Centara Grand Mirage

A vanished civilization becomes a
Trip Advisor destination

Client Centara Hotels & Resorts, Bangkok, Thailand

Our client for this 550-room, five-star luxury resort, located on a six-hectare beachfront site, originally came to FORREC for a pool and garden design. But one look at this project, and we saw so much more. To set it apart from the many competing resorts nearby, we proposed a totally immersive guest experience.

A legend about a mythical jungle tribe became the theme for a spectacular active landscape with a lush water garden as its centrepiece. Shallow waterfalls, caverns, pools and play areas were interconnected by body slides, a lazy river tube ride, meandering walk ways and bridges. The illusion of participating in a forgotten civilization so captivates guests, the resort earned a 2015 Travellers’ Choice Award as voted by visitors of tripadvisor.com

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Pattaya, Thailand
Opened 2009



Art Direction

Graphic Design

Landscape Architecture

Master Planning

Program Development

Wayfinding & Signage


FORREC Ltd, FORREC US Inc.: Master Planning, Concept, Schematic Design, Design Development
Brendan Beer Gorman, NY: Hotel Architect
SAI Consultant Co. LTD.: Local Architect

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