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Outrigger Appoints Leon Pink as General Manager
 of the New Outrigger Koh Samui, Thailand

PHUKET, 31 January 2011 – Outrigger Senior Vice President Asia Pacific, Mr Darren Edmonstone, has appointed Mr Leon Pink as General Manager of the Outrigger Koh Samui Resort and Spa, effective immediately.

Outrigger's new property on Koh Samui, the company's second in Thailand, opens on 1 February.

Pink, an Australian national, has 15 years' hotel operations experience. Prior to the Koh Samui appointment, Pink was Resort Manager for over two years at the Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji, a five-star 254 room property. The Fiji property won an AON Fijian Tourism Excellence Award in 2009 for being the best deluxe property in Fiji.

Before joining Outrigger in 2008, Pink gained extensive experience with the Mantra Group of hotels on Australia's Sunshine Coast, and with resort and city hotels in Australia, Amsterdam and London, where he won the Employee of the Year Award at the Sanderson Hotel, London.

Commenting on the appointment, Edmonstone said: "Leon's excellent frontline tropical holiday resort experience with Outrigger in Fiji gives him the right credentials to establish the new Outrigger Koh Samui Resort and Spa as a holidaymaker's favourite."

From 1 February, the 79-key luxury villa and suite Outrigger Koh Samui Resort and Spa will offer a range of accommodations including pool villas, spacious pool access suites and Beach Deco rooms. Guests will enjoy a full array of services and amenities, including a beachside restaurant, a Navasana Wellness Centre, a fitness centre, three swimming pools, including one absolute beachfront pool, two bars, and a Kids' Club.

About Outrigger Enterprises Group
Outrigger Enterprises Group is one of the largest and fastest growing privately-held leisure lodging and hospitality companies in the Asia Pacific and Oceania regions and continues to expand its presence throughout the area. A family-owned company with more than 60 years of hospitality experience, Outrigger runs a highly-successful, multi-branded line of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort properties, including Outrigger® Hotels & Resorts, OHANA® Hotels & Resorts, Outrigger Condominium Collection®, Embassy Suites®, Best Western® and Wyndham Vacation Ownership®. Currently, Outrigger operates and/or has under development 42 properties with close to 11,000 rooms located in Hawaii, Australia, Guam, Fiji, Bali, Phuket, Thailand, Vietnam and China. Outrigger Enterprises Group also operates and develops hotel properties and hospitality-related retail and real estate opportunities for partners in Hawaii, the Pacific, the mainland USA and Asia. For on-line information, log on at www.outriggerenterprisesgroup.com and www.outrigger.com.
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Contact: 

Ken Scott
ScottAsia Communications
Phone: +66 81 931 2753
Email: ken@scottasia.net

Khun Bim
Phone (+66) 86 712 9911
Email: bim@ScottAsia.net

Nancy Daniels, APR,
 Director of PR, Corporate head office
Outrigger Enterprises Group
Phone: +1 808 921 6839
Email: nancy.daniels@outrigger.com

 
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Also See: Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Asia Signed to Open and Manage the 81-key Outrigger Koh Samui Resort and Spa in Bhoput Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand / December 2010

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Signs Agreement with Developer ITC Spectrum, LLC, to Co-design and Manage a Luxury Resort to be Built On the Central Coast of Vietnam at Vinh Hoi Bay / July 2010

Outrigger Appointed Manager for Laguna Phuket Resort and Villas in Phuket, Thailand / June 2009

Outrigger Enterprises Group Names Darren J. Edmonstone as Senior Vice President - Asia / October 2008
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