,220 keys
2009    
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya a first themed hotel in Thailand, 5-star property on Wong Amat Beach had its Grand Opening on November 3. 555 rooms
The Centara Grand Island Resort Maldives opened its mainly over water villas being the first overseas property of Centara Hotels & Resorts. 112 villas
Earlier in the year 2 management contract were signed for Bhundari Resort and Spa Samui property was taken over in April together with 124 villas/rooms
Centara Pariya Resort Koh Pha-Ngan 44 villas
Siripanna Villas Resort Chiang Mai 74 suites/villas
a 5-star property, the first Centara Boutique Collection, opened on November 15.    
The second overseas property, Moksha Himalaya Spa Resort, Centara Boutique Collection opened its Spa and hotel suites late in the year. 62 suites
A second ZICO, Brazilian Grill and Steak Restaurant, opened at the Central Festival Shopping Centre, Pattaya.    
     
2010    
Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, 5-star beach resort located at the most secluded area of Karon Beach in Phuket has its soft opening on November 3 262 rooms
Centra, new mid-range brand is launched in Phuket, Centra Ashlee Hotel Patong 110 rooms
Expansion of Centara Boutique Collection from 1 hotel to 12 hotels 494 rooms
2006    
Sold Central Floating Hotel, Dili, East Timor. 607 rooms/suites
Acquisition through a JV with Lehman Brothers (50:50) for two hotels in Phuket, namely the Islandia 335 rooms, now Central Karon Beach Resort 335 rooms
and the Jiva, 128 rooms, now Central Kata Resort. 128 rooms
HRH. Princess Ubonrattana graciously presided over the grand opening ceremony of Central Krabi Bay Resort on November 12, 2006.    
Major renovation of Central Hua Hin Village with upgrading to Pool Villas now    
The Villas at Sofitel Central Hua Hin Resort.    
Upgrading of Central Samui Beach Resort and Central Samui Village through the addition of Pool Suites and Pool Villas, respectively.    
     
2007    
In March, the board approved name change for the Company's hotel division to CENTARA HOTELS AND RESORTS.    
Opened Bangkok Convention Centre at Centara Grand at CentralWorld.    
Centara Kata Resort added 30 more rooms 158 rooms
     
2008    
The Centara Chaan Talay in Trat, managed by CHR, opened in March 44 suites
Centara Grand at Central World and Bangkok Convention Centre (BCC), the new Flagship of the company celebrated its official Grand Opening on December 2 in the presence of HRH Princess Ubonrattana.    
In December, Central Group renewed its lease with State Railway of Thailand with respect to the Central Plaza complex at Ladprao, Bangkok; which includes the Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok for 20 years (to 2028) Entered into Joint Venture and Hotel Management Agreements for the Centara Grand Island Resort Maldives, scheduled to open in the second part of 2009.    
     
2001    
Added 8 more villas to Central Karon Village, Phuket 72 villas
Signed Franchise agreements for :    
Bangkok as Sofitel Central Plaza Hotel and 607 rooms/suites
Hat Yai as Novotel Central Sukhontha 238 rooms/suites
Started construction of SKY HALL, exhibition facility at Sofitel Central Plaza Bangkok    
     
2002    
Major renovations at Central Samui Beach Resort and Sofitel Central Hua Hin Resort    
Added new facilities to Sofitel Central Plaza, with a Centara Spa at Mezzanine level as well as Cencio Karaoke Lounge.    
     
2003    
Broke ground for Central Krabi Bay Resort a 5 star luxury property. 192 rooms/suites
Opening of ZICO's Brazilian Grill and Bar in Samui.    
Signed Agreement signed to develop the Central World Hotel at CentralWorld 505 rooms/suites
Plaza, including a 20,000 sqm. Convention and Exhibition Centre.    
     
2004    
Obtained construction permits for :    
Central Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya 555 rooms/suites
Central Phuket Beach Resort, Phuket 262 rooms/suites
Additional 10 suites - Novotel Central Sukhontha Hat Yai 248 rooms/suites
     
2005    
Hotel Management Agreement for Central Duangtawan Hotel in Chiangmai on January 1. 500 rooms/suite
Received first guests at Central Krabi Bay Resort on December 25. 192 rooms/suites
1996    
HRH. Princess Somsawali graciously presided over the grand opening ceremony of Central Samui Beach Resort 208 rooms/suites
Sold Central Plaza hotel Los Angeles    
   
1997    
Sofitel Central Hua Hin Resort added new Garden Wing of 60 rooms 255 rooms/suites
Central Waterfront Suites at Karon, Phuket commenced of operation 39 suites
   
1998    
Created "Village" brand concept.    
Purchased Central Butterfly Village, Koh Samui 40 villas
and commenced extension of 60 villas, total now 100 villas
Rebranded the group as Central Hotels & Resorts.    
     
1999    
Opened Central Karon Village, Phuket 64 villas
Renamed Central Butterfly Village as Central Samui Village 100 villas
     
2000    
Moved Central Floating Hotel to East Timor and re-opened as Central Maritime Hotel, Dili, East Timor. 133 rooms/suites
1993    
Purchased a newly built hotel in Los Angeles 180 rooms/suites
Became Public Company Limited    
   
1993/94    
Acquired Central Floating Hotel (a converted vessel) 133 rooms/suites
   
1995    
Opened Central Sukhontha Hotel, Hat Yai 238 rooms/suites
1986    
HRH. Princess Somsawali graciously presided over the grand opening ceremony. Opened and fully-renovated Sofitel Cental Hua Hin Resort 195 rooms/suites
   
1988    
Entered into Hotel Management Agreement for Central Wong Amat Beach Resort 178 rooms/suites
   
1990    
Listed on Stock Exchange of Thailand    
Acquired Central Mae Sot Hotel 120 rooms/suites
1983    
Hyatt Central Plaza, Bangkok and Bangkok Convention Centre officially opened 607 rooms/suites