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Centara Signs Deal to Bring Brand to Japan

by Erich Martin

Oct 10, 2019
eFlyer News

One of Thailand’s leading hotel operators is making the move to Japan for the first time thanks to a landmark deal.

An agreement between Centara Hotels and Resorts and Taisei Corporation and Kanden Realty and Development will bring an upper-upscale property with more than 500 rooms to Osaka’s Namba district.

Centara Grand Hotel Osaka brings 515 rooms to a 34-story tower in Osaka. The property will open in 2023.

“Extending the Centara footprint to Japan has been a long-term strategic objective for the company, and this is a major milestone for the Centara brand as we have successfully added the 14th country to our portfolio,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, CEO, Centara.

The hotel will offer 360-degree views of the city, with the upper floors including a lounge with customizable spaces for meetings and events. In addition to luxurious rooms, event space and stunning views, the hotel will have Spa Cenvaree, a fully-equipped fitness centre and diverse dining options.

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