Featured image: Poolside dreams. Photo: Outrigger Koh Samui
Resort news from one of our favourite romantic travel destinations: Thailand. Outrigger Hospitality Group is expanding into southern Thailand after finalising the purchase of the Manathai Hotels and Resorts Brand. The acquisition includes three dreamy beach resorts in Koh Samui, Phuket, and Khao Lak that will be treated to a refresh before opening under the Outrigger brand and management by late 2021.
“This acquisition trio demonstrates our confidence in Thailand’s tourism industry and commitment to the global expansion of Outrigger’s leisure resort portfolio,” said Jeff Wagoner, president and CEO of Outrigger Hospitality Group.
“Our past success in Thailand stemmed from celebrating unique cultural aspects of the destination — which is something that we plan to continue at all three of the new properties,” said Mr Wagoner.
Look out for:
Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort (formerly Manathai Koh Samui)
Koh Samui is a dream destination for couples and honeymooners, so we know the Outrigger Koh Samui will be popping up on 2022 shortlists. Located on the quiet sands of Lamai Beach (on the island’s east coast), this serene sanctuary is a 70-minute flight from Bangkok and just under an hour from Phuket. Capturing a soft ‘colonial’ elegance, the resort includes 34 suites, a spa, three restaurants, a kids club, and facilities for weddings and events. Nestled in an enclave of lush coconut trees, Outrigger Koh Samui is steps from the beach and a wide choice of dining and shopping outlets.
Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort (formerly Manathai Khao Lak)
Set on a long stretch of pristine coastline, with uninterrupted views of the Andaman Sea, Outrigger Khao Lak promises a true romantic hideaway. With just 12 suites and villas, the resort includes two restaurants, a bar, and an expansive pool with ocean views — all located on beautiful Bang Sak Beach, a 75-minute drive north of Phuket airport.
Phuket Manathai by Outrigger® (formerly Manathai Surin Phuket)
An elegant 66-room haven (including 37 suites) Phuket Manathai by Outrigger® edges the powder-white sands of Surin Beach. Just 30-minutes south of the international airport, the resort is also within walking distance of an array of dining, shopping, and entertainment venues. Couples can enjoy an onsite restaurant and pool bar or escape to the decadent day spa.
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