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Outrigger Acquires Mauritius Beachfront Property, the 181-key
Mövenpick Resort and Spa Mauritius

Following a Six-Month Renovation, the Property will Reopen
as the Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa


May 30, 2013 - HONOLULU, HAWAII
– Hawaii-based Outrigger Hotels and Resorts announced today that it has purchased from Dubai-based Kingdom Hotel Investments the 181-key Mövenpick Resort and Spa Mauritius, which is located in the island nation of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. The transaction closed on May 29, 2013, for an undisclosed amount.

“This acquisition marks the exciting new expansion of Outrigger into the Indian Ocean,” said David Carey, president and chief executive officer at Outrigger Enterprises Group. “With over 66 years of experience in tropical resort destinations, our acquisition of this beautiful, absolute beachfront property in the south of Mauritius fits perfectly with our expansion strategies. We plan to have Outrigger resorts in the best beachfront locations in the best resort destinations in the Asia-Pacific region,” he said.

The property closed on May 29 for an extensive six-month renovation and revitalization that will touch all guest rooms, public areas and grounds. The hotel will reopen by the end of the year as the Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa.

The Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa sits on the southwest coast of the Republic of Mauritius, located roughly 2,000 kilometres off the southeast coast of Africa. Just a 45‑minute drive from the international airport and a similar distance from the capital of Port Louis, the resort is surrounded on three sides by the nature preserve of Bel Ombre. All 181 rooms face the ocean, offering views of the resort’s white sand beach and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

When it reopens, the resort will have three swimming pools, a 1,800 square metre spa, three restaurants, and a children’s club and pool. The renovated resort also will have an exclusive Club level of guest rooms and suites with all the personal touches that Club guests are accustomed to receiving.

The Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa will be the first property for Outrigger in the Indian Ocean. Since starting its expansion into the Asia-Pacific region in 2008, Outrigger has grown its presence to include properties currently open or under development in Bali and Phuket, Thailand, the two most popular resort destinations in Asia; as well as in Phi Phi Island, Thailand; Sanya, Hainan Island, China; and Quy Nhon, Vietnam.

"The Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa will reflect the hospitality, warmth and flavours of Mauritius,” said Darren Edmonstone, Outrigger managing director, Asia-Pacific. "The property is well suited for families and couples seeking a luxurious beach holiday in a peaceful and welcoming cross-cultural setting for which this island nation is so famous.”

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 66 years of hospitality experience, Outrigger runs a highly-successful, multi-branded line of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort properties, including Outrigger® Hotels and Resorts, OHANA® Hotels and Resorts, Embassy Suites®, Best Western®, and Wyndham Vacation Ownership®. Currently, Outrigger operates and/or has under development 45 properties with approximately 11,000 rooms located in Hawaii; Australia; Guam; Fiji; Bali; Thailand; Mauritius, Vietnam; and Hainan Island, China. Outrigger Enterprises Group also operates and develops hotel properties and hospitality-related retail and real estate opportunities for partners in Hawaii, the Pacific, and Asia. For on-line information, log on at www.outriggerenterprisesgroup.com and www.outrigger.com.
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Contact:

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, Asia-Pacific
Ste 105-108, Plaza Del Mar, No. 1 Pasak-Koktanod Rd
Cherngtalay Sub-Dist., Thalang District
Phuket Province, 83110 Thailand
Tel: (+66) 76 318 230
Fax: (+66) 76 318 232
Email: darren.edmonstone@outrigger.com

Media Contact, Hawaii
Nancy Daniels, APR, Director of PR
Outrigger Enterprises Group
Phone: 808-921-6839
Email: nancy.daniels@outrigger.com

Media Contact, Asia
Ken Scott
ScottAsia Communications
Mobile: (+44) 7572 027264
Email: kens@scottasia.net

Anchalee Sriwongsa
ScottAsia Communications
Tel:  (+66) 2160 2644
Email: ann@scottasia.net


 
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