Travel Deals

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Capella Bangkok’s new Staycation Package
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Exclusive alternative state quarantine packages at Centara Watergate Pavillion Bangkok
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Capella Bangkok celebrating festive season in style with a full month of epicurean experiences and family gatherings
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Dusit International reimagines its marketing strategy for the new normal, introduces three new pillars for sustainable business
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Dusit International charts expansion of ASAI Hotels to meet the challenges of the new normal in Bangkok
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Capella Bangkok opens for reservations ahead of its launch on the Chao Phraya River on Oct. 1
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Away with Six Senses
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Vie Spa By Organika is re-opening with a 40% discount on the menu
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12 ways of gifting: Avani Hotels & Resorts Launch Avani gift cards collection
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Centara offers travel with confidence with fully flexible deal stays  

Capella Bangkok’s new Staycation Package

CAPELLA  BANGKOK IS OFFERING A Staycation package for stays up to May 31, 2021. It comes loaded with special benefits, ranging from 8,800 THB to 132,800 per night, based on room type booked.

The daily hotel benefits can be used for wellness treatments and at all the hotel’s restaurants, including at its coming Côte by Muro Colagreco. Phra Nakhon, Stella and Tea Room.The credits can also be used to offset accommodation, capped at 3,000 THB for Riverfront, Riverfront Premier and Verandah; and 5,000 THB for suites and 8,000 THB for Villa.

The package includes: Daily breakfast for two guests ay Phra Nakhon or in-room dining; a bottle of Capelle Bangkok Signature Diamant Champagne; flexible check-in and check-out up to 36 hours; daily sunrise yoga by the river; complimentary pressing up to five pieces of clothing per stay; and daily complimentary non-alcoholic mini bar.

Additional complimentary benefits for Villa and Presidential villa; round-trip limousine transfer from any Bangkok residences; a 30-minute wellness massage on arrival; a dedicated Capella culturalist and daily Apero.

The package is available for Thai residents only, including expatriates residing in Thailand.

 

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Exclusive alternative state quarantine packages at Centara Watergate Pavillion Bangkok

CENTARA WATERGATE PAVILLION Hotel Bangkok, situated in the heart of the city, has unveiled a unique range of upscale Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) packages for Thai citizens, international travellers and expatriates returning to Thailand.

The upscale hotel, owned and managed by Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is offering a series of government-approved staycation experiences for the duration of the mandatory 15-night quarantine period in association with Piyavate Hospital.

Each all-inclusive option includes full-board dining, exclusive airport transfer and access to the highest levels of healthcare.

Accommodation options at the state-of-the-art urban hotel cater to all price points, ranging from 26-square-metre Superior Room to the spacious, 43-square-metre Deluxe One-Bed Suite.

Room type/ Rate  start with Superior / THB48,500; Deluxe / THB55,000; Deluxe Family Resident / THB70,000; and Deluxe One-Bed Suite / THB77,000.

During the two-week stay, guests can benefit from 24-hour room service, high-speed internet, a 20 per cent discount on all in-room dining and laundry services and room cleaning services every other day after the third day.

Access to world-class healthcare, meanwhile, is provided by the internationally-accredited Piyavate Hospital. This includes two Covid-19 tests at the start and end of the stay in a designated screening area and access to a 24-hour on-call nurse. Upon departure, guests receive an official Covid-19-free certificate.

Families and couples returning together can share rooms where applicable, for a charge of THB33,000 per additional person per room, inclusive of three meals a day and two Covid-19 tests. Thai citizens receive a THB2,000 discount on each package.

To ensure guests’ arrivals in the country is seamless, confirmed flight itineraries are required three days prior to airport arrival, in addition to full payment upon reservation.

Since launching in 2013, the 281-room Centara Watergate Bangkok has become one of Bangkok’s most popular hotels for guests seeking stylish accommodation and state-of-the-art amenities in the heart of the city.

 

Capella Bangkok celebrating festive season in style with a full month of epicurean experiences and family gatherings

CAPELLA BANGKOK, a boutique retreat on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, sets the stage for spectacular celebrations this December as it prepares to host a series of festive get-togethers, from seasonal high teas and blissful brunches to dramatic dinners and sparkling parties.

Thailand honours the joy of family throughout December, starting with Father’s Day on Dec. 5 with a “Sharing Menu” lunch with live stations and free-flow wine or Champagne at Phra Nakhon, Capella Bangkok’s authentic Thai restaurant on the river’s edge.

Or with an exceptional “Carte Blanche Menu” and optional wine pairing at Côte by Mauro Colagreco, whose three Michelin-starred restaurant in France claimed first place in “The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards” in 2019.

Fathers can also unwind with a body treatment at Auriga Wellness or learn the art of mixology with a cocktail class at Stella, the hotel’s avant-garde cocktail lounge.

Epicurean experiences continue throughout December at Phra Nakhon for bountiful brunches by the river, while Côte will showcase the wintery indulgence of black and white truffles, which can be savoured alongside its Carte Blanche Menu.

The flavours and fragrances of Christmas also come to life at Stella, where chic décor complements a unique menu of cocktails, desserts and seasonal specialities like mulled wine punch and more.

Meanwhile, at the Tea Lounge, couples can enjoy quality moments in precious company with a Festive High Tea featuring themed sweets, savoury bites and the choice of Champagne for a truly indulgent afternoon.

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, and Capella Bangkok will pay homage to its time-honoured traditions with festive cuisine and Thai touches. Both Phra Nakhon and Côte will stage feasts for families and friends, including Christmas Eve dinners and Christmas Day lunches accompanied by a visit from Santa Claus himself.

On the evening of Dec. 24, Phra Nakhon’s Sharing Menu and Côte’s nine-course Carte Blanche Menu can be paired with fine wine. Follow with a Christmas Day Brunch at Phra Nakhon on Dec. 25, which includes optional free-flow wine or Champagne, while Côte enhances the festive spirit with Christmas gifts and complimentary sweet treats.

Capella Bangkok invites guests and local residents to bid 2020 farewell with a dazzling New Year’s Eve event. On Dec. 31, the culinary experts at Côte will craft an exclusive year-end menu with optional wine pairing, while Phra Nakhon will be host to an interactive feast with shared courses and live stations.

Count down to the new year at Stella, where Champagne, free-flow cocktails and canapés lead up to a spectacular firework show at midnight and a party that continues until 2 a.m.

On New Year’s Eve, you’ll be able to see fireworks from your own outdoor terrace or balcony when booking your countdown stay at Capella Bangkok. The resort offers New Year’s Eve ‘Under The Stars’ accommodation package, starting from THB 52,888 for two persons. This package includes complimentary room upgrade, extravaganza New Year Eve’s dinner, live entertainment, late checkout and more.

The start of a new year is a time of hope and optimism with your loved ones. Phra Nakhon and Côte will both offer special New Year’s Day lunches on Jan 1, with the option of wine and Champagne to start 2021 off in style.

For full details of the festive season at Capella Bangkok, please visit: https://bit.ly/CBK-festive2020

To learn more, please email info.bangkok@capellahotels.com or call +662 098 3888.

Dusit International reimagines its marketing strategy for the new normal, introduces three new pillars for sustainable business

RECOZNIZING THE DEEP and profound impact that the global pandemic has had on Thailand’s tourism and travel industry, the new strategy will see the company establish new partnerships to co-create value beyond its current scope and reach; cultivate greater synergies between its various business units; and create new meaningful guest experiences that contribute to the preservation of the environment, culture, and local communities in its various destinations.

As part of the strategy, Dusit has partnered with Local Alike, an online social enterprise dedicated to the sustainable development of Thai rural communities through responsible tourism, to offer a range of educational tours aimed at young families seeking more meaningful experiences during their stays.

Immersing participants in the lives, culture and cuisines of indigenous communities around Thailand, such as the Tai Lue hill tribe in Chiang Mai and lobster farming communities in Phuket, these experiences are offered under the banner of Dusit Local Explorer.

Dusit also plans to leverage its own resources to provide hospitality and service training for the various communities so they can enhance their skills and learn how to sustainably welcome visitors. Volunteers will come from Dusit Hotels & Resorts as well as Dusit Hospitality Education.

Where possible, Dusit will also support Local Alike’s other initiatives, including Local Aroi, which aims to develop local cuisines to fine dining standards through the creation of special set menus that celebrate the stories, techniques, and sustainable ingredients behind renowned local dishes; and  Local Alot, which supports the sustainable production of handcrafted products.

“Consumer behaviour has changed dramatically during COVID-19 and it’s essential that we change our strategy and pivot our operations to meet their needs as much as possible,” said Group CEO Suphajee Suthumpun, Dusit International.

“Recognizing the accelerated shift from buying things to buying experiences, as well as a clear focus on safety, wellness, sustainability and flexibility, we have spent the last six months enhancing our operations to deliver not only officially certified, heightened standards of hygiene and cleanliness, but also extra convenience, experience and value in line with these key areas.

“The rollout of our three new strategic pillars – Collaboration, Integration, and Social Contribution – will now allow us to align our efforts even further, and drive revenue creation that will benefit our broader communities too. Our partnership with Local Alike signals our strong commitment in this regard, and we are delighted to join them in their mission to find unseen communities and develop them into sustainable tourism attractions that delight visitors and locals alike.”

“I’m grateful for Dusit’s support and appreciation of what we are trying to achieve with our sustainable tourism initiative. Working closely with Dusit’s hotel teams in each location, we have created an exciting range of one-day tours and activities led by the locals themselves to ensure guests have truly authentic and meaningful experiences,” said Somsak Boonkam, founder and CEO, Local Alike.

“We are delighted that, alongside the current day trips, Dusit plans to further support our communities by offering hospitality and service training for residents, and also by seeking opportunities for our Local Aroi and Local Alot programs. This support will certainly help to expedite the development of local destinations, ultimately bringing long-lasting value to all involved.”

The Dusit Local Explorer programs are available now at Dusit Hotels and Resorts in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Khao Yai, Krabi, Pattaya, and Phuket.

To cater to the experiential needs of the luxury segment, Dusit has also teamed up with bespoke tour providers in Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Pattaya and Phuket to provide exclusive end-to-end excursions packaged as The Ultimate Dusit Experience.

A private vineyard tour, a luxury sunset yacht cruise, and a visit to a flower field with a professional photographer are among the experiences offered as part of packages which also include room, breakfast, dinner and more.

More details about The Ultimate Dusit Experience and Dusit Local Explorer packages are available online at dusit.com/specialoffers.

Dusit International charts expansion of ASAI Hotels to meet the challenges of the new normal in Bangkok

DUSIT INTERNATIONAL IS ROLLING OUT its new ASAI Hotels brand with the opening of ASAI Bangkok Chinatown in the heart of the city’s renowned Chinatown district, followed by six more properties all operating under a thoughtfully lean hotel concept Dusit believes will be key to sustainable and profitable growth in the new normal.

Designed to link millennial-minded travellers with authentic local experiences in the world’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, ASAI Hotels is Dusit’s sixth hotel brand and represents the company’s expansion into the affordable lifestyle segment of the lodging spectrum. Its other brands – namely Dusit Thani, dusitD2, Dusit Princess, Dusit Devarana and Elite Havens – cover upper-midscale through to luxury.

Drawing on Dusit’s brand of Thai-inspired hospitality, ASAI Hotels is positioned to offer lean-luxury by providing thoughtfully pared-back services while focusing on in-stay essentials. Large communal spaces, featuring sustainable and locally inspired lifestyle and dining experiences will be central to its offerings.

Starting this month, the brand will initially serve domestic travellers seeking authentic experiences in Bangkok’s historic Chinatown district and culturally rich Old Town.

Another ASAI hotel will open within 12 months in Bangkok’s stylish Sathorn district, followed by three ASAI Hotels in Cebu, the Philippines; one ASAI hotel in the old Yankin area of Yangon, Myanmar; and one ASAI hotel in Kyoto, Japan.

Dusit International believes the ASAI Hotels concept is well-positioned to meet the challenges of a post-COVID-19 world and deliver long-term value for hotel owners, investors and other key stakeholders.

“With its highly agile management structure, streamlined designs, and limited personnel, the ASAI Hotels business model is compact, sustainable and efficient, and ultimately serves as a cost-effective, fitting solution for continuing to grow our business and expand our presence in the new normal,” said Suphajee Suthumpun, Group CEO, Dusit International.

“By expanding our offerings across the lodging spectrum, we are not only tapping into the fast-growing market of millennial-minded customers who desire local experiences, but we are also offering new stay experiences to our existing customers too.

Collaborations with local restaurateurs and artisans, and sustainable sourcing of produce, are just some of the elements we have in place to capture the attention of the market as a whole, and we believe this integrated community approach will be vital to success in our industry following the deep social and economic impact of COVID-19.”

ASAI Bangkok Chinatown features 224 thoughtfully compact rooms (ranging from 18 – 26 sq m). Each room’s contemporary and clean design emphasizes in-stay essentials, such as superior quality beds, high-pressure rain showers, luggage space, and a work desk with USB charging station. A large communal area, meanwhile, includes large and comfortable work areas, a small gym, a bar highlighting craft beers and creative cocktails, a large courtyard with organic herb garden, and Jam Jam restaurant serving a creative twist on local and international favourites.

Located adjacent to Yaowarat Road, only 100 metres from Wat Mangkon MRT underground station, the hotel also puts guests in the heart of a vibrant neighbourhood renowned for its lively fresh markets, historic temples, traditional shophouses, hidden coffee shops and a vast array of streetside eateries.

The Rattanakosin Island area, home to the Grand Palace and Wat Pho, is only two stations away on the MRT. The city’s major commercial districts can also be easily reached via the underground network.

“Easily accessible and equipped to cater to the needs of all kinds of travellers, from solo and groups to business and leisure, ASAI Bangkok Chinatown is a great option for lodging in Bangkok’s fascinating Old Town,” said Siradej Donavanik, managing director, ASAI Holdings Company Limited, which operates ASAI Hotels.

“We have all the elements in place to appeal to the tastes of modern travellers who appreciate sustainability and who want to experience the true essence of a destination. From our minimalist, locally inspired design with considerate technological touches, to our unique locally-inspired lifestyle and dining experiences, our hotel is set to become a hub of the community, offering highly comfortable, affordable stays for our curious and dynamic guests, and serving as an attractive and happening venue in which to work, rest, eat and play for Bangkokians at large.”

He is confident that there are many people throughout Thailand who would like to come and experience Bangkok’s Old Town while discovering a new spin on Dusit’s renowned high standards of service and hospitality.

“As the only international hotel chain in the area, we have a strong advantage, and we look forward to leveraging it to bring value to all of our stakeholders – guests, customers, employees, and owners alike.”

In line with ASAI Hotel’s over-all concept, Live Local, each hotel in the ASAI portfolio will be geared to reflect its local character in terms of design, style and restaurant offering. This approach will be further evident when ASAI Hotels opens its second hotel, in Bangkok’s Sathorn district, which will fully embrace the modernity of its inner-city setting to offer a complementary-yet-distinctive stay experience that differentiates it from the Chinatown property.

 

 

 

Capella Bangkok opens for reservations ahead of its launch on the Chao Phraya River on Oct. 1

CAPELLA BANGKOK IS NOW ACCEPTING reservations for stays from Oct. 1, 2020. It is Capella Hotels and Resorts’ first property in Thailand.

The award-winning hospitality group focuses on crafting authentic cultural experiences for its guests, combining a legacy of thoughtful design with the highest level of personalised service.

Situated within the Chao Phraya Estate, Capella Bangkok offers 101 guestrooms, suites and villas, each of which boasts uninterrupted views of Thailand’s revered river.

The location was selected due to its access to the storied Chao Phraya River and Charoenkrung Road – Bangkok’s oldest paved road, where tradition and cultural heritage meet the city’s trendiest cafes, bars and art galleries.

Guests can enjoy a glimpse into the soul of the city at Capella Bangkok, as a dedicated team of Capella Culturist crafts enriching Capella Curates experiences centred on the dynamic neighbourhood and its intriguing residents.

Designed by architects Andy Miller and Richard Scott Wilson of Hamiltons International with interiors by celebrated tastemakers BAMO,

Capella Bangkok is a cocoon of tranquillity in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. Ranging from 61 sqm to 595 sqm each of the accommodation is fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony or verandah, allowing guests to take in the spectacle of the Chao Phraya river. Every riverside Villa and Verandah accommodation also feature an outdoor jacuzzi plunge pool.

See the video of Capella Bangkok in the making: https://bit.ly/CBKfile-finalteaser

To mark the unveiling, Capella Bangkok is offering A Star Is Born debut rate of 17,500 THB per night for stays starting Oct. 1. 2020 onwards. The opening offer includes:

  • Daily resort credits ranging from 3,000 to 8,000 THB per day* to be used on accommodation, dining or spa treatments
  • Round-trip limousine transfers for villa guests
  • Daily breakfast for two in the room or at the restaurant
  • Seamless flexible check-in and check-out times
  • Complimentary pressing of up to five pieces of clothes per stay
  • Complimentary non-alcoholic minibar

*Daily resort credit is dependent on room category

Guests can use daily resort credits at all restaurants, including the Côte by Mauro Colagreco, whose three Michelin-starred restaurant in France, Mirazur, claimed first place in “The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards” in 2019.

Côte will please bon vivants with its contemporary reinterpretation of traditional recipes and culinary heritage of the French and Italian riviera. Testifying to the unique, time-honoured Thai recipes of the district is the alfresco dining Phra Nakhon restaurant, while Stella will serve bespoke patisserie and libations staged in a vivid, ethereal boudoir.

 “We are thrilled to be launching Capella Bangkok at Charoenkrung, an enchanting riverside enclave,” said John Blanco, general manager of Capella Bangkok.

“In this stimulating setting, curious travellers will enjoy encounters that echo the past while being anchored in the present. We want to encourage learning and exploration, give back to the community and create emotional connections that stay with guests long after they check out.”

For more information and reservations, visit www.capellahotels.com/bangkok

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Away with Six Senses

AS THE WORLD UNFURLS AND DAYDREAMS turn to the next vacation,Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is reopening around the world.

True to a brand built on wellness, all the extra precautionary steps have been taken care of with great thought and responsibility so guests can throw off constraints, live life to the full and be adventurous, free spirited and carefree.

Mindful that everyone has experienced different personal challenges, Six Senses is re-opening with the approach of offering all the facilities and amenities of a hotel or resort when needed, with the reassurance of total privacy and seclusion for when they’re not.

All locations are set up to provide ample space for people to pause, reflect and reconnect with themselves and loved ones while providing a range of optional wellness programing and fun and quirky experiences.

Although the popular #AtHomeWithSixSenses initiative will continue to provide a portal into the heart of the Six Senses community, hosts are very much looking forward to inviting guests back in person. This will hopefully come as a welcome breath of fresh air for people who have been wanting to reawaken their senses and rediscover their laughter.

With on-going international travel restrictions in place in some countries, and to respect the uncertainty that some guests may be feeling, there is also the option to purchase Plan Now, Play Later Certificates, which include an extra 20 percent value, allowing them to buy now and reconnect later, and are valid for a period of three years.

Opened since July 1, Six Senses Samui is one of those feel-good places where lazing by the pool and losing track of time come naturally. Inspired by a Thai fishing village, private villas blend into the landscape of natural vegetation and Guest Experience Makers organize everything from jungle drives to boat trips. The latest addition is a stunning new two-bedroom Beach Reserve, which offers an unparalleled sense of space and privacy with a large infinity pool and sundeck

. Samui sunsets are not to be missed – guests can sail along the beaches, relax onboard one of the authentic Thai junks or a catamaran, and appreciate life’s gifts.

A tropical island set in awe-inspiring Phang Nga Bay. Natural vegetation and lush landscaping. Total privacy between each elevated villa, which are stilted and thatched in traditional Thai style. Private pool and Guest Experience Maker. Adventurous experiences and wellness immersions.

This is how the story unfolds at Six Senses Yao Noi on Phuket. While no villas scrimp on space, the Ocean Retreat can be combined with the Ocean Deluxe Pool Villa for a three-bedroom complex offering the ultimate in comfort and convenience. The Hilltop has also been recently expanded to include a dining area, a chill-out lounge and a bar overlooking one of the best views in Southeast Asia. Six Senses Yao Noi will re-open on July 24, 2020.

 

Vie Spa By Organika is re-opening with a 40% discount on the menu

VIE SPA BY ORGANIKA offers unique organic and natural spa treatment experiences developed by luxury Thai spa brand ORGANIKA. The spa is now re-opening and has a super deal on offer – a 40% discount on all spa treatments and packages until the end of July.

The spa’s signature 90-minute Zenith Of Relaxation treatment is an aromatic candle massage that uses pure essential oils, soy butter, jojoba and vitamins A and E to help nourish and replenish skin moisture. This therapeutic treatment relieves the body from stress and aches and helps promote a deep and restorative sleep.

Located on the 10th floor of the boutique hotel, the newly-renovated and reopened VIE Spa by ORGANIKA comprises six private treatment rooms, a Thai massage room, a single treatment room, three rooms equipped for couples treatments, and a luxurious spa suite with a Jacuzzi.

 

 

12 ways of gifting: Avani Hotels & Resorts Launch Avani gift cards collection

AS THE WORLD SLOWLY REOPENS, Avani Hotels & Resorts makes it easier to make the gift of travel and experiences with the launch of Avani Gift Cards collection. Redeemable at any of the 32 Avani hotels and resorts around the world, the gift cards can be used to purchase overnight stays, cultural discovery journeys curated by Avani experts or indulgent spa and dining experiences.

Travellers who make the purchase before  June 28, 2020 will receive a 30% bonus credit applied to their gift cards – a limited-time offer that allows you to make the most of your stay with Avani Hotels.

The perfect birthday or holiday gift for the globetrotter in your life, Avani eGift Cards are also an elegant way to acknowledge momentous life occasions such as college graduations, marriage, anniversaries and retirement.

Simply visit www.egiftcard.avanihotels.com and select your preferred hotel gift card denomination. Ranging from USD 50 to USD 5,000, the cards can be redeemed within 12 months from the date of purchase.

Here we bring you top-rated Thai and other Avani experiences to inspire your wanderlust:

See the unknown side of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River with Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel. Delve deep into the hidden alleys, marvel at eye-catching street art and rub shoulders with the locals at out-of-the-way coffee shops – courtesy of Bangkok’s culture-makers who share their favourite hidden spots with Avani guests.

Escape to the über-modern Avani+ Hua Hin Resort in Thailand and spend your days dipping in and out of the pristine sea and multiple swimming pools. Fall for the old-world charms of the resort town of Hua Hin with its vintage villas, promenades and elegant public buildings.

Chic and stylish Avani+ Samui Resort in Thailand is a tropical playground of adventure and tranquillity. On land, go jungle trekking to uncover virgin rainforest and island temples or explore the countryside on a stylish Scomadi scooter. At sea, island-hopping, deep-sea fishing and snorkelling await.

 

Centara offers travel with confidence with fully flexible deal stays  

 

CENTARA HOTELS & RESORTS is launching a complete travel with confidence offer “Stronger Together” that features a fully flexible stay at four extraordinary prices. 

Rates start at 960 THB at any Centara Hotels & Resorts across Thailand – Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Rayong, Koh Chang, Trat, Phuket, Krabi, and Samui. In addition, Centara offers free half-board for stays of four nights or more.

 You can book now at www.centarahotelsresorts.com/stronger-together to enjoy a fully flexible stay, with free modification and cancellation policy, any time before Nov. 20, 2020.

In addition, guests at all Centara hotels and resorts can be reassured on their safety and health with Centara Complete Care, an enhanced and certified health and hygiene program to support new travel norms. This was developed in close collaboration with Ecolab, a global leader in water and hygiene technologies, and Swiss multinational firm SGS, the expert in quality verification and certifications.

 This attractive promotion is available to all new and existing members of CentaraThe1. Simply sign in or sign up to become a CentaraThe1 member to receive the maximum discount.  Register now for free at www.centarahotelsresorts.com/sign-up.

 For more information, visit centarahotelsresorts.com.

 

 

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