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Robert Czeschka Appointed as the Executive Chef at the Outrigger
Laguna Phuket Resort and Villas in Thailand

PHUKET, 13 June 2011
-- Robert Czeschka has been appointed Executive Chef at the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort and Villas in Thailand, effective 16 May.

Czeschka, an Austrian national, will be responsible for all the resort's outlets including the new Feast restaurant, which opens in July, Bites all-day poolside dining, in-villa dining, and special events at Outrigger Laguna Resort and Villas.

Czeschka brings 26 years' experience to Outrigger from Shangri-La, Hilton, Marriott, Starwood and the Michelin star Palais Schwarzenberg in Austria. For 16 years as an Executive Chef Czeschka has led kitchen operations in Germany, Egypt, Malaysia, Thailand, Malaysia and , China, and most recently at the luxury Nam Hai Resort in Hoi An, Vietnam.

"I am excited to be at Outrigger in Phuket because our concept at the new Feast restaurant is to present modern cuisine with innovative healthy options," said Czeschka. "We will have an intriguing choice of mouth-watering dishes for diners who want pan-Asian, international and Thai cuisine. We won't forget signature comfort dishes either."

Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort and Villas General Manager, Darren Shaw, said that the property would open 19 new luxury suites in July to complement the 68 villas that are already open and doing well.

"Feast will become our signature dining outlet," said Shaw. "When it opens we expect to attract more diners from outside the property. Robert's culinary creativity and experience will help define Feast and Bites as high quality, innovative and desirable dining experiences in the Laguna Phuket Destination Resort."

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 and

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

Media Contact, Asia
Ken Scott
ScottAsia Communications
Mobile: (+66) 81 931 2753

Jutaporn 'Van' Kanokkangsadan
Mobile : (+66) 86 337 9765

Nancy Daniels, APR, Director of PR, Corporate head office
Outrigger Enterprises Group
Phone: +1 808 921 6839

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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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