Along with the hotel property, Centara will be managing luxury residences in the same complex, under the company's Centara Grand Residence & Suites brand.
The new resort is Centara's second in Mauritius, the first having been Centara Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritius, which had opened almost exactly a year previously.
"Centara Grand Azuri Resort & Spa is one of the focal points of Azuri oceanfront village, which is very much a high-end destination, and we are in exactly the right place to attract guests who appreciate five-star facilities and service," says area general manager for Mauritius, John Bendtsen.
Chris Bailey, senior vice president for sales and marketing at Centara Hotels & Resorts, says that Mauritius is a very exciting destination, and that the island has enormous potential for future tourism growth.
"With our five-star Centara Grand brand and the adjoining five-star Residence & Suites, together with our core four-star Hotels & Resorts brand which has been open for slightly more than a year now, we have a very strong marketing position in Mauritius," he says. "The response from the travel industry has been extremely positive."
Azuri oceanfront village is 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.
Accommodation is a combination of 100 rooms and thatched suites, with the latter each having its own private plunge pool.
Family friendly facilities include a large number of the rooms and suites 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.
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.
Leisure facilities include two swimming pools, while non-motorised water sports are offered free of charge and include windsurfing, kayaking, and use of pedal boats, catamarans and glass-bottom boats.
The resort has an adventure centre with 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.
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.
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