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The recently opened Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort

Outrigger Buys Another Resort, This Time in Mauritius

Thursday, May 30, 2013
PHUKET: Hawaii-based Outrigger Hotels and Resorts announced today that it has purchased from Dubai-based Kingdom Hotel Investments the 181-key Movenpick Resort and Spa Mauritius in the island nation of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.

The transaction closed on May 29, 2013, for an undisclosed amount.

''This acquisition marks the exciting new expansion of Outrigger into the Indian Ocean,'' said David Carey, president and chief executive officer at Outrigger Enterprises Group. ''With over 66 years of experience in tropical, beachfront resort destinations, our acquisition of this beautiful, absolute beachfront property in the south of Mauritius fits perfectly with our expansion strategies.

''We plan to have Outrigger resorts in the best beachfront locations in the best resort destinations in the Asia-Pacific region,'' he said.

The property closed on May 29 for an extensive six-month renovation and revitalisation that will touch all guest rooms, public areas and grounds. The hotel will reopen by the end of the year as the Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa.

The Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa sits on the southwest coast of the Republic of Mauritius, located roughly 2000 kilometres off the southeast coast of Africa.

Just a 45-minute drive from the international airport and a similar distance from the capital of Port Louis, the resort is surrounded on three sides by the nature preserve of Bel Ombre.

All 181 rooms face the ocean, offering views of the resort's white sand beach and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

When it reopens, the resort will have three swimming pools, a 1800 square metre spa, three restaurants, and a children's club and pool.

The renovated resort also will have an exclusive Club level of guest rooms and suites with all the personal touches that Club guests are accustomed to receiving.

The Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa will be the first property for Outrigger in the Indian Ocean.

Since starting its expansion into the Asia-Pacific region in 2008, Outrigger has grown its presence to include properties currently open or under development in Bali and Phuket, Thailand, the two most popular resort destinations in Asia; as well as in Phi Phi Island, Thailand; Sanya, Hainan Island, China; and Quy Nhon, Vietnam.

''The Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa will reflect the hospitality, warmth and flavors of Mauritius,'' said Darren Edmonstone, Outrigger managing director, Asia-Pacific.

''The property is well suited for families and couples seeking a luxurious beach holiday in a peaceful and welcoming cross-cultural setting for which this island nation is so famous.''

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 & Resorts, OHANA Hotels & Resorts, Embassy Suites, Best Western, and Wyndham Vacation Ownership. Currently, Outrigger operates and/or has under development 45 properties with close to 11,000 rooms located in Hawaii; Australia; Guam; Fiji; Bali; 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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