Three Outrigger Properties Earn ‘Top 10 Resort Awards’ from Australia’s Holidays with Kids

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Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort, Outrigger on the Lagoon – Fiji, and Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk hailed among the best family resorts in their destination by the readers of Holidays with Kids.

Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji

“As a family owned and operated company, it’s especially gratifying for Outrigger to be recognized as an elite member of the family-vacation category...said Sean Dee, executive vice president at Outrigger Enterprises Group.

Travelers have spoken and Outrigger Hotels and Resorts is proud to announce that three of its properties have earned a spot in Holidays with Kids’ 2013 Top 10 Resort Awards. Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort has been voted “Best Family Resort” in Thailand, Outrigger on the Lagoon – Fiji cracked the Top 10 Family Resorts in Fiji, and the Outrigger-managed Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk has also been voted one of the Top 10 Family Resorts in the United States by Holidays with Kids, a leading Australian travel and lifestyle magazine.

“As a family owned and operated company, it’s especially gratifying for Outrigger to be recognized as an elite member of the family-vacation category – both in Hawaii, where it all began, as well as with our Asia-Pacific accommodations in Fiji and Thailand,” said Sean Dee, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Outrigger Enterprises Group. “This award delivers further inspiration for us to continue providing families from around the globe with outstanding service, top-notch accommodations, and lasting memories.”

Earning the number one spot as Thailand’s “Best Family Resort,” the all-new Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort offers an exquisite Phuket hotel experience on beautiful Bangtao Bay. Holidays with Kids says the property offers great amenities for mom and dad to enjoy “while the kids are entertained with special programs at Koh Kids. They’ll also love the extensive water park, featuring waterfalls and a waterslide, for watery family fun. Outrigger’s stylish new rooms combine the best of contemporary décor with Thai accents for a truly unique beachside holiday.” Find out more about Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort at http://www.outrigger.com.

One of the most enchanting resorts in the South Pacific, Outrigger on the Lagoon – Fiji also earned its spot in the Top 10 Family Resorts in Fiji for its Vahavu pool and bistro area that caters to parents, while kid-friendly programs like the resort’s Meimei nanny service, ‘Little Riggers,’ ‘Beach Riggers,’ and teen activities keep kids entertained all day. Holidays with Kids says of the resort: “Outrigger on the Lagoon actively encourages teens to get involved in the community with trips to a local Fijian school, hikes to Bebe Hill and Enchanted Pool, tours of Tavuni Hill Fort and other cultural activities.” Learn more about Outrigger on the Lagoon-Fiji at http://www.outrigger.com.

Also earning a coveted spot in Holiday with Kids’ Top 10 Family Resorts in the United States is Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk. The hotel was recognized for the host of family-friendly amenities it provides, including spacious suites for families to spread out and relax, complimentary Full, Cooked-to-Order Breakfast in the morning and a lively Evening Poolside Reception with snacks, refreshments, and live music weekly. Holiday with Kids says of the property: “With a central location close to Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Aquarium, as well as Pearl Harbor, Embassy Suites on Waikiki Beach Walk is in the middle of all the action.” For more information on the Outrigger-managed Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk, log on to http://www.embassysuiteswaikiki.com.

Holidays with Kids awards were based on more than 4,000 reader surveys. Winning “holidaymakers” were recognized for exceeding the expectations of their guests in just about every area—customer service, exceptional facilities, family-friendly activities, and providing memorable experiences.

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About Outrigger Enterprises Group
Outrigger Enterprises Group is one of the largest and fastest growing privately-held leisure lodging, retail and hospitality companies in the Asia-Pacific, Oceania and Indian Ocean regions and continues to expand its presence throughout these areas.. A family-owned company with 66 years of hospitality experience, Outrigger runs a highly-successful, multi-branded portfolio of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort properties, including Outrigger® Hotels and Resorts, OHANA® Hotels and Resorts, Embassy Suites®, Holiday Inn®, Best Western®, Wyndham Vacation Ownership® and Hilton Grand VacationsTM. Currently, Outrigger operates and/or has under development 45 properties with approximately 11,000 rooms located in Hawaii; Australia; Guam; Fiji; Bali; Thailand; Mauritius, 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.

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