Booking.com, one of the world’s leading online travel agents, has named two of Centara Hotels&Resorts’ 5-star Grand branded hotels as Outstanding Hotel Partner for 2012.
Centara’s online distribution division was presented with the awards at a reception in Bangkok on April 3, 2012.
The awards are for top performing properties within specific regions in Thailand, and went to Centara Grand Beach Resort&Villas Krabi, with a total 333 hotels competing, and Centara Grand Beach Resort&Villas Hua Hin, out of total 149 hotels.
“Booking.com is one of our leading business partners, and we are delighted with these awards, which are based on recorded online sales data,” said Chris Bailey, Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing at Centara Hotels&Resorts.
“For these two properties to make such an outstanding showing amongst very tough competition, does, I believe, reveal the strength of our five-star Grand brand,” he added.
Centara Hotels&Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 39 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 17 resorts in the Maldives; Philippines; Vietnam; Bali, Indonesia; Sri Lanka; and Mauritius Indian Ocean brings the present total to 56 properties. Brands and properties within Centara ensure that specific categories such as couples, families, individuals, and meetings and incentives groups will all find a hotel or resort that is appropriate to their needs. Centara operates 25 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand’s most luxurious and innovative spa brands, and the company’s Kids’ Club is available at all the family-friendly resorts to ensure that the youngsters and teens are taken care of. Centara Hotels&Resorts also operates two state-of-the-art convention centers in Bangkok, and one in Udon Thani in northeastern Thailand.