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Thailand's Centara to double number of hotels to 200 by 2026

Country's leading hotelier prepares for anticipated Asiawide tourism rebound

Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket. Thailand's leading hotelier says the government must further relax travel restrictions if the kingdom is to fully capitalize on an expected recovery in global tourism. (Photo courtesy of Centara)

BANGKOK -- Centara Hotels & Resorts this year will move ahead with an aggressive expansion plan to set itself up for bigger profits in 2023, when it expects to capitalize from a travel rebound across Asia.

Markland Blaiklock, deputy CEO of Thailand's leading hotelier, on Tuesday laid out a road map that will bring the number of the company's hotels and resorts to 200, up from the current 88.

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