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With three exquisitely beautiful hotels in Thailand’s rural and historic northeast and a new one in central Thailand, Centara hotels & Resorts offer exciting stays to experience the history and local culture. Here’s what makes these destinations unique.
A culturally rich region
Bordered by Laos and Cambodia, Northeastern Thailand takes you off the tried-and-trodden track. Visiting upcountry Thailand, a region called Isaan, you can expect emerald rice paddies, pastoral wholesomeness, and personable locals wherever you go.
Making up a third of the kingdom’s population, Isaan people share the culture and language near neighbouring Laos. Hence, you can watch classical Thai theatrical arts known locally as Mor Lam at restaurants, markets, and even in villages these people call home.
Wildlife and moss-covered rainforests aside, the charms of northeastern Thailand include workshops and textile museums. Embracing sustainability, they highlight a decorative technique called Ikat, where silk threads are tie-dyed before weaving.
Art doesn’t end here. You can admire prehistoric, 3,000-year-old paintings on the cliffs of Ubon Ratchathani’s Pha Taem National Park. Another escape in a region international travellers often overlook is the most well-preserved Khmer ruins in Thailand, Phnom Rung, sitting atop an extinct volcano.
Diving into local life
Thanks to ideal locations in central Thailand and the country’s undiscovered northeast, hotels-and-resorts/”>Centara hotels & Resorts can embrace sustainability married with a community feel and convenience for the locals. All part of the expanding project of Centara hotels & Resorts, the four hotels are situated in Ayutthaya and Isaan, Thailand’s forgotten paradise in the kingdom’s northeast, where remnants of the Khmer Empire, dinosaur fossils, and likeable, ethnically Lao people await.
Explore the charm and uniqueness of hotels in Udon, Ubon, Korat, and Ayutthaya. These four hotels are connected with the Central Department Store, which is part of the real estate business Central Pattana, the sister company under the Central Group. Bridging communities, each place offers a distinctive experience reflective of the local culture. Isaan, an area with 20 provinces, includes Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, and Nakhon Ratchasima, or Korat for short.
Planted in the heart of the city, the Centara in Udon Thani scores with warm hospitality and 259 elegant rooms and suites offering modern comforts. Whether you like it nice and small or need extra space, each room has a flat-screen TV and snuggly robes. Earth colours enhance that cosy atmosphere, and padded headboards add elegance. Book the carpeted Executive Suite for garden views from the top floor and gigantic 128 square metres to spread yourself out in first-class manner.
Facility-wise, you’re spoilt for choice. Centara Udon has no less than five exceptional restaurants. Try the juicy Peking Duck at Publico. The signature duck bursts with flavour and has a crispy skin. If you feel peckish, you can also get light bites at the outdoor pool. Once twilight falls, head to the lobby lounge for live music, tipples and gin. If you need some privacy, you can also order food to your room. The Deli Corner is for you if you need a morning coffee or have a sweet tooth. Try the signature Deli cake with bite-sized pieces of fruit.
Needless to say, you can burn a few calories at the gym come morning. Or let a therapist apply warm coconut oil to your skin so you can drift into deep relaxation at the award-winning SPA Cenvaree.
Centara Ubon is centrally located six-and-a-half kilometres from the airport. The family hotel in Ubon Ratchathani blends sustainability, community, and convenience in Southeastern Isaan, a crossroad of cultures flanked by Laos and Cambodia. Community work is all around the premises. The one-bedroom suite is a brilliant pastiche of heart-shaped art, rattan suns and plenty of wood – community design for a homely atmosphere.
Modern pendant lights grace the House of Kin, an all-day restaurant serving up dishes from the region. Do you want to work on your tan at the pool? Sit back and sip one of the fruity libations.
Complete with a gym, spa, and versatile event spaces, this recently opened family hotel is a haven for business and leisure travellers.
Adjoining the Central Korat shopping mall, Centara Korat is conveniently located near restaurants, department stores and entertainment venues. Yet, there’s no need to leave the hotel at all. Centara Korat is an all-in-one leisure and lifestyle hub with two signature restaurants, a pool bar, and a sky garden overlooking the city. You can dine, drink, and swim on the roof, or order dishes like mozzarella, tomato, and mint salad from the comfort of your room.
Book a studio if you fancy a tub and balcony after a day exploring the city and its outskirts on foot. After all, Phimai’s impressive Khmer ruins reminiscent of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat are sights you’ll want to add to your Korat itinerary. Finally, an array of modern event spaces caters for business-minded travellers, while a fitness centre offers some work-health balance.
Be among the first to experience unparalleled hospitality in Centara’s latest hotel. Ayutthaya’s newest jewel, Centara Ayutthaya seamlessly blends luxury and cultural richness. Step inside your suite, and you can’t help noticing the brick wall- and cobblestone-patterned carpets on ceramic tile flooring, making you feel homely. Not forgetting modern comforts, all suites have a tub and sleek furniture to provide a home away from home.
The kid-friendly House of Kin offers an all-day menu, including Thai and international dishes and fresh pastries, baked goods, and coffee. You can also order food from your room. Or, with a hand-crafted cocktail in hand, catch some rays at the rooftop lounge looking over the northern scenery.
Centara Ayutthaya is an all-in-one leisure and lifestyle destination conveniently located next to the popular Central shopping centre and close to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. A one-hour drive north of Bangkok and less than 15 minutes from Ayutthaya’s crumbling mid-14th century ruins, Centara Ayutthaya is well positioned to cater for independent and business travellers, groups, and corporate and governmental organisations.
Book your Centara stay now and escape from your daily routine.
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