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Outrigger Appoints Mark Simmons as VP Sales
and Marketing, Asia-Pacific

HONOLULU, HAWAII - June 5, 2013
– Darren Edmonstone, executive vice president and managing director, Asia-Pacific, for Outrigger Enterprises Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Simmons as vice president sales and marketing, Asia-Pacific.

Simmons, an Australian national with 23 years’ experience in hospitality in the Asia-Pacific region, most of it in sales and marketing, will be based at the Outrigger regional headquarters in Phuket, Thailand. He will report to Edmonstone.

Prior to joining Outrigger, Simmons was vice president sales and marketing for SilverNeedle Hospitality, based in Singapore. He has held senior executive positions at the Preferred Hotel Group and at Delivering Asia, both in Hong Kong. Simmons has also been responsible for senior sales and marketing and operations positions in Asia-Pacific at the Landmark Bangkok, Accor Asia-Pacific, Century International Hotels, Jumeirah International, and Radisson Hotels.

Edmonstone said: “With his extensive hotel sales and marketing experience, Mark brings an impressive breadth and a depth of expertise and knowledge to Outrigger. We are delighted to welcome Mark to Outrigger as we continue our strategic expansion in Asia-Pacific and beyond.”

Sean Dee, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Outrigger Enterprises Group, said: “We are thrilled to have Mark join our global sales and marketing team. Bringing on a dynamic and experienced leader of Mark’s calibre reinforces the company’s commitment to having the very best in people and resources as we grow our global portfolio throughout the Asia-Pacific region.”

Simmons has a marketing degree from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. He also completed a senior hotel management course with the School of Travel Industry Manager at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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 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, Hawaii
Nancy Daniels, APR, Director of PR
Outrigger Enterprises Group
Phone: 808-921-6839

Media Contact, Asia
Ken Scott
ScottAsia Communications
Mobile: (+44) 7572 027264

Anchalee Sriwongsa
ScottAsia Communications
Tel:  (+66) 2160 2644

Media Contact, Australia
Corina Ammann
Phone: (+61) 7 3368 3456

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