THAILAND: Outrigger opens new luxury property on Phi Phi Island

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts will officially open the Outrigger Phi Phi Island Resort and Spa, a stunning 156-key 70-acre property formerly known as the Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort and Spa, on Nov. 3.

Phi Phi Island Resort
Pool and Spa
Located on Phi Phi island in the Malacca Strait of the Andaman Sea about 30 miles east of Phuket, the property is the latest offering by Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, the 65-year old Hawaii-based company that continues to expand throughout Asia-Pacific from its regional headquarters in Phuket.

Outrigger took over the sales and marketing of the property in Oct. 2011 and has been making extensive improvements since that time, “Implementing Outrigger international standards across facilities, food and beverage and human resource services," according to Darren Edmonstone, Managing Director Asia-Pacific for Outrigger.

Deluxe Garden Bungalow
Enhancements include the addition of 44 new Deluxe Garden Bungalows. Food and beverage venues have been enhanced, and the gym has been improved

The new 571 square foot (53 square meter) Deluxe Garden Bungalows are the highlight of the changes. Located in clusters, they provide the atmosphere of a traditional Thai village. Inside, the interiors are contemporary with Thai touches. Each bungalow features a walk-in closet, a flat screen television, and iPod/iPhone docking station, Outrigger said in a statement announcing the grand opening.

A new executive chef with extensive luxury hotel experience has also been hired to implement a completely refreshed food and beverage offering. He will bring acclaimed culinary expertise in Thai, French, Italian and Japanese cuisine to the Outrigger Phi Phi Island Resort and Spa. His new creations will be available in the resort very soon, according to the company.

The unique location in a quiet peninsula of northeast Phi Phi allows guests to step from the resort right on to a nearly half-mile (800-metre) white sand beach and enjoy the translucent waters of the Malacca Strait. Guests can also snorkel, scuba dive, take private boat or fishing excursions, and enjoy a full spa facility.

A 360-degree virtual tour of the new Outrigger Phi Phi Island Resort and Spa is available here.

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