Operations have returned to normal for Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, following a fire that broke out in the adjoining CentralWorld shopping mall yesterday afternoon, said Centara Hotels & Resorts CEO Thirayuth Chirathivat in a statement.
In the statement, Thirayuth informed that Centara Grand hotel was not affected by the incident, and although no damage occurred to the property, all guests and employees were yesterday evacuated as a precautionary measure.
“The hotel remained vacated until the relevant authorities declared the complex fully safe and we are pleased to tell you that it is now once again business as usual at Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld,” Thirayuth stated.
The hotel chief also expressed his sincerest condolences to the families who lost their lives and the 15 people injured by smoke inhalation.
The deadly blaze, which took place on the eighth floor of CentralWorld, killed two people and caused injuries to 20 others, mostly from smoke inhalation, according to local media reports.
CentralWorld has also issued a letter to inform that it would open today at 14.00.