Centara co-sponsors budding Olympic sailor ahead of worlds


Bangkok, ThailandCentara Hotels and ResortsThailand’s leading hotel operator, will co-sponsor Thai sailor Sophia Montgomery who is preparing to represent Thailand at the 2022 ILCA World Under-21 Championships in Portugal later this month.

The sponsorship is part of Centara’s commitment to supporting women in sport and young Thai athletes as they strive for sporting success on the world stage. Sophia, who will compete in the Individual Laser Radial (ILCA 6) category, will join around 240 athletes from 41 countries taking part in the world championships, which will take place in the resort town of Vilamoura, in southern Portugal, from August 21-28.

“At Centara, we aim to inspire people to pursue their dreams and Sophia is the embodiment of that aspiration with her incredible talent and optimistic outlook on life,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, CEO of Centara. “Sophia is an inspiration to us all – she is already on her way to qualifying for the Paris Olympics in 2024, and in addition to her sporting achievements, she has recently started studying and sailing at the prestigious Harvard University.”

Sophia comes from a solid sports background and also holds a black belt in taekwondo. But it was sailing that became her first sporting passion.

“I love sailing because it’s so complex, with demanding physical, mental and environmental factors,” Sophie Montgomery said. “With so many variables, every race is unpredictable and requires thinking at all times: anticipating, analyzing and adjusting. I am very grateful to Centara for their sponsorship, which not only allows me to pursue my passion, but also my goal of representing Thailand at the 2024 Olympics.”

Born and raised in Thailand, Sophia attended Sarasas Ektra School and NIST International School, from which she graduated in May 2021.

Centara’s support of Sophia follows the company’s sponsorship of Thailand’s Chonburi Football Club for the 2020-2021 season.

About Centara Hotels & Resorts

Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading hotel operator. Its 90 properties cover all major Thai destinations as well as the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, China, Japan, Oman, Qatar, Cambodia, Turkey, Indonesia and the Emirates. United Arabs. Centara’s portfolio includes six brands – Centara Reserve, Centara Grand Hotels & Resorts, Centara Hotels & Resorts, Centara Boutique Collection, Centra by Centara and COSI Hotels – ranging from 6-star hotels and luxury island retreats to family resorts and vacation concepts. affordable lifestyle supported by innovative technology. It also operates state-of-the-art convention centers and has its own award-winning spa brand, Cenvaree. Throughout the collection, Centara offers and celebrates the hospitality and values ​​for which Thailand is famous, including courteous service, exceptional cuisine, relaxing spas and the importance of families. Centara’s distinctive culture and diversity of formats allow it to serve and satisfy travelers of almost all ages and lifestyles.

Over the next five years, Centara aims to become one of the top 100 global hotel groups, while expanding its footprint into new continents and market niches. As Centara expands, a growing base of loyal customers will find the company’s unique style of hospitality in more places. Centara’s global loyalty program, Centara The1, strengthens their loyalty with rewards, privileges and special member rates.

Learn more about Centara at www.CentaraHotelsResorts.com

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Pornchanok Thongrungrot (Pao)
Deputy Director of Public Relations – International, Centara Hotels & Resorts
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