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Samui, Thailand – February 22, 2017 Centara Hotels & Resorts announces the appointment of Mr. Denis Thouvard to the position of General Manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, Thailand, effective from February 13, 2017.

Mr.Thouvard is French national who firstly joined Centara Hotels & Resorts team in 2009 as General Manager for the opening of Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket. In just a few short years, his expertise in hospitality management, coupled with his contribution and excellent performance earned him the promotion as the Area General Manager for Phuket in 2012, with additional responsibilities to oversee both Centara Villas Phuket and Centra Ashlee Hotel Patong. Mr. Thouvard has continuously used his in-depth knowledge and a broad vision to grow the Centara reputation to the worldwide market. Most recently, Mr.Thouvard held the position of General Manager at the former Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket.

Throughout several years of excellent management of Centara’s properties in Phuket, Mr.Thouvard has been given great support in introducing Centara as one of the most preferred hospitailty brands for familes, luxurious leisure travellers and MICE markets in the region. During his tenure, guests from all over the world enjoyed their stays and returned to their home countries with memorable experiences about Centara’s properties. Mr.Thouvard’s true dedication and hard work has yielded international accreditations to Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket and Centara Villas Phuket, both of which received Earth Check Silver Certificate for two consecutive years.

“With his outstanding performance with Centara Hotels and Resorts for more than seven years, I strongly believe that Denis will be able to bring Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui to new heights of success,” said Mr.Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels and Resorts.

About Centara Hotels & Resorts

Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading hotel operator, with a total of 65 deluxe and first-class properties; 43 across major domestic tourist destinations, as well as 22 hotels and resorts located in prominent international destinations, including Maldives, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, China, Qatar, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates. The diversity of Centara properties means that the brand can cater easily to all of the differing needs of couples, families, individuals, and business professionals. Centara also operates 22 branches of Spa Cenvaree, an award-winning spa brand, together with seven branches of the value brand Cense by Spa Cenvaree, which provides core spa services for busy travellers. The company’s Kids’ Clubs are available at all their family-friendly resorts to ensure that children – and their parents – can enjoy their own kinds of fun.

Centara also operates state-of-the-art convention centres in Bangkok and in Udon Thani. The latest Centara brand to be launched is COSI Hotels, an affordable lifestyle brand designed for travellers who predominantly make their bookings via the internet and who want comfort and convenience at affordable prices; the first property is due to open in 2017.

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