Central Plaza Hotel Public Company Limited (Centel), Thailand’s leading hotel and restaurant operator, received three prestigious accolades in the Travel & Hospitality category at the IAA Awards for Listed Companies 2022-2023 held by the Investment Analysts Association.
The latest recognition came after the group's recent celebration of its four-decade legacy and reinforced its position as a leader in the industry. The three wins are "Outstanding CEO" for Thirayuth Chirathivat, chief executive officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts; "Outstanding CFO" for Gun Srisompong, chief financial officer and vice president - finance and administration; and ‘Best Investor Relations’ for Central Plaza Hotel Public Company Limited (Centel).
Thirayuth Chirathivat, chief executive officer of Centara Hotels & Resort, stands in the middle.
Thirayuth credited the group's latest achievement to an unwavering commitment to exceptional leadership, financial prowess, transparent investor relations and a visionary approach to business. “We are also focused on expanding our footprint across Asean, China, the Middle East and beyond, with the aim of making Centara one of the world’s top 100 hotel operators by 2027,” he added.
While evolving to meet the needs of the ever-growing traveller base, the group has also laid out a detailed roadmap to achieving a sustainable future. Of the roadmap, Thirayuth said, "It includes eliminating single-use plastic and earning Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) certification for all our properties by 2025; achieving a 20% reduction in energy, waste, water, and greenhouse gas emissions by 2029; and reaching net zero emissions by 2050 through innovative energy efficiency, increased renewable energy and green supply chains.”
Despite recent political and economic issues that have arisen both domestically and abroad, Centara Hotels & Resorts remains optimistic for the future. Gun said, “As we continue to see a rise in guests at our stunning properties around the world, we are beyond grateful to our stakeholders for their continued trust and support as we look ahead to a bright and successful future.”