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Scenic Samui, where a resort has rebranded as an Outrigger

Outrigger Moves from Phuket Base to Rebrand Boutique Resort on Samui

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
PHUKET: Outrigger Resorts has acquired the AKARYN Koh Samui Resort and Spa, which has been rebranded as the Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort.

The deal closed on May 29 for an undisclosed sum. The resort remains fully open for business as an Outrigger Resorts.

Outrigger has retained the vast majority of staff at the boutique all-pool suite and villa property, which is located on a 300-metre secluded sandy cove called Hanuman Bay in northeast Samui, 10 minutes from the island's airport.

The new Outrigger in Koh Samui has 52 keys comprising 27 Garden Pool Suites (80 sqm), 18 Garden Pool Villas (100 sqm), four Ocean View Pool Suites (80 sqm), and three Ocean Front Pool Suites (80 sqm).

''The acquisition of this stunning boutique property in Koh Samui complements other recent acquisitions by Outrigger in Phuket, Mauritius, the Maldives and Fiji,'' said Darren Edmonstone, Outrigger Managing Director, Asia Pacific.

''Outrigger is on a journey to become the premier beachfront resort brand in the world. Koh Samui is a wonderful addition to that absolute beachfront portfolio.''

Edmonstone said that Outrigger plans to make enhancements to the property's public areas, arrival experience, villas and landscaping.

Effective immediately, Rory Campbell has been appointed General Manager of the Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort.

Campbell was formerly the Director of Sales & Marketing at the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort.

Campbell has extensive senior executive experience at hotels in Australia, Hong Kong and Spain, including the Anantara Bophut Resort and Spa in Koh Samui.

''Our acclaimed 'Outrigger Way' style of management will be much in evidence at Samui,'' said Campbell.

''Expect delicious beachfront fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere, a full Navasana Spa experience, and a wide range of quality excursions that celebrate the best of Samui including the wonderful Ang Thong national marine park.''

The Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort has five food and beverage outlets and a full range of services and facilities that travellers would expect at a premier boutique resort.

Samui is located in the Gulf of Thailand, with direct flights linking it to Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, and internationally to Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore and Kunming.

About Outrigger Enterprises Group
Outrigger Enterprises Group is one of the largest and fastest growing privately-held leisure lodging, retail and hospitality companies operating in the Asia-Pacific, Oceania and Indian Ocean regions. As part of its unique hospitality offering, the values-based company extends exceptional hospitality and authentic cultural experiences, incorporating local traditions and customs into the guest experience at each of its properties worldwide. Guided by more than 67 years of family leadership, Outrigger runs a highly-successful, multi-branded portfolio of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort properties, including Outrigger Resorts, OHANA Hotels and Resorts, Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn, Best Western, Wyndham Vacation Ownership and Hilton Grand Vacations. Currently, Outrigger operates and/or has under development 43 properties with approximately 10,000 rooms located in Hawaii; Australia; Guam; Fiji; Thailand; Mauritius. Upcoming Maldives, Vietnam; and Hainan Island, China.

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congratulations to Outrigger and their management team. it is a definite plus for Samui as they are most definitely a class act!!

Posted by Sean Power on June 2, 2015 13:37


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