Bangkok, Thailand – July 21, 2016 – The Centara family is sad to announce the departure of Mr. Chris Bailey, Chief Operating Officer. Early last week, staff, industry partners and friends gathered to celebrate the amazing 12.5 years that Chris spent with the company. It was a well-attended and fun-filled industry party that gave people an opportunity to express their good wishes and to thank Chris for his significant contributions to Centara and the tourism industry.
When Chris joined Centara the company was much smaller, with just eight properties in the portfolio. Now the group boasts over 65 properties – a significant expansion in which Chris played an instrumental role.
Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts noted “Chris has been a key figure in the growth and success of Centara Hotels & Resorts over the past 12.5 years. His commercial acumen and enterprise, coupled with his passion, dedication and leadership have driven the business forward year after year. Today we say a fond farewell not only to a colleague but to a friend as well. We wish Chris all the very best in his next chapter”
Centara will make an announcement on Chris’ successor in due course and expects to enter the coming year in as strong a position as ever, amid an ongoing strategy of growth and with several new hotel openings on the horizon.