Outrigger Enterprises Group has been selected to
manage a new luxury collection of residences, villas, town homes
and apartments being developed by Laguna Resorts & Hotels PCL in
Laguna Phuket, located on Bang Tao Bay on the northwestern coast
of Phuket, Thailand.
The new collection will be named
"Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort and Villas". When fully built out,
it will consist of 309 two, three and four-bedroom units, many
with their own private swimming pools. The first units will be
ready for occupancy in the fourth quarter of 2009.
Phuket, widely recognized as one of Asia's finest destination resorts, is
a 1,000 acre mixed-use tropical resort with five miles of pristine
sandy beaches, six deluxe resort hotels (Banyan Tree Phuket,
Sheraton Grande Laguna, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, Laguna Beach
Resort, Allamanda Laguna Phuket, Laguna Holiday Club Resort), the
Laguna Phuket Golf Club, spas, restaurants and bars as
well as a retail shopping center.
"We are excited to work with Laguna Resorts on this great new
luxury product that they are building in the prestigious Laguna
Phuket destination resort," said David Carey, president and CEO of
Outrigger Enterprises Group. "Laguna Phuket has such a
well-deserved reputation as a quality resort and we are thrilled
to be a part of it."
"We welcome the Outrigger brand and
their expertise in villa and condominium management," said Michael
Ayling, managing director of Laguna Resorts & Hotels Plc. "We're
delighted to announce the opening of Laguna Phuket's seventh
resort, Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort and Villas. We're positive
that Laguna Phuket will greatly benefit from Outrigger's quality
management services of Laguna Village."
one-half of the 309 units have been completed, with the remaining
units scheduled for completion in 2011. Amenities at the Outrigger
Laguna Phuket Resort and Villas will include a beach club, private
clubhouse, fitness center, tennis courts, an Angsana spa, as well
as retail shops and restaurants.
Phuket is one of Asia's
most popular beach destinations, offering an unbeatable
combination of soft, white sand beaches and superb hospitality.
Phuket is serviced by the Phuket International Airport, which is
the second busiest passenger airport in Thailand, behind only
Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Since the early 1980s, tourism has
been Phuket's main economic driver. Whether it is world class
diving in the Andaman Sea, golf at world-standard championship
courses or exciting eco-adventures in tropical forests, Phuket is
a favorite visitor destination.
"Outrigger Laguna Phuket
Resort and Villas will be our third property in Phuket, in
addition to the Outrigger Serenity Terraces Resort in Chalong Bay
along the quiet southeastern coast of Phuket and the Outrigger
West Sands Resort on Mai Khao Beach in northwestern Phuket," said
Mr. Carey. "Phuket and Bali are the top leisure resort
destinations in Asia and we now have five resorts open or under
development in those two locations."
In three short years, Outrigger has
grown its presence in Southeast Asia to include the five
resorts in Phuket and Bali, as well as properties in
Hainan Island, China and Vietnam.
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