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At Automata, Centara Grand Hotel Osaka's innovative 32nd floor bar, revellers can print images from their smartphones into the foam of their beer!Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s preeminent hotel operator, is redefining Asia’s bar scene with innovative and inspiring social venues. From breathtaking rooftop lounges to serene beachside bars and from futuristic speakeasies to heritage-inspired hideaways, Centara is setting new standards in mixology and hospitality.

A Unique Ambience

The hotel bar is a unique cultural hub, offering a vibrant and multicultural atmosphere. It’s a place where weary travellers unwind, adventurers share tales, and guests from all walks of life mix and mingle over expertly crafted drinks. Recognizing the iconic status of the hotel bar, Centara has meticulously curated a collection of venues that reflect the authentic spirit of their locales. Each bar, from beachfront to rooftop, combines inspiring interior design and creative mixology with Centara’s signature warm and heartfelt service.

The Gin Run @ Centara Reserve Samui

Experience the purity of nature at The Gin Run, a sophisticated bar at Centara Reserve Samui. This venue transports guests’ senses to the lush forests and mountains of Chiang Rai, where fresh herbs and botanicals are infused into four kinds of gin: spicy, herbal, floral, and fruity. Guests can sip handcrafted cocktails or G&Ts with pandan, ginger, chilli, or lemongrass notes, all sustainably sourced from the resort’s organic garden. The Gin Run also offers a global selection of 51 gins, including premium labels from Italy, Japan, and Germany, catering to connoisseurs and casual explorers.

Entering Automata feels like stepping into a science-fiction movie.

Entering Automata feels like stepping into a science-fiction movie.

Automata Bar @ Centara Grand Osaka

Step into the future at Automata Bar, a state-of-the-art sky bar on the 32nd floor of Centara Grand Hotel Osaka. With its polished chrome surfaces and neon lighting, Automata feels like a journey through time and space. Using smartphones, the self-service bar allows guests to blend their drinks and print patterns and images on beer foam. The panoramic windows offer stunning views of Osaka’s sparkling skyline, making it a spectacular backdrop for this immersive experience.

COCOA XO – Chocolate & Cognac Bar @ Centara Grand at CentralWorld

Bangkok’s most innovative new rooftop bar, COCOA XO, is set on the 57th floor of Centara Grand at CentralWorld. This illuminated cognac cocktail bar features a unique chocolate grotto and walk-in cocoa pod. Guests can savour a selection of rarities from Rémy Martin and Cacao Barry, paired with signature chocolates crafted by the hotel’s maître chocolatier. The bar offers stunning views of Bangkok’s cityscape and a vibrant atmosphere with tunes from a resident DJ.

COCOA XO is perched on the 57th floor of Centara Grand at CentralWorld.

COCOA XO is perched on the 57th floor of Centara Grand at CentralWorld.

Blue Sky Bar @ Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok

Blue Sky Bar offers a fresh perspective on the Thai capital from its location in one of Bangkok’s most dynamic yet authentic districts. This sky lounge features an elevated wooden deck, comfortable seating, and endless sparkling skyline views. Signature Thai sundowners like the Chili Banana Flip or Chalongito are not to be missed. Unsurprisingly, Blue Sky has been recognized as one of the city’s most exciting rooftop bars.

Elephant Bar @ Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin

With a rich history dating back to the 1920s, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin is one of Thailand’s most evocative heritage hotels. The Elephant Bar transports guests to a chic bygone era, with a long wooden bar, ceiling fans, and a jazz trio providing a nostalgic ambience. Guests can enjoy a G&T or Mai Tai and reflect on a day of discovery in Hua Hin. Whiskey lovers will appreciate the bar’s exceptional selection of single malts.

Centara’s commitment to creating unique and memorable experiences is evident in these venues. By blending innovative design, creative mixology, and warm hospitality, Centara is elevating the bar scene in Asia and setting a new benchmark for excellence in the hospitality industry.

For more information about Centara and its exceptional venues, visit Centara Hotels & Resorts.




Written by: Octavia Koo