Koh Samui (Thailand) – February 7, 2014 – Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Martin Heiniger from Cluster General Manager of Centara Hotels & Resorts Bali, Indonesia to Area General Manager Samui and General Manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui.
Martin’s experience in hotel management goes back more than 20 years, and he has worked in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Switzerland, Egypt, Indonesia and Thailand. He can speak fluent German, English, Italian and French. He has been with Centara Hotels & Resorts since 2006, initially in the position of General Manager of Centara Villas Samui and Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui. Martin was Cluster General Manager of Centara Hotels & Resorts Bali, Indonesia for two years prior to being appointed as Area General Manager Samui and General Manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui.
Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 47 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 18 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Shanghai, Bali Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Mauritius Indian Ocean, Ethiopia brings the present total to 65 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 27 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand’s most luxurious and innovative spa brands, together with its newly launched value brand Cense by Spa Cenvaree, which provides core spa services for busy travellers.
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 three state-of-the-art convention centres in Bangkok, and two in northeastern Thailand, one being located in Udon Thani and the other in Khon Kaen. The latest Centara brand is named COSI Hotels, an economy brand designed for travellers who predominantly make their bookings via the internet and who want comfort and convenience at the most friendly prices available, which is under development with the first property due to open in 2016.