Centara Hotels & Resorts is about to make its debut in the Middle East, bringing a genuine slice of Thai-style hospitality to the region. The company has just signed a management contract with owner Al Bandary Hotel Management to create Centara Grand West Bay Hotel Doha, in the city’s newly-developed West Bay district.
From beginnings in Bangkok, Centara Hotels & Resorts has gone on to own and manage 48 deluxe and first-class properties across all of the major tourist destinations in Thailand, as well as a further 25 hotels and resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Bali, Sri Lanka, Qatar, Laos, Oman, Turkey and China.
The new Doha hotel, with a planned opening in 2016, will feature Centara’s own signature ‘Suan Bua’ restaurant, a stunning Thai concept venue where diners can sample authentic, traditional Thai dishes presented in a contemporary and elegant way. The global popularity of Thai cuisine is just one aspect of how Centara plans to introduce Doha to the distinctive benefits of South East Asian culture. Forming part of a larger entertainment zone, Spa Cenvaree, Centara’s luxury spa partner, will blend traditional Thai-style interiors with the region’s traditional therapeutic ingredients and practices to create a super-sumptuous South East Asian spa experience. Globally, Centara operates 36 branches of the award-winning Spa Cenvaree, together with seven branches of the value brand ‘Cense by Spa Cenvaree’, all of which offer guests the very best of Thailand’s health and beauty regimes.
The Spa facilities at Centara Grand West Bay Hotel Doha, while utterly Thai in atmosphere and attention to detail, will come locally-appealing features, such as male and female facilities and private hammams.