Seasoned Centara Hotelier Appointed General Manager of Centara Ubon
Pre-opening GM Rutjiret Ananphong to continue in the role after hotel opens early 2023
Bangkok, Thailand – 14th December 2022 – Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has confirmed the appointment of Rutjiret Ananphong to the position of General Manager of Centara Ubon.
The Thai native has been with Centara Ubon’s pre-opening team as General Manager since August 2022 and will continue overseeing and directing all aspects of operations when the hotel officially opens next year.
A respected member of the Centara Hotels & Resorts group, Ms. Rutjiret joined Centara Ubon from her position as General Manager of COSI Krabi Ao Nang Beach, where she successfully opened the property at the beginning of COVID-19 and managed to position to the Top 10 of Best Review of Hotel in Krabi on TripAdvisor. She has also previously held the roles of Hotel Manager at Centara Anda Dhevi Resort & Spa Krabi and Resort Manager at Centra by Centara Coconut Beach Resort Samui.
Ms. Rutjiret brings with her over 20 years of experience, which in addition to Centara, includes time with Chiva-Som International Health Resort, Twinpalms Phuket, Iniala Beach House, and Buri Rasa Village Samui.
A proven track record in guest experience management and an equally vibrant personality makes Ms. Rutjiret the ideal candidate for leading the team at Centara Ubon, where community, sustainability and convenience create the ideal destination for family retreats, romantic getaways and business events.
“Centara Hotels & Resorts is proud to announce the appointment of Ms. Rutjiret Ananphong as General Manager of Centara Ubon. With decades of hotel experience and a passion for hospitality, we are confident that Ms. Rutjiret is the right candidate for this role and will continue to leverage her expertise to grow the hotel’s reputation and position as a leading destination in Southern Isaan”, said Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts.
“It is an honour to continue in my role as General Manager at Centara Ubon and to work together with our outstanding team to provide memorable experiences and world-class service to each of our guests. This beautiful hotel is designed with community in mind, and I look forward to embracing this ideal and bringing Centara’s Thai hospitality to every detail of every stay”, said Rutjiret Ananphong, Pre-Opening General Manager of Centara Ubon.
For more information on Centara Ubon, please visit https://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/centara/cub
Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading hotel operator. Its 92 properties span all major Thai destinations plus the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, China, Japan, Oman, Qatar, Cambodia, Turkey, Indonesia and the UAE. Centara’s portfolio comprises six brands – Centara Reserve, Centara Grand Hotels & Resorts, Centara Hotels & Resorts, Centara Boutique Collection, Centra by Centara and COSI Hotels – ranging from luxury island retreats and upscale family resorts to affordable lifestyle concepts supported by innovative technology. The group’s newest Centara Reserve brand was unveiled in 2020 as an experiential luxury collection, inviting guests to discover a new era of story-driven hospitality starting with Centara Reserve Samui.
Centara 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. Centara’s 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 company’s unique style of hospitality in more locations. Centara’s global loyalty programme, Centara The1, reinforces their loyalty with rewards, privileges and special member pricing.
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