Centara updates Kiwi trade Featured

New Zealand travel partners were updated on major expansion plans in Asia by Centara Hotels & Resorts when the company hosted its annual ‘lunch with friends’ at Culprit in Auckland this week.


Jamie Crisp, senior corporate market director, says Centara has firm plans to open five new hotels in Laos, three in Myanmar (the first at Inle Lake next year) and 20 in Vietnam – a mix of new builds and takeovers, with the first to open as early as the first half of next year. Among other major news, the company will open a new Dubai hotel in November next year and has two new builds in the Maldives scheduled to open in 2022. Two more are on their way in Doha as well.