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Centara Hotels: Leadership changes for global expansion goals


Centara Hotels & Resorts reshuffles leadership to reinforce its commitment to service excellence and reach its goal of becoming a top 100 global hotel operator by 2027.

BANGKOK, THAILAND – Centara Hotels & Resorts announces strategic leadership changes within the organization to further reinforce its commitment to delivering the highest standards of service across all its brands across Thailand and overseas.

Centara’s strong family values have been at the core of its success for the past 40 years, and the company believes that internal mobility is crucial to driving business success. By nurturing its employees’ talents and affording ample opportunities to grow within the organization, Centara has positioned itself not only as The Place to Be for its guests, but for its employees as well.

As part of Centara’s goal of becoming a top 100 global hotel operator by 2027, the company has made the following internal personnel movements:

  • Robert Maurer-Loeffler, General Manager of Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World, has been promoted to Vice President of Operations for Centara Grand properties in Thailand
  • David Martens has been promoted to Senior Director of Operations for Centara properties and also assumes the position of General Manager of Centara Karon Resort Phuket
  • Wuthisak Pichayagan, General Manager of Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, takes on additional responsibilities as Director of Operations for all Central Pattana hotel properties in Thailand
  • Sebastien Scheeg, General Manager of Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai, expands his scope with promotion to Director of Operations for all Middle East and Maldives properties
  • Chaiphun Thongsuthum has been appointed General Manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya
  • Bernd Rudigier has been appointed as General Manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket

Congratulations to each of our team members for their remarkable accomplishments. At Centara, our success is driven by the dedication of our people, and we take immense pride in cultivating an environment where individuals evolve and grow within our organization,” said Siriwan Wangthamrong, Executive Vice President – Human Resources of Centara Hotels & Resorts. “As we continue on our journey to becoming a leading global hotel operator, we remain committed to creating the best possible workplace for our employees.”

This new structure reflects Centara’s dedication to internal mobility and cultivating a dynamic work culture supported by family values, enabling the company to provide a seamless and consistent guest experience at each of its properties worldwide.

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.