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Outrigger Resorts in Phuket and Maldives Excel In Conde Nast Traveller Awards

RELEASE NUMBER 18/20

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’s Clean Commitment to ensure heightened hygiene standards for guests and hosts.

Outrigger Resorts is a member of Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. Membership to the Outrigger DISCOVERY loyalty program is complementary and offers a 10 percent savings on Outrigger’s best available rates, plus special member benefits. Further information and booking at outrigger.com.

Readers’ choice: Beach scene from Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort