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Monday, December 16, 2013

Centara opens second resort in Mauritius with 5-star property at Azuri oceanfront village

Centara Hotels & Resorts of Thailand on 15 December 2013 soft-opened its second property in Mauritius, Centara Grand Azuri Resort & Spa Mauritius, a five-star resort located directly on the beach at the new Azuri oceanfront village complex on the northeast coast of the island.

Along with the hotel property, Centara will be managing luxury residences in the same complex, under the company's Centara Grand Residence & Suites brand.

"Mauritius is a very exciting destination that has enormous potential, and we are proud to be announcing this next step in our international expansion," says Thirayuth Chirathivat, chief executive officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts.

"Our first resort property on the island, Centara Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritius, opened in December 2012 and by adding our premier five-star brand we are adding very strongly to our presence in this market."

Centara Grand Azuri Resort & Spa Mauritius is part of the Azuri oceanfront village, a 420-acre development that is home to luxury residences, retail outlets and sports and marine services.
The resort enjoys a beachfront setting, with a lagoon for swimming and water sports.

"Azuri is a prime high-end destination and our resort is a focal point of this superb new development," says Chris Bailey, senior vice president for sales and marketing at Centara Hotels & Resorts.

"We have a very strong marketing position for our five-star brand, and we are very confident in our appeal to the upper sector of the market for couples, honeymooners and families alike."

Accommodation at Centara Grand Azuri Resort & Spa Mauritius is a combination of 100 rooms and thatched villas, a combination of sculpted garden view rooms and ocean facing rooms and villas with the latter each having its own private plunge pool.

Family friendly facilities include a large number of the rooms and villas being equipped with two double beds, comfortably sleeping a family of four, and there is a supervised kids' club that has two separate zones, with a Pirates' Cove for the youngsters and an E-Zone for the teens.

Leisure facilities include two swimming pools, while non-motorised water sports are offered free of charge and include windsurfing, snorkelling, kayaking, sailing and use of pedal boats, catamarans and glass-bottom boats.

The resort has an adventure centre with complimentary access to a wide range of facilities including trampolines, rock climbing, archery and badminton equipment, zip-lines, skate park, cycling trails, fly fishing lessons and bush craft activities.

Spa Cenvaree offers a full spa menu with therapeutic treatments including Ayurvedic applications and holistic experiences, and there is also a fully equipped fitness centre.

A variety of dining options are available, and the resort offers a choice of meal plans with the Half Board Plus concept for guests who may be planning to spend days out exploring the island, and the All-Inclusive experience for a totally carefree holiday.

Le Comptoir is the all-day restaurant and will serve colourful buffets, a menu of internationally inspired dishes along with the best of local Mauritius cuisine and an eclectic selection of Asian fare, and will have live cooking stations. Lazuli will be an evening venue serving Mediterranean inspired cuisine, and Black Pepper will feature beach barbecues, themed dinners, and light meals served al-fresco in a convivial ambience.

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.

For more information and reservations, please contact tel. +662 101 1234 ext 1 or e-mail to reservations@chr.co.th  or website  http://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/cgam

Photography of Centara Grand Azuri Resort & Spa Mauritius is available to download from the Photo Library http://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/cgam

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