Thailand-based Centara Hotels & Resorts has opened its new Centara Grand Modus Resort Pattaya.

The third property under the Grand brand; the new resort is situated on the bay near to the Sanctuary of Truth, one of Pattaya’s most famous landmarks.

The resort has 252 guestrooms including two-bedroom suites and penthouses that are designed to offer ample living space, while its Deluxe Family Residences include a children’s area with bunk beds and an airy living room providing self-catering facilities and ocean views.

"This highly creative approach launches a whole new era in resort design for Pattaya."

The hospitality group had selected the Thai architect Ratchavit Namthep to design the exterior and interior of the property.

Exterior of the property is based on an abstract vision of an ocean-going liner, while interiors feature a bold combination by maintaining the industrial character of the building’s natural finishes, blending elements from the classical past.

Furnishings at the resort include antique wooden tables, club-style leather sofas and chairs, nautical objects and fittings, vintage detailing, and elements from the ancient world.

Centara Grand Modus Resort Pattaya general manager Panas Jureeratana said: "Exploring the design of our resort is rather like a voyage of discovery.

"This is completely unlike any other resort hotel in Thailand, and in design terms the only thing you can expect is the unexpected.

"We believe that this highly creative approach launches a whole new era in resort design for Pattaya."

The venture also includes three swimming pools with a children’s pool, a Spa Cenvaree, a fitness centre, as well as a kids’ club with separate zones for children and teens.

Centara Grand Modus Resort Pattaya’s dining facilities include Modus Bistro designed in trattoria style and offering Italian cuisine along with Asian and international favorites.

The Breeze Beach Club of the resort will serve food during the day, and turns into a lively beach club in the evenings.