Centara properties on a high in Bangkok
Bangkok’s Centara Grand at Centralworld joined the city’s high-altitude club at the end of last year with the opening of its rooftop UNO MAS restaurant, 54 floors above the streets of the Thai capital. The Spanish-mediterranean restaurant and tapas bar became the latest addition to Bangkok’s modern tradition of high-rise dining and nightlife, one of a string of rooftop venues capitalising on the night-time cityscape. This year the hotel is still on a high after the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre was named among the ‘Top 25 Conference Hotels’ in Asia by online magazine Smart Travel in its August awards. The property is among the largest conference venues in Bangkok, with a World Ballroom for up to 1,000 people seated theatre-style and a Convention Hall accommodating up to 7,000 for a cocktail reception. It also offers a series of 17 Lotus Suites for between 10 and 400 people and high-rise corporate venue M23 on the 23rd floor. Also in Bangkok, sister property Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok offers alternative venues in the Ladprao business district. Located near the famous markets of Chatuchak, the hotel’s Bangkok Convention Centre Hall accommodates up to 3,800 people for a cocktail reception, while its Vibhavadee Ballroom has capacity for 2,000 guests for a reception and is divisible into three pillarless venues. Both properties are key events venues within Thailand’s Centara group, which now comprises six hotel brands - four under the Centara name, as well as Centra and COSI, and spa brands Spa Cenvaree and Cense by Cenvaree.