Central Plaza Hotel, Thailand's leading hotelier, said on Monday it expected 2010 net profit to be higher than this year and it should be in line with estimated revenue growth of 13-15 percent.

The company, which expected 2009 revenue to rise only 1-2 percent, should benefit from rising income in its food and hotel businesses, Senior Vice President for Finance Ronnachit Mahattanapreut told reporters.

(Reporting by Khettiya Jittapong; Editing by Alan Raybould)