Centara's new Phuket resort graced by royalty
Her Highness Princess Sirindhorn was on hand to lend a special atmosphere to the grand opening of the five-star facility with a Sino-Portuguese theme, one of 58 properties the chain holds in seven countries
The laid-back atmosphere of Karon Beach in Phuket was abuzz with activity as Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket prepared for the arrival of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to grace the resort's grand opening. In a sense it was a party long overdue as the Phuket resort actually began operations in 2010 with 262 rooms under a Sino-Portuguese theme.
On hand to officially welcome the princess were Centara chairman Suthikiati Chirathivat, Khunying Suchitra Mongkolkiti, who presented a donation to the princess, and Supatra and Thirayuth Chirathivat, who both presented the princess with special books to commemorate the event.
The Princess presided over the opening ceremony, after which Her Highness viewed exhibitions displaying the activities and development of the various properties under the Centara umbrella. These included corporate social responsibility projects under the theme "Central spirit ... because of you, we exist". These include projects to beautify Bangkok, various education projects, the Thanpuying Sa-nga Inkhulanont School in Nan province, collecting old calendars to produce braille cards for the Foundation for the Blind in Thailand, under the royal patronage of HM the Queen, and collecting aluminium can tabs for prosthetic limbs for the Prosthesis Foundation of Thailand.
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