With 26 years in the company, Thirayuth Chirathivat has managed to expand Centara Hotels and Resorts into markets featuring China, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, United Arab Emirates and Turkey.
Not only has the Centara collection grown from 10 properties to nearly 70 hotels and resorts, but the group now aims to double its size with additional properties in Thailand while expanding its footprint into new continents and market niches in the next five years.
The brand has new properties set to open, one of which is in Dubai - Centara Deira Islands Beach Resort Dubai.
Talking about the future of the company, Chirathivat said: “My vision is for Centara to be the leading global hospitality group of Thai origin, to bring our Thai-inspired service to our loyal customers around the world. I want success to be achieved ethically and responsibly, to contribute to the communities where we operate and to sustain today’s natural resources for future generations to come.”