Centara Hotels expands in Myanmar, eyes Mandalay casino

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Centara Hotels & Resorts says it has signed three hotel management agreements for Myanmar, one of which will include a casino.

The Thai company said it plans to open the Centara Hotel Mandalay in 2024. The 200-room hotel will include three restaurants, meeting facilities and a casino, among other attractions. 

It gave no further details on the gaming elements.

“As we continue to expand into exciting destinations such as Myanmar, a beautiful destination with great tourism potential, we look forward to showcasing our Thai hospitality and family values on a wider international stage. For this project, we are very happy to be working with SL International Construction, a partnership which I trust will contribute positively to the tourism of the country,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, CEO of Centara Hotels and Resorts.

SL International Construction is the developer of the resorts. 

In the past 12 months, Centara has signed management deals for nine properties in Myanmar. The other two with SL are Centra by Centara Hotel Thiri Hpa-An in the karst mountains, which will open next year. 

Opening in 2022  the Hpa-An Hilltop Resort & Spa, which will be managed under the Centara Boutique Collection brand of upper upscale and individual boutique hotels.