The swimming pool at Centara Muscat Hotel The swimming pool at Centara Muscat Hotel

Centara celebrates 40 years

Centara Hotels & Resorts is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Over the past four decades, Centara has grown from a single hotel in 1983, its flagship Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, to a global hospitality brand with 93 properties across Asia and the Middle East.

Centara’s 40-year history is marked by numerous achievements. In 1986, the company acquired and renovated the historic Railway Hotel Hua Hin, now the heritage Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin which celebrated its 100-year anniversary this year.

In 1990, became a publicly listed company on the Stock Exchange of Thailand and in 2007, ‘Central Hotels & Resorts’ rebranded itself as ‘Centara Hotels & Resorts,’ defining its own identity.

In 2009, Centara launched its first ‘Mirage’ themed resort, a family-focused property, with Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. The year also saw the opening of Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives, marking the brand’s first foray into the overseas market, which has since grown to include properties in Sri Lanka, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and most recently, Japan.   

To kick off its 40-year anniversary celebrations, Centara Hotels & Resorts is rolling out a series of campaigns, privileges and charitable initiatives throughout the rest of 2023.