Outrigger Further Expands into Thailand with Outrigger Koh Samui

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Asia
has signed an agreement to open and manage the Outrigger Koh Samui Resort and
Spa in Bhoput Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand on 1 February 2011. The 81-key luxury
villa and suite resort is currently operating as the Destination Beach Resort
& Spa.

The new five-star full service
Outrigger Koh Samui Resort and Spa will offer a range of accommodations
including luxurious pool villas, spacious pool access suites and Beach Deco
rooms. Guests will enjoy a full array of services and amenities, including a
beachside restaurant, a Navasana Wellness Centre, a fitness centre, three
swimming pools, including one absolute beachfront pool, two bars and a Kids
Club.

“We are excited to add Outrigger Koh Samui Resort and Spa to
our growing collection of luxury properties throughout Asia,”
said Darren Edmonstone, Outrigger’s Senior Vice President, Asia
Pacific.
“The resort is a
perfect fit for us and we look forward to providing the very best in service
and amenities to our guests and patrons.”

Signing the agreement on behalf of the hotel owner, Dungfun Co.,
Ltd., Ms Pilaipan Chavalrut said
that Outrigger was
“just right” for Samui. “Outrigger brings over 60 years of
tropical beach resort experience to the island of Koh Samui. We also chose
Outrigger because of their excellent distribution channels and their commitment
to creating a sense of place that matches perfectly with our resort. We have a
fantastic luxury beach resort and we look forward to a long and successful
partnership with Outrigger.”

Bhoput Beach in the northeast
corner of Samui Island is known for its tranquility, family-focused activities,
dramatic sunsets and Big Buddha temple statue overlooking the sea. Bhoput is
five minutes away from Samui airport and 20 minutes from the main tourist area
at Chaweng.

According to the Tourism
Authority of Thailand, Koh Samui attracts around one million tourists a year.
The island has daily direct flight connections with Singapore, Hong Kong,
Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi and Utaphao (Pattaya). Samui is known today for its
large variety of beach activities, water sports, ecotours, and sightseeing into
the island’s picturesque interior and to the islands and reefs of the adjacent
Angthong marine national park.

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