Thailand’s Centara invests more than 100 million baht


Centara Hotels and Resorts has invested more than 100 million baht (over US$3.1 million) on upgrading and expanding its signature Spa Cenvaree brand, bringing Spa Cenvaree outlets throughout Thailand to 11 by July 2008.

Mr.Gerd Steeb, President of Centara Hotels & Resorts revealed, “A 20 million baht renovation program at Spa Cenvaree at the Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui has created a world-class spa encompassing the latest in health, traditional beauty and wellness therapies in surroundings that blend impeccably with the natural environment. Facilities include treatment rooms with distinctive color schemes, a Thai sala (pavilion), relaxation lounge, wet treatment room with chromo therapy, private couple suites with Jacuzzi, and an open-air nail sala surrounded by beautiful lotus ponds.”

Stated Supatra Chirathivat, Senior Vice President of Development, “A rainforest spa is being created at Centara Villas Samui, with Spa Cenvaree due to reopen in July 2008 following a 20 million baht investment. Tucked away in a serene rainforest and overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, the spa treatment rooms are individually designed with jungle themes and incorporate natural materials including bamboo, local wood, stone, and water elements. Facilities include a steam bath, a nail salon, and an outdoor foot massage pavilion beside a lotus pond.”

Newly opened in March at the Centara Chaan Talay Resort and Villas Trat, the Spa Cenvaree is housed in a cluster of thatched-roof treatment pavilions set amidst the lush jungle. The decor concept is based on nature and simplicity, reflecting the natural surroundings and the use of herbs and ancient therapies. The spa features three private couple pavilions, a meditation hall for meditative exercises, and an open-air beach sala.

The newest Spa Cenvaree is the flagship outlet, due to be opened in June 2008 at the Centara Grand at CentralWorld, in Bangkok, and represents an investment of 45 million baht. The spa has 14 stylish treatment rooms featuring ultra-contemporary Thai interiors reflecting the hotel’s design concept, which is based on the four elements of Earth, fire, air and water.

Basing its philosophy in age-old therapies, Spa Cenvaree at the Centara Grand is also technology driven, with the newest hydro facilities, an infrared sauna, and science-based slimming technologies amongst the facilities. There is an open-air sala, a nail salon, and the Lifestyles on 26 fitness center.

The renovation and upgrade plan for Spa Cenvaree will also include a new wilderness spa for Centara Villas Phuket. The spa will be housed in five traditional villas constructed of wood and stone, overlooking the Andaman Sea, drawing on the healing powers of nature. An open-air sala will provide relaxing foot massage along with pedicure and manicure services. The new spa will be completed in December 2008, following an investment of 20 million baht.

A total renovation is being undertaken for Spa Cenvaree at Centara Karon Resort Phuket, with emphasis placed on a rainforest theme and design elements to reflect its cultural heritage. All treatment rooms will be upgraded with rich shades of colors, reflecting the beauty of the wild flowers on the island.

Established in the year 2000, Spa Cenvaree’s philosophy is guided by the three pillars of wellbeing — body, energy and soul.

Thirayuth Chirathivat, Senior Vice President of Project Management for Centara Hotels & Resorts concluded, “Apart from expanding its presence in Thailand, Spa Cenvaree will expand into key emerging markets, such as China, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates.”