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

Honolulu, Hawaii October 11, 2008 - Mel Kaneshige, executive vice president of real estate and development of Outrigger Enterprises Group, announced today that Outrigger has named Darren J. Edmonstone as Senior Vice President - Asia.  In this newly created position, Mr. Edmonstone will lead Outrigger's expansion into Asia and oversee Outrigger's newly established Asia regional office in Phuket, Thailand.
"Darren will head up Outrigger's aggressive expansion into Asia," said David Carey, president and chief executive officer of Outrigger.  "In the two short years since starting our efforts in Asia, we have announced the acquisition of properties in Bali and Phuket, with discussions now underway for additional properties in Phuket and Koh Samui in Thailand and in Sanya, Hainan Island, China. Darren has been at the forefront of these acquisitions and negotiations, and we look forward to his continuing leadership as we grow the Outrigger brand further in Asia."
"Besides the additional properties now in negotiations, Outrigger is investigating other opportunities at the present time in Hua Hin, Krabi and Pattaya in Thailand, another location in Bali and several locations in Vietnam," commented Edmonstone.  "Owners and developers of hospitality product in Asia are especially interested in our total focus on leisure resort properties in warm weather, beach front locations and our ability to provide a total management solution for hotel, timeshare, condominium and retail components of a resort," Edmonstone added.

Mr. Edmonstone has extensive Asian experience, having worked most recently in the region with HongKong and Shanghai Hotels Limited, the owners of The Peninsula Group, in a number of senior management positions in Vietnam and Thailand as well as in a corporate regional role based in Hong Kong, before joining Outrigger in 2005 as vice president of acquisitions and development. 
Prior to The Peninsula Group, Edmonstone worked in Europe with the hospitality arm of The Kuwaiti Investment Office, as well as with Sheraton Hotels, NCR Australia Pty, Ltd. and Hilton Hotels in his native Australia.
Outrigger's previously announced properties in Asia include the 78 room Outrigger Serenity Terraces Resort on Rawai Beach, Phuket, opening in April 2009, the 176 room Outrigger Panorama Bali Resort & Spa in the Bukit area of Bali, opening in 2010, and the 396 room West Sands Outrigger Resort & Spa on Mai Khao Beach, Phuket, also opening in 2010.

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 47 properties with close to 12,000 rooms located in Hawaii, Australia, Guam, Fiji, Bali and Phuket, Thailand.
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 and
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Nancy Daniels, APR, 
Director of Public Relations
Outrigger Enterprises Group
Ph: 808-921-6839

Also See: Outrigger Enterprises Appoints Pieter van der Hoeven General Manager-Phuket, Thailand Which Includes the Outrigger Serenity Terraces Resort and the West Sands Outrigger Resort / June 2008
Perry Sorenson Retiring After 15 Years as EVP and COO of Outrigger Hotels & Resorts; Barry Wallace Promoted to EVP of Hospitality Services / December 2005

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