Ground-breaking Ceremony and Sake Dedication for Centara Grand Hotel Osaka
The small ceremony marked the start of the construction phase for Centara’s first Japan hotel
Bangkok, Thailand 7 May 2020-Centara Hotels Resorts, Thailands leading hotel operator, together with Taisei Corporation and Kanden Realty Development, completed the official ground-breaking ceremony and sake dedication, known as jichinsai, to mark the beginning of construction of the 34-storey Centara Grand Hotel Osaka. The ceremony took place recently at the Safety Prayer Festival at Namba Shrine near the Centara Grand Hotel Osaka site.
According to Japanese tradition, before any new construction can begin, ajichinsaiceremony must be held to purify the ground and seek the blessing of the local gods. Shinto priests lead the ceremony, and sake is used as one the main elements that will be sprinkled across the ground where the new construction is planned. Special sake bottles for each of the three partner companies were specially produced for the ceremony.
Centara Grand Hotel Osaka is Centaras first property in Japan and is scheduled to open in mid-2023. The newly built hotel is an upper upscale property with 515 keys that will occupy a gleaming 34-storey tower on a prime site in Osakas Namba district, the centre of leisure tourism for the city and the wider Kansai region.
Centara Hotels Resorts is Thailands leading hotel operator. Its 76 properties span all major Thai destinations plus the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, China, Japan, Oman, Qatar, Cambodia, Turkey, Indonesia and the UAE. Centaras portfolio comprises seven brands Centara Reserve, Centara Grand Hotels Resorts, Centara Hotels Resorts, Centara Boutique Collection, Centra by Centara, Centara Residences Suites and COSI Hotels ranging from 5-star city hotels and luxurious island retreats to family resorts and affordable lifestyle concepts supported by innovative technology. It also operates state-of-the-art convention centres and has its own award-winning spa brand, Cenvaree. Throughout the collection, Centara delivers and celebrates the hospitality and values Thailand is famous for including gracious service, exceptional food, pampering spas and the importance of families. Centaras distinctive culture and diversity of formats allow it to serve and satisfy travellers of nearly every age and lifestyle.
Over the next five years Centara aims to become a top 100 global hotel group, while spreading its footprint into new continents and market niches. As Centara continues to expand, a growing base of loyal customers will find the companys unique style of hospitality in more locations. Centaras global loyalty programme, Centara The1, reinforces their loyalty with rewards, privileges and special member pricing.
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