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Fireworks signify the latest addition to the Outrigger array of resorts

Outrigger Brands Renovated Phuket Resort in Laguna Phuket Setting

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
PHUKET: Four hundred people attended the grand opening party of the 255-room Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort in Phuket on April 4.

Guest of honor, Phuket Governor Maitri Intusut, cut the opening ribbon along with Outrigger senior executives and the company's founding family members who had flown to Phuket from Hawaii for the occasion.

Others flew in from Japan, Korea, Australia, Germany and Britain.

Outrigger cultural ambassador Kaipo Ho sang a traditional Hawaiian blessing to show gratitude to the Phuket hosts.

On a special night characterised by the easy mixing of Hawaiian and Phuket hospitality, Outrigger family members played a key role in the celebrations.

Key visitors included Dr Richard R. Kelley, Chairman of the Board Emeritus of Outrigger Enterprises Group, Dr Charles R. Kelley, Chairman of the Board of Outrigger Enterprises Group, David Carey, President and CEO, Melvin Kaneshige, Executive Vice President, Real Estate and Development, and Darren Edmonstone, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific.

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 65 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; Phuket and Phi Phi, Thailand; 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.


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