Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced that its first property in Khon Kaen, in northeast Thailand, will be soft-opening at the end of 2011. The new Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Khon Kaen will be operated under a previously-signed management contract with Khon Kaen Buri Company Limited.
The 12-storey property will feature 196 rooms, and is located near to the Central Plaza Khon Kaen shopping centre. It will also feature the largest hotel convention centre in Khon Kaen, with multiple meeting rooms. The Khon Kaen Convention Hall can hold up to 2,000 attendees seated theatre-style and 2,500 for a reception, while the Prachasamosorn Ballroom has a capacity for 700 persons seated theatre-style and 350 for banquets.
The convention hall also has access to an outdoor swimming pool which is surrounded by a landscaped garden for cocktail receptions and other events, and there are six other meeting rooms for breakout sessions or separate functions.
“In addition to being a superb hotel for leisure and business travellers in the centre of this very busy region, it also strengthens our marketing operation for the MICE sector,” said Chris Bailey, Centara’s Senior Vice President for Sales & Marketing.
“The hotel will become the hub for the MICE business in this part of Thailand, a market that is growing, and the hotel is only 15 minutes away from Khon Kaen airport. Further, it perfectly complements our other property in the northeast, Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Udon Thani,” he added.
Other facilities at the hotel include a Spa Cenvaree, a fitness centre, two restaurants, a British-style pub, a club lounge, bakery, and a lobby lounge.