Centara opens third Grand Hotel in Pattaya

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The 252-room Centara Grand Modus Resort Pattaya, the third property under the premium Grand brand of Centara Hotels & Resorts, opened recently. The hotel is located on the bay neighbouring the Sanctuary of Truth, one of Pattaya’s most famous landmarks. The exterior and interior design is the work of celebrated Thai architect Ratchavit Namthep, who has taken an abstract vision of an ocean-going liner for the exterior, and for the interiors has utilised a bold combination by maintaining the industrial character of the building’s natural finishes while blending elements from the classical past. Furnishings include antique wooden tables, club-style leather sofas and chairs, nautical objects and fittings, vintage detailing, and elements from the ancient world. “Exploring the design of our resort is rather like a voyage of discovery,” said general manager, Panas Jureeratana. “This is completely unlike any other resort hotel in Thailand, and in design terms the only thing you can expect is the unexpected. We believe that this highly creative approach launches a whole new era in resort design for Pattaya.” The resort is one of the few in Pattaya that is located directly on the beach, occupying a bay that is closed off by rocky headlands from the other parts of Wong Amat Beach, lending a feeling of privacy and exclusivity to the resort. The hotel features three swimming pools with a children’s pool, a Spa Cenvaree, a fitness centre, and a Kids’ Club with separate zones for the young ones and the teens. Dining facilities include Modus Bistro, designed in trattoria style and serving Italian cuisine along with Asian and international favourites, while Breeze Beach Club is a versatile dining venue that serves comfort food during the day and becomes a lively beach club in the evenings.