Centara expands Myanmar portfolio with trio of signings

Mandalay city

Thailand’s Centara Hotels & Resorts has signed agreements with developer SL International Construction to manage three new hotels in Myanmar.

The agreements cover the management of Centra by Centara Hotel Thiri Hpa-An, Hpa-An Hilltop Resort & Spa, and Centara Hotel Mandalay.

Centara brings total property count in Myanmar to nine with new signings in Mandalay and Hpa-An; Mandalay city pictured

In the last 12 months, Centara has inked management deals for a total of nine Myanmar properties, including the latest signings with SL International Construction.

Opening first in 2021 is Centra by Centara Hotel Thiri Hpa-An, a 77-key hotel nestled against one of Hpa-An’s karst mountains and featuring two F&B outlets, outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, and meeting facilities.

Opening in 2022 a short 20-minute drive from Centra by Centara Hotel Thiri Hpa-An is Hpa-An Hilltop Resort & Spa, which will be managed under the Centara Boutique Collection brand of upper upscale and individual boutique hotels. The new-build resort will feature 60 guestrooms and bungalows, two F&B outlets, a spa, kids’ club, fitness centre with swimming pool, and a guest entertainment centre.

In 2024, Centara Hotel Mandalay will open as part of a mixed-use project which will also include a shopping mall, office and casino. The 200-room hotel will feature three restaurants, meeting facilities, fitness centre with swimming pool, and guest recreational facilities.

Centara has signed management deals with six hotels this year so far outside of Thailand, including the three Myanmar properties, as well as one in Oman, and two in Vietnam. The latest signings add 337 keys to the group’s portfolio now totalling 17,154 keys across 81 properties.

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