Outrigger Koh Samui Resort and Spa to open 1 February 2011

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Asia this week 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 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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