Tony Pedroni Appointed General Manager of Outrigger® Laguna Phuket Beach Resort

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Darren Edmonstone, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Pedroni as general manager of the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort in Thailand, effective August 1, 2013.

Tony Pedroni, General Manager, Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort

Tony Pedroni, General Manager, Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort

“Tony combines extensive international hotel industry experience with strong local knowledge on the challenges and opportunities of Phuket beach resort management. He will be a great asset to Outrigger as we continue our strategic expansion."

Darren Edmonstone, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Pedroni as general manager of the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort in Thailand, effective August 1, 2013.

Pedroni, an Irish national with 23 years’ experience in hospitality, will report to William Visser, Vice President Operations, Asia-Pacific, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts.

Before joining Outrigger, Pedroni was with Marriott International, most recently as general manager of the JW Marriott Resort, Phuket. Prior to that he was with The Renaissance Seoul Hotel, South Korea.

He has held hotel management positions in Kuwait, the UK and Washington D.C. He has also been a general manager and director of operations at two Hawaii beach resorts for Marriott.

Pedroni, who also speaks French, is a graduate of Newbridge College, County Kildare, Ireland, and HOSTA, Hotel and Tourism College in Leysin, Switzerland. He has also been a hotel owner.

Edmonstone said: “Tony combines extensive international hotel industry experience with strong local knowledge on the challenges and opportunities of Phuket beach resort management. He will be a great asset to Outrigger as we continue our strategic expansion.”

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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 and Oceania regions and continues to expand its presence throughout the area. 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 & Resorts, OHANA® Hotels & Resorts, Embassy Suites®, Holiday Inn® Best Western®, Wyndham Vacation Ownership® and Hilton Grand Vacations. 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.

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, Asia-Pacific
Ste 105-108, Plaza Del Mar, No. 1 Pasak-Koktanod Rd
Cherngtalay Sub-Dist., Thalang District
Phuket Province, 83110 Thailand
Tel: (+66) 76 318 230
Fax: (+66) 76 318 232
Email: gai.tadakittikul(at)outrigger(dot)com

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