Mena the baby elephant was on hand to lend a
trunk at the groundbreaking ceremony for Laguna Phuketís Latitude,
the upcoming waterfront venue designed to host a variety of MICE
programmes and other events.
The popular pachyderm is a junior member of
Laguna Phuketís resident elephants that charm guests and visitors
at the resortís seven deluxe hotel and villa properties. Helped by
her mahout, she assisted Michael Ayling, Managing Director of
Laguna Resorts & Hotels Plc., in the ceremony to launch
construction at Latitudeís tropical lagoon setting.
Latitude is scheduled for completion in mid-2010
and will occupy a total concrete surface area of 1,500 sqm, with a
1,000 sqm marquee-style all-weather structure capable of
accommodating up to 1,000 guests theatre style, 800 for cocktails,
and 600 for banquets; and 450 sqm pre-function area, all
surrounded by lush, landscaped grounds. The structureís modular
design will enable versatile configurations for a variety of large
and small events.
Situated at the heart of Laguna Phuket, Latitude
will be within minutes of all the resortís hotels and villas,
18-hole golf course, luxury spas and shopping - as well as Quest
Adventures, its on-site corporate training and teambuilding
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