Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s largest hotel operator, announced the appointment of Saranya Chensukitphanit as Corporate Director of Training and Talent Development. She is the latest addition to the executive team driving the company’s regional expansion. Her experience will help Centara attract and develop talent, prepare them for growing responsibilities, and support the company’s high-performance service culture.
Before joining Centara, Ms. Saranya was a Human Resources Business Partner in PepsiCo’s Asia Pacific Region. Her previous experience included HR management posts for Estee Lauder and the Dutch dairy giant Friesland Campina. She graduated with a degree in Chinese Language from Chulalongkorn University and received a Master’s degree in Management from the University of York in the UK.
Saranya added “I am delighted to become a part of Centara where I believe in its strong potential to grow and expand. I started this role with enthusiasm for making a positive change and with visions of learning design, development roadmap, career planning, and engagement. Together, we will make Centara a learning organization!”
“Saranya will help us make Centara one of the best places to work in the hospitality industry,” said Centara CEO Thirayuth Chirathivat. “Her experience will benefit our training and career planning programmes, reinforce our values, and help meet the high standards of our organization.”
Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading hotel operator. Its 60 properties span all major Thai destinations plus the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Laos, China, Oman, Qatar and the UAE. Centara’s portfolio comprises six brands -Centara Grand Hotels & Resorts, Centara Hotels & Resorts, Centara Boutique Collection, Centra by Centara, Centara Residences & Suites and COSI Hotels – ranging from 5-star city hotels and luxurious island retreats to family resorts and affordable lifestyle concepts supported by innovative technology. It also operates state-of-the-art convention centres and has its own award-winning spa brand, Cenvaree. Throughout the collection, Centara delivers and celebrates the hospitality and values Thailand is famous for including gracious service, exceptional food, pampering spas and the importance of families.Centara’s distinctive culture and diversity of formats allow it to serve and satisfy travellers of nearly every age and lifestyle.
Over the next five years Centara aims to double its size with additional properties in Thailand and new international markets, while spreading its footprint into new continents and market niches.As Centara continues to expand, a growing base of loyal customers will find the company’s unique style of hospitality in more locations.Centara’s global loyalty programme, Centara The1 Card, reinforces their loyalty with rewards, privileges and special member pricing.