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Hua Hin’s Centara Grand Beach Resort make it into list of best heritage hotels

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Creaky wooden floors, teak antiques, afternoon tea, marble staircases. There’s just something magical about a hotel with some history. From Yangon to Hong Kong, many of Asia’s most beautiful heritage hotels emerged during the 19th and early 20th centuries. And one of them is in Hua Hin.

TTR Weekly reports that one of Thailand’s iconic and historical hotels, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, has made it to the CNN Travel’s annual best heritage hotel list.

The 95 year old property was identified among the Best Heritage Hotels, worldwide.

Opened in 1923, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin (originally known as The Railway Hotel) tells the story of Hua Hin’s evolution from a small fishing village to thriving resort destination. It began in the early 1900s, when Thailand’s southern railway route finally linked Bangkok and the west coast by train – CNN Travel

Acclaimed as one of the grand hotels of the East, the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin has been recognised as Best Heritage Hotels 2018 by CNN Travel, among the top luxury hotels and resorts in Asia and on a global scale.

It not only illustrates the heritage of the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, as one of Thailand’s historical properties since it opened in 1923, but also underscores the hotel’s long-standing reputation for excellence, endorsed by CNN Travel, the hotel group stated.

“We are excited to be honoured as Best Heritage Hotels 2018 by CNN Travel” said Centara’s general manager & corporate director of operations Hua Hin, Krabi & Samui, David Martens.

“This recognition is truly a reflection of the exemplary dedication and passion of our staff in providing highest quality service.”

You can read the full CNN list of Asia’s Best Heritage Hotels HERE.

SOURCE: ttrweekly, CNN

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TAT criticises operators of suspended Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand is criticising the operator of the Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry service over the suspension of boat trips on the grounds that it is low season and too few passengers.

The Prachuap Khiri Khan Harbour Office announced this morning that the Royal Passenger Line would suspend the service from September 20 to October 31 and would resume services on November 1.


However, Orasa Avudhkhom, director of the Prachuap Khiri Khan Office of TAT, says that the low season should not be a reason for suspending services. She said boat services should only be suspended if the sea was too rough or weather conditions were hazardous.

She said the suspension of services will affect tourism in Hua Hin. The ferry route concessionaire should have used marketing campaigns during the low season to attract business, instead of suspending the services, she said.

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Shark nets to be installed at Hua Hin beach tomorrow

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Talk News is reporting that authorities in Hua Hin have finally decided who is responsible for installing a shark net at Sai Noi beach. This is the location where a Norweigan tourist was bitten in April this year.

54 year old Werner Danielsen (at the time of the attack) has since returned to Norway after amassing hundreds of thousands baht hospital bills. Thai authorities paid some of these bills at the time.

Talk News says that buoys and signs were erected to warn tourists of the danger of potential shark attack. Authorities say the attacks were the first of their kind in Thailand.

After discussions it has now been decided that the Hua Hin administration is responsible for preventative measures and they are budgeting 400,000 baht for a 300 metre net - 50 metres offshore at a depth of three metres.

The nets are ready to be deployed from tomorrow and should take five days to install.

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Railway traveller intercepted by police in Hua Hin, allegedly delivering drugs

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A man from Nakhon Si Thammarat was arrested last night (Friday) at the Hua Hin railway station aboard a train heading for the southern border town of Sungai Golok. He was allegedly caught with with 10,000 methamphetamine pills and 99 grams of crystal methamphetamine.

Acting on a tip-off, police at the Hua Hin railway station searched the bag of 25 year old Ratthaphum Boonchuay at 8pm on Friday and found the drugs.


He was aboard the Bangkok-Sungai Golok train. The man, from Nakhon Si Thammarat’s Thung Song district, said he was paid 16,000 baht to carry the drugs from Bangkok to deliver to a recipient in Thung Song.

STORY: The Nation

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