Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort: winner of favourite international family resort
Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort has won “Favourite Family Resort - International” in the Conde Nast Middle East Readers’ Choice Awards 2020. Its sister property, Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort came second in the “Favourite Beach Hotel - International” category.
The results were announced 24 June by Conde Nast Traveller, a leading consumer travel publication with regional editions around the world. Voting was open to travellers and readers of the publication.
Rhea Saran, Editor in Chief of the Conde Nast Middle East said: “I believe that right now, because things are difficult, that these awards are more important - and that we should celebrate the achievements of the travel industry.”
Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort has established itself as a family favourite among resorts since opening in 2013. The property features a large free-form beachfront swimming pool, organised activities for families, a Coral Kids Club and specially-designed standard rooms that can sleep two adults and two children under 12.
Among many acclaimed resorts in the Maldives, Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort in the south of the Maldivian archipelago stands out from the crowd due to its pristine beaches, island day trips, coral rehabilitation programme and spacious villas. The resort has its own marine biologist who leads scuba and snorkel outings. Even at night there are guided stargazing sessions on the beach using powerful telescopes.
“With Outrigger Resorts located only in premier beach destinations – our exclusive focus is providing warm, island-style hospitality in iconic locales,” said Jeff Wagoner, President and CEO of Outrigger Hospitality Group. “Being named Favourite Family Resort and a Favourite Beach Hotel by Conde Nast Traveller readers is an honour and we’re committed to continue safely providing authentic, memorable holidays by the sea.”
Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort has previously won the “Best Resort (Service Excellence) – Asia Pacific” Award at the 2017 Travel Weekly Asia Readers’ Choice Awards; “Best Luxury Family Hotel – Southeast Asia" in the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2016; “Best Restaurant Within a Hotel” global award at the International Hotel and Property Awards 2016 (for Metzo’s); fourth best resort for families in Thailand in the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards; the property entered the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame for Excellence in 2019.
Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort reopens to Thailand-based visitors from 1 July. Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort is currently scheduled to reopen on 1 October. Both properties are bookable now with a flexible booking and cancellation policy to give peace of mind in light of ongoing travel uncertainties.
All Outrigger properties have implemented the Outrigger Clean Commitment to ensure heightened hygiene standards for guests and hosts.
Further information and booking on outrigger.com
Readers’ choice: Beach scenes from Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort
ABOUT THE CONDE NAST TRAVELLER MIDDLE EAST READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS
The online voting for the 7th edition of the Conde Nast Traveller Middle East Readers’ Choice Awards began in January, at a dedicated microsite cntravellerme.com/awards. Voting closed at the end of April 2020. Voting was open to residents of the Gulf Cooperation Council region. There was no prescribed shortlist. All entries were decided by the voters. Once voting closed, the results were tallied up and a list of the top three finalists in each category were published online in May. The winners were announced on June 24 online and the results will also appear in the Conde Nast Traveller Middle East summer issue available from July 1.
ABOUT THE OUTRIGGER LAGUNA PHUKET BEACH RESORT
The 255-key Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort is located between the mesmeric deep blue waters of the Andaman Sea and tropical lagoons. The absolute beachfront property gives guests the finest in accommodation with modern interiors subtly blended with contemporary Thai touches, all with complimentary Wi-Fi throughout. Active lifestyle families and couples can enjoy the large freeform swimming pool (with waterslide), plus tennis, squash, fitness and badminton – and the full choice of Phuket leisure interests through the activities desk. Kids have fun at the Coral Kids Club. The exclusive Voyager 47 Club Lounge gives Club guests an extra level of service and relaxation. To ensure a complete holiday experience, guests enjoy signing privileges at the Banyan Tree Spa, 30 restaurants and bars, the Canal Shopping Village and Laguna Phuket Golf Club.
ABOUT OUTRIGGER KONOTTA MALDIVES RESORT
Find a world beyond compare at Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort. Resting within the crystal waters of Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort offers complete privacy and intimate luxury. Here in this sanctuary of exquisite over-water bungalows, innovative Maldivian cuisine, rejuvenating Navasana Spa, reef adventure and stunning sea life, guests are showered with uncompromising Outrigger hospitality. With a mix of Beach Pool Villas, Overwater Villas, Lagoon Pool Villas the Grand Konotta Villa this resort is a one-of-a-kind destination for seclusion, romance, family holidays and complete relaxation. For conservationists, the resort has its full-time marine biologists, part of Outrigge’s OZONE initiative. The private island of Konotta is located 211 miles (340 kilometers) to the south of Malé and is conveniently accessible via a 55-minute flight from Malé to Kaadedhdhoo Airport followed by a scenic 30-minute speedboat journey. Find Outrigger at Outrigger.com.
About Outrigger Hospitality Group
For more than 70 years, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has charted a journey of discovery – expanding from Hawaii to premier resort destinations in Fiji, Thailand, Mauritius and the Maldives. The privately held hospitality company currently operates 36 properties and more than 7,000 rooms – inviting guests to ‘Escape Ordinary’ with authentic Signature Experiences and the Outrigger DISCOVERY loyalty program. Outrigger’s multi-branded portfolio includes Outrigger® Resorts, OHANA Hotels by Outrigger®, Hawaii Vacation Condos by Outrigger®, Kapalua Villas Maui, and its newest additions: Honua Kai Resort & Spa Maui and lifestyle hotel, Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger. It also manages select properties from top international hotel brands including Embassy Suites®, Best Western®, Wyndham Destinations and Hilton Grand Vacations™. Find out more at Outrigger.com or visit @OutriggerResorts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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