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Thailand, November 2014 - Following the enormous success of the inaugural 2014 Centara World Masters Golf Championship, Thailand-based Golfasian and Australia’s Go Golfing are pleased to announce an expanded event to be held again in the city of Hua Hin, Thailand from 14-19 June 2015.

The biggest event of its kind in Asia, the tournament quickly earned a reputation as Asia’s best week of amateur golf. 500 competitors from 23 countries were unanimous in their praise of the golf courses, caddies, event organization and social functions. Further enhancements have been made to the 2015 program to ensure it is even more enjoyable.

“At Centara Hotels and Resorts we are very delighted about the immense success of the inaugural event and are excited to welcome even more golfers to Hua Hin in June 2015” said Khun Thirayuth Chirathivat, CEO of Centara Hotels & Resorts.

The tournament is open to male and female golfers aged 35 and over. There are 15 divisions based on age and handicap. Playing with golfers similar in age and standard is one of the event’s great attractions. At the heart of its success is the camaraderie cultivated among participants.

The 2015 Centara World Masters Golf Championship will again see participants play a selection of Hua Hin’s world class golf resorts with all the trappings of a major professional event; details include competitor bibs worn by their caddies, embossed with participant names and flag of origin just like the US Masters at Augusta National. Black Mountain, home to the recently announced co-sanctioned European/Asia Tour 2015 Thailand Classic, Banyan, Majestic Creek and Imperial Lakeview combine for the ultimate golf experience. There are social events each night at the beautiful Centara Grand Beach Resort featuring fabulous Thai and International cuisine plus world class entertainment headlining the gala prize presentation dinner.

Despite its amateur status the event is Thailand’s richest with US$30,000 in prizes and lucky draws.

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin is one of the classic hotels of Asia, this sophisticated colonial style resort was originally opened in 1923 as the Railway Hotel. With its prime beachfront setting, extensive topiary gardens, myriads of facilities, and a gracious décor from Superior to Pool Villas for your own luxury and privacy. The resort is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World is an iconic multi-award winning hotel in the center of Thailand’s famed royal resort town.

Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 48 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 26 resorts in Maldives, Vietnam, Bali, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Ethiopia, Qatar, Laos and Oman brings the present total to 74 properties. Brands and properties within Centara ensure that specific categories such as couples, families, individuals, and meetings and incentives groups will all find a hotel or resort that is appropriate to their needs. Centara operates 30 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand’s most luxurious and innovative spa brands, together with 7 branches of the value brand Cense by Spa Cenvaree, which provides core spa services for busy travelers. The company’s Kids’ Club is available at all the family-friendly resorts to ensure that the youngsters and teens have their own leisure zone. Centara also operates three state-of-the-art convention centers in Bangkok, and two in northeastern Thailand, one being located in Udon Thani and the other in Khon Kaen. The latest Centara brand is named COSI Hotels, an affordable lifestyle brand designed for travelers who predominantly make their bookings via the Internet and who want comfort and convenience at affordable prices; the brand is under development with the first property due to open in 2016. eTN Global Travel Industry News

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