Latitude @ Laguna Phuket Breaks Ground

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Monday, 5 April 2010

Mena the baby elephant was on hand to lend a trunk at the groundbreaking ceremony for Laguna Phukets 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 Phukets resident elephants that charm guests and visitors at the resorts 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 Latitudes 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 structures 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 resorts hotels and villas, 18-hole golf course, luxury spas and shopping - as well as Quest Adventures, its on-site corporate training and teambuilding centre.

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