MUI NE, Vietnam, 24 May 2021: Centara Mirage Resort Mui Ne
has announced the appointment of Franck Rodriguez as general manager of the
family-centric Centara Mirage brand in Vietnam.
The new property will open during the third quarter of 2021
with the executive led by Rodriguez, who has worked for some of hospitality’s
biggest names, including Leading Hotels of the World (LHW), InterContinental
Hotels Group (IHG) and Starwood Hotels & Resorts (now part of Marriott
He is also no stranger to the Centara brand, having spent a
formative part of his career as the food &
beverage manager of Centara Villas Samui.
More recently, Rodriguez was group director of operations with The Unique Collection of Hotels & Resorts for almost five years, overseeing a portfolio of 27 upscale properties, before joining IHG, where he was responsible for the opening of several key hotels, including Holiday Inns in Bali and Thailand, Vietnam’s inaugural Hotel Indigo in Ho Chi Minh City, and the Asia Pacific region’s first-ever voco hotel in Danang.
Rodriguez is now spearheading the highly-anticipated launch
of Centara Mirage Resort Mui Ne, which will become only the second Centara
Mirage resort worldwide, following the popular Lost World-themed Centara Grand
Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, Thailand. It will also mark the arrival of Centara
Hotels & Resorts in Vietnam.
Nestled on Hon Rom Bay, a four-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh
City, Centara Mirage Resort Mui Ne is centred around an “Explorer’s Playground”
water park, complete with pools, slides, a sailing ship, lazy river, splash
zone and cliff-jumping rock. It will also comprise 984 spacious rooms and pool
villas, six restaurants, six bars, playgrounds, an entertainment complex, a
family lounge, SPA Cenvaree and the world’s first Spa Candy – a sweet wellness
centre designed specifically for kids. A grand ballroom and outdoor
amphitheatre will create outstanding options for corporate meetings, social
events and weddings, and a 100-metre-high Observatory Tower will offer
panoramic views of the East Sea and the beautiful coastline of Binh Thuan
province. Together with neighbouring Phan Thiet, Mui Ne is becoming a
nationally- and internationally-acclaimed destination, with more hospitality,
dining and entertainment options opening.