Management team inspects Centara’s new Mauritius resort with opening set for December 2012

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John Bendtsen, Area General Manager, Centara Hotels & Resorts Mauritius, together with Sailash Boodhoo, Project Manager, and Mahen Tacouri, Chief Engineer of Centara Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauri

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John Bendtsen, Area General Manager, Centara Hotels & Resorts Mauritius, together with Sailash Boodhoo, Project Manager, and Mahen Tacouri, Chief Engineer of Centara Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritius, have inspected the progress on the construction of the new resort, which is scheduled for a soft opening in December 2012.

Located at Poste Lafayette on the northeast coast of the island, the low-rise resort is flanked by a beach with its own lagoon and reef to one side and a mountain to the other.

The accommodation consists of 100 rooms, with a choice of superior and deluxe with garden or ocean views. The resort is family-friendly and the larger rooms, in addition to the king or twin bed options, are also equipped with a sofa bed.

Restaurant facilities include an all-day restaurant named Cafe Nautilus that serves international cuisines; an a la carte restaurant named Phi, which specializes in Asian and Indian Ocean cuisines; and a beach restaurant and bar named Aqua 1800 that serves cocktails and comfort foods.

Leisure attractions include a Spa Cenvaree, a free-form swimming pool and children’s pool, fitness center, a kids’club with separate zones for the very young and the teens, and beach activities such as volleyball and beach badminton. The calm waters of the lagoon are suitable for snorkeling.

Accommodation at the resort will be offered as a choice of Half Board Plus, with buffet breakfast and a choice of either lunch or dinner together with a complimentary open bar concept for the meal service period, or an All-Inclusive option, which includes all meals and an full open bar served from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm daily.

The Republic of Mauritius is an island nation off the southeast coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. Mauritius has a rich cultural legacy with its Portuguese, Dutch, French, British, and Indian influences, and features a diversity of spectacular landscapes, whether inland or along the white beaches that embrace the island.

Centara Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritius is a one-hour drive from the island’s Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, which has worldwide connections via airlines that include British Airways, Air France, Emirates, and the domestic airline Air Mauritius.

Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 38 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 18 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Bali Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Mauritius Indian Ocean, brings the present total to 56 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 24 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 travelers. 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 two state-of-the-art convention centers in Bangkok, and two in northeastern Thailand, one being located in Udon Thani and the other in Khon Kaen.

PHOTO: John Bendtsen (center), Area General Manager, Centara Hotels & Resorts Mauritius; Sailash Boodhoo (right), Project Manager; and Mahen Tacouri (left), Chief Engineer of Centara Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritius

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