RELEASE NUMBER 27/17
PHUKET, THAILAND – Outrigger Enterprises Group has appointed Anjela Wong as account director, Singapore/Southeast Asia, for Outrigger Resorts. Her main task is to drive MICE business for the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort. She commenced her role on April 15 and is based in Singapore.
Ms. Wong will also represent the Outrigger brand at large, including attendance at leading trade shows. She will report directly to Haydee Cruz, director of sales and marketing at Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort, with a secondary line to Danny Ojiri, vice president for market development in Asia.
Before joining Outrigger, Ms. Wong, a Singaporean national, held key roles in leading corporations and hospitality groups in Singapore. Each had a strong focus on venue sourcing, event management, sales and contracting.
Ms. Wong was director of global accounts for HelmsBriscoe 2013-2017 where her main responsibility was event venue sourcing and management. Ms. Wong has also held successful stints at Warwick International Hotels as global account sales director Asia Pacific, and in account management, sales and business development roles for firms such as IDeaS, eRevMax/RateTiger, Hotel Re! and Far East Hospitality.
“Anjela is highly tuned in to the demanding event and venue needs of big companies in Asia,” says Mr. Ojiri. “Her skill set is a perfect match for the magnificent Similan Ballroom meeting and conference facilities that we have at the Outrigger in Phuket.”
Before entering the corporate world, Ms. Wong earned a Diploma in Management Practice from the Singapore Institute of Management.
Named after the beautiful Similan Islands in the Andaman Sea near Phuket, the Similan Ballroom and three meeting rooms called Tongfah (Sky), Tawan (Sun) and Talay (Sea), position Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort as one of the best medium-sized meeting facilities, not just in Phuket and Thailand, but in Southeast Asia.
The four meeting spaces feature free Wi-Fi everywhere, natural daylight in all meeting rooms including the Similan Ballroom, dedicated technical support, an event and catering team, and state-of-the-art audio visual and conference amenities.
The Similan Ballroom can comfortably host executive conferences of up to 350 delegates in theater style and 290 guests banquet style.
A few steps away, the setting is perfect for a variety of events outdoors. Extensive gardens and a peaceful beachfront create inspirational settings for team building activities and outdoor banquets.