Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced the promotion of Andre Brulhart as Area General Manager. Andre will remain General Manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya and at the same time oversee the new Centara Grand Modus Resort & Spa Pattaya, which will open in the third quarter of this year.
Brulhart is a Swiss national and a graduate of the Lausanne Hotel Management School in Switzerland. He has over 30 years’ hotel experience in Europe, USA and mainly in Asia. Beginning his career at the Hong Kong Hilton, Brulhart has also held positions at the Kahala Hilton, The Regent Bangkok, Sofitel Metropole Hanoi, and The Plaza Athenee Bangkok.
He has worked at Centara Hotels & Resorts since 2005, starting as Resident Manager at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok. He was then promoted and transferred to be General Manager at Centara Karon Resort Phuket in 2008 before being transferred to his latest position as General Manager at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya in 2010. After eight years of experience with Centara, the board of directors feel he is ideally placed to further develop Centara’s strategic position in Pattaya.
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, located directly on the beach at Wong Amat in North Pattaya, is the first truly themed hotel in Thailand, being designed to a Lost World concept. Centara Grand Modus Resort & Spa Pattaya is located directly on the beach at Naklua, next to the famous Sanctuary of Truth, and is a family-friendly resort with 215 rooms.