Centara Grand Island resort appoints new Executive Chef

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives resort has appointed Yvan Marclay as its new Executive Chef.

Marclay, who joins Centara with 34 years of experience operating at the highest level in his field, will be leading the 5- star resort’s culinary team.

A Swiss national, Marclay started his culinary career in 1982 as an apprentice. Since then, he has worked with well-known hotels such as Hotel Pollux in Zermatt, Hotel Metropole in Interlaken and Hotel Basel Hilton International.

During his 19-year career as Executive Chef, Marclay has worked at several Hilton properties across the world, including Hilton Kuching, Hilton Ramses, Hilton Nairobi, Hilton Al Ain and Hilton Abu Dhabi. His most recent posting was at the Waldorf Astoria and at the Jeddah Hilton.

The Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives, located in South Ari atoll, offers four dining options. Its signature restaurant ‘Suan-Bua’ serves authentic Thai cuisine. The Azzuri Mare offers tantalizing Italian cuisine while the resort’s main restaurant The Reef focuses on themed international buffets with ‘live’ cooking stations.

Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading hotel company, with 46 properties covering all the main tourism destinations in Thailand. A further 21 resorts in the Indian Ocean, in Maldives and Sri Lanka; the Far East, in Bali, Laos and Vietnam; and Africa and the Middle East, in Ethiopia, Oman and Qatar, are either open or in the pipeline.

Centara Hotels & Resorts operates six hotel brands and 26 branches of Spa Cenvaree – one of Thailand’s most innovative spa brands –  together with its value brand, Cense by Spa Cenvaree. The company’s Kids’ Club is available at all the family-friendly resorts to take care of the youngsters and teens.

The hotel company also has three state-of-the-art convention centres in Bangkok and two in north-eastern Thailand, one in Udon Thani and the other in Khon Kaen.