Outrigger Makes Senior Appointment at its Phi Phi Island Property in Thailand

Outrigger Makes Senior Appointment at its Phi Phi Island Property in Thailand

PHUKET, 5 July 2012 – Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Asia Pacific has appointed Mr Marc Landgraf to oversee the management and operations of the Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort and Spa, effective July 1, 2012. The property, which officially becomes the Outrigger Phi Phi Island Resort and Spa on November 3, is currently being upgraded and is located in a idyllic beachfront location on a quiet peninsula of Phi Phi Island, midway between Phuket and Krabi in the inner Andaman Sea.

Prior to joining Outrigger, Landgraf was General Manager of the Cape Panwa Hotel & Spa in Phuket. He also had successful periods as Group Director of Sales at Aleenta Resorts and Spas, and as General Manager of the Paradise Koh Yao, boutique resort and spa, both in Thailand.
His 17-year hospitality industry experience includes senior roles in resorts in the Dominican Republic, serviced apartments in Brussels and with Sodexho Catering and Services in Luxembourg and France.

“Marc’s key strengths are implementing standard operating procedures, cost control, team building and motivating personnel,” said Darren Edmonstone, Managing Director for Outrigger in the Asia Pacific region. “Marc will take the current product and service offering at the Phi Phi Island property and work with the team there to elevate it to Outrigger’s international standards.”

The existing beachfront bungalows are currently being upgraded and 38 stunning new Deluxe Garden Bungalows will be ready by November 2012. Restaurant outlets are also being improved and a new gym being installed. The enhancements will be ready by November 3, this year, when Outrigger officially takes over the management of the property and it is branded as an Outrigger resort.

Landgraf, a French national, has a degree in International Hospitality Management from the Hotel Management School in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is also fluent in German, Spanish and English. Rugby is a passion. He played for the Luxembourg national team for five years and in the Belgian 1st League.

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About Outrigger Enterprises Group
Outrigger Enterprises Group is one of the largest and fastest growing privately-held leisure lodging and hospitality companies in the Asia Pacific and Oceania regions and continues to expand its presence throughout the area. A family-owned company with 65 years of hospitality experience, Outrigger runs a highly-successful, multi-branded line of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort properties, including Outrigger® Hotels & Resorts, OHANA® Hotels & Resorts, Embassy Suites®, Best Western®, and Wyndham Vacation Ownership®. Currently, Outrigger operates and/or has under development 45 properties with close to 11,000 rooms located in Hawaii; Australia; Guam; Fiji; Bali; Thailand; Vietnam; and Hainan Island, China. Outrigger Enterprises Group also operates and develops hotel properties and hospitality-related retail and real estate opportunities for partners in Hawaii, the Pacific, and Asia. For on-line information, log on at http://www.outriggerenterprisesgroup.com and http://www.outrigger.com.

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, Asia-Pacific
Ste 105-108, Plaza Del Mar, No. 1 Pasak-Koktanod Rd
Cherngtalay Sub-Dist., Thalang District
Phuket Province, 83110 Thailand
Tel: (+66) 76 318 230
Fax: (+66) 76 318 232

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