BANGKOK, Thailand – It is a great privilege for Centara Hotels & Resorts to be presented with awards in two categories from Smart Travel Awards 2015.
Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Conference Hotels. Part of the Top 25 Spa Hotels & Resorts as well as the Top 25 Leisure Hotels & Resorts is Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui.
Voters also ranked several Thailand destinations in the top 10 for Holiday Destinations, such as Bangkok, which ranked #1, followed by Phuket #3, and Koh Samui #7. “Centara has a strong presence in all of these destinations and it is refreshing to hear from the Smart Travel readers that those are top destinations for travelers,” comments Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Operating Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts. “It is powerful to receive recognition that reflects the first hand experiences of people who have been to and experienced the Centara, Thai hospitality.”
The 2015 Best in Travel Poll by Smart Travel Asia, travel magazine for Asia with more than 1,000,000 online magazine readers voting, has now been running for 12 years and reflects perceptions of the readers. Votes, which were collected during an open poll that ran for three months, were based on real-life travel experiences, word-of-mouth opinions, as well as the popularity of hospitality brands as created by advertising and public relations efforts. The results demonstrated an increase in voters from India, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Middle East, Australia and Europe.
Centara is a member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) .