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.

The 81-key luxury villa and suite resort is currently operating as the Destination Beach Resort and Spa and will rebrand to Outrigger on February 1, 2011.

The 5-star full service Outrigger Koh Samui Resort and Spa will offer a range of accommodation 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 Outrigger’s Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, Darren Edmonstone.

“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,” he said.

Bhoput Beach in the northeast corner of Samui Island is known for its tranquility, ocean-based activities, dramatic sunsets and Big Buddha temple statue overlooking the sea.

Signing the agreement on behalf of the hotel owner, Dungfun Co., Ltd., 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,” she said. “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,” Chavalrut said.