Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin first opened its doors to welcome guests in the early 1920s, at a time when the new railway line to Malaysia was transforming the sleepy fishing village of Hua Hin into Thailand’s first beach resort.Originally named the Railway Hotel, the hotel was built along the classic lines of that era, and today is regarded as one of the grandest hotels in Thailand. Sensitively extended and renovated, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin retains its air of a bygone age of elegance and is a member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World.Set on the beachfront, with a wide expanse of gardens perfect for strolling and enjoying the sea breezes, and with a town-centre location ideal for exploring and shopping, the resort hotel is a prime destination for both couples and families.Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin’s accommodation is spread across the three wings of the main building. High ceilings, polished hardwood flooring and period furniture, softened by the rich, warm tones of Thai silk and other natural fabrics reflect the living heritage of the hotel and its era.Forty-two single-storey villas are located in a quiet area of the huge expanse of gardens with a separate swimming pool and children’s pool. With a décor dominated by the hues of tropical hardwoods and soft natural fabrics, the villas offer privacy and space, the largest being 120 square metres in area. There is the choice of a Jacuzzi or plunge pool on the terrace, and the villas have their own concierge services, providing a bespoke holiday experience for your clients.