Top News Outrigger acquires trio of Thailand resorts By TTG Asia / Posted on 21 July, 2021 14:07 Outrigger Hospitality Group has completed its purchase of the Manathai Hotels and Resorts brand, inclusive of three beach resorts in southern Thailand. The former Manathai Koh Samui, Manathai Khao Lak and Manathai Surin Phuket will be refreshed, before rebranding and reopening by year-end as Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort, Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort and Phuket Manathai by Outrigger, respectively. The three properties have a combined total of 372 keys. Following refurbishment, Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort will reopen to guests year-end The 148-key Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort is located on the quiet sands of Lamai Beach on the east coast of Thailand’s second-largest island, which is a 70-minute flight from Bangkok and 55 minutes from Phuket. The property includes 34 suites, a spa, three restaurants, a kids’ club and facilities for weddings and events. In Khao Lak, a 75-minute drive north of Phuket airport, the 158-key Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort sits on Bang Sak Beach, a long stretch of fine sand coastline with uninterrupted views of the Andaman Sea. The property’s room portfolio includes 12 suites and villas. There are two restaurants, a bar, a pool with ocean views, and a kids’ club. In Phuket, 30-minutes south of the international airport, the Phuket Manathai by Outrigger is a 66-room boutique property on the edge of the powder white sands of Surin Beach. Thirty-seven of the rooms are suites. The property features one main restaurant, a pool bar, and spa.