Shigeki Nakagawa to Spearhead Centara Grand Hotel Osaka
Centara appoints Shigeki Nakagawa as General Manager for Centara Grand Hotel Osaka Opening in July 2023
Opening in July 2023, the 515-key Centara Grand Hotel Osaka will provide an excellent base for guests to explore the city’s spirited entertainment and shopping district. Ideal for business travellers, families, couples and solo explorers, Centara’s debut hotel in Japan offers something exceptional for everyone.
Shigeki has over 20 years of hospitality experience in a highly competitive local market. He started his career in 1999 as the Assistant Food & Beverage Manager at Hilton Osaka, where he built his foundation as a hotelier over 11 years by overseeing outlets, banquets and in-room dining operations. He joined The St. Regis Osaka as Director of Food & Beverage in 2010, before taking his first General Manager assignment at Moxy Osaka where he successfully opened the hotel in 2018. The following year, Shigeki advanced his career further as Executive Assistant Manager at ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel in Kobe, where he demonstrated strong leadership and effective management skills in all aspects of hotel operations - even during the challenging times of COVID in 2020 and 2021.
“We have closely witnessed Khun Shigeki’s career growth. He is a very effective leader and manager, and we are delighted to have him head up our first Centara hotel to open in Japan.” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts.
“I am overjoyed to join such an esteemed international brand as Centara and am grateful for the opportunity to open its first hotel in Japan.” Shigeki Nakagawa, General Manager of Centara Grand Hotel Osaka commented. “I aim to bring my years of experience, expertise and industry knowledge into every detail of Centara Grand Hotel Osaka, in order to provide the highest level of service to our guests and make this exquisite property a success.”
Centara Grand Hotel Osaka is a 33-storey visual masterpiece towering over the heart of Namba, Osaka’s foremost downtown area. Guests can discover an eclectic selection of world-class bars and restaurants ranging from casual vibrance to remarkably decadent, or enjoy an evening tipple as they watch the city come to life from the spectacular rooftop vista. With modern MICE facilities, grand ballrooms, co-working spaces, and our award-winning SPA Cenvaree, Centara Grand Osaka is the place to be for any occasion.
For more information about Centara hotels & resorts, please visit https://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/
Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading hotel operator. Its 91 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 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. 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.
Find out more about Centara at www.CentaraHotelsResorts.com