HONOLULU, OAHU, Hawaii, December, 2010 - Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Asia
this week signed an agreement to open and manage the Outrigger Koh Samui Resort and Spa
in Bhoput Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand, on February 1, 2011. The 81-key
luxury villa and suite resort is currently operating as the Destination
Beach Resort & Spa.
The new five-star full service Outrigger Koh Samui Resort and Spa will
offer a range of accommodations including luxurious 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 beachfront pool, two bars and a Kids Club.
"We are excited to add Outrigger Koh Samui Resort and Spa to our
growing collection of luxury properties throughout Asia," said Darren
Edmonstone, Outrigger’s Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific. "The
resort is a perfect fit for us and we look forward to providing the
very best in service and amenities to our guests and patrons."
Signing the agreement on behalf of the hotel owner, Dungfun Co., Ltd.,
Ms. Pilaipan Chavalrut said that Outrigger was "just right" for Samui.
"Outrigger brings over 60 years of tropical beach resort experience to
the island of Koh Samui. We also chose Outrigger because of their
excellent distribution channels and their commitment to creating a
sense of place that matches perfectly with our resort. We have a
fantastic luxury beach resort and we look forward to a long and
successful partnership with Outrigger."
Bhoput Beach in the northeast corner of Samui Island is known for its
tranquility, family-focused activities, dramatic sunsets and Big Buddha
temple statue overlooking the sea. Bhoput is five minutes away from
Samui airport and 20 minutes from the main tourist area at Chaweng.
According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Koh Samui attracts
around one million tourists a year. The island has daily direct flight
connections with Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi and
Utaphao (Pattaya). Samui is known today for its large variety of beach
activities, water sports, ecotours, and sightseeing into the island’s
picturesque interior and to the islands and reefs of the adjacent
Angthong marine national park.
Outrigger Enterprises Group is one of the largest and fastest growing
privately-held leisure lodging and hospitality companies in the Asia
and Oceania regions and continues to expand
its presence throughout the area. A family-owned company with more than
years of hospitality experience, Outrigger runs a highly-successful,
multi-branded line of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort
including Outrigger® Hotels & Resorts, OHANA® Hotels &
Outrigger Condominium Collection®, Embassy Suites®, Best
Western® and Wyndham
Vacation Ownership®. Currently, Outrigger operates and/or has under
42 properties with close to 11,000 rooms located in Hawaii,
Fiji, Bali, Phuket,
Thailand, Vietnam and China. Outrigger Enterprises Group
also operates and develops hotel properties and hospitality-related
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.