Centara Hotels announces debuts in Mauritius, Bali

BANGKOK Centara Hotels & Resorts has signed management contracts for hotels in Mauritius and Indonesia, marking the Bangkok-based company’s debut in both countries.

The 90-key Centara Grand Nusa Dua Resort & Villas, Bali, is scheduled to debut in December. The resort will feature 14 villas, two restaurants, a Spa Cenvaree, two swimming pools and meeting space.

“We are delighted to be announcing our move into Bali, and regard this as an important part of our strategy for expanding overseas with the acquisition of high-quality resort properties in outstanding tourism destinations,” says Centara President Gerd Steeb.

Due to open in October 2012, Centara Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritius is set on a 500-m stretch of white sand beach on the northeast coast of the island and will have its own diving reef. Of the resort’s 98 guestrooms, 87 will face the ocean and all will feature private balconies.

“We have identified a gap in the market for a quality 4-star beachfront family-friendly resort offering a choice of half-board or all-inclusive stays, and we are very confident in making this property our sixth overseas destination,” Steeb says. “Entering the Mauritius hospitality market is a perfect addition to our expansion plans, as it will immediately tap our core source markets from around the world.”

The Mauritius project is owned by Indian Ocean Real Estate Co. Ltd.

Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s largest operator of hotels, with 37 properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the kingdom. These latest management deals represent Centara’s fifth and sixth international destinations, joining properties in the Maldives, India, the Philippines and Vietnam, all of which have debuted within the past 18 months.