PHUKET, 5 November 2021: Outrigger Hospitality Group has
announced management appointments for the rebranded Outrigger Surin Beach
Resort in Phuket, due to open on 15 December.
The move comes as Thailand has lifted quarantine
requirements for fully vaccinated tourists from over 63 countries and
territories, effective 1 November.
Pongsak ‘Aey’ Thongwarothai will be resort manager,
Outrigger Surin Beach Resort. He brings experience from a longstanding career
in Thailand’s hotel sector. He has worked with Sheraton and Moevenpick before
joining Outrigger in Phuket.
As the resort’s new executive chef, Alexander Oddy, will
spearhead the culinary programmes – including the new Nalu Bar and Grill. He
will also oversee Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort.
Joerg Hontheim will take the role of area director of food
and beverage, Thailand, based in Phuket. A German national, Hontheim has held
various positions with Marriott, Ritz Carlton, Renaissance and Grand Hyatt
throughout Asia and the US.