This morning I received an email from the TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) office on the latest update for Central World, Bangkok. Last week, Central World Bangkok was vandalized by Red Shirt Protestors, read more about it HERE.
To know more about the latest update about the fate of Central World, please read the press statement below. Thank you TAT for the constant update and information.
Press statement from Mr.Gerd K. Steeb, President of Centara Grand at CentralWorld
25th Floor, Centara Grand & BCC at CentralWorld
999/99 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan
Tel. +66 (0) 2 769 1234 ext. 6129
Whilst very saddened by the recent turmoil here in Bangkok, we are relieved to announce that the Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld remained generally unharmed by the recent events. Smoke damage being the major issue for the facility.
We have thoroughly inspected the Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld and the hotel and convention centre need only to undergo deep cleaning for several days whilst awaiting Bangkok Metropolitan authority’s approval to reopen. We shall re-open for business on 01 June 2010.
Certain areas of CentralWorld such as the Zen department store suffered severe damage, nevertheless the main CentralWorld building annexed to the hotel suffered only minor damages. The Bangkok Municipality has cleaned public areas and roads leading to and from Ratchaprasong intersection.
For further updates please visit our website at www.centarahotelsresorts.com or call 02 541 1234 extension 1402 or 02 769 1234 extension 6129
I hope this will clarify many doubts and many interests from all around the world. Central World will be reopening soon as from the statement. Thanks for reading.