PHUKET Thailand, 10 October 2019: Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort, in Laguna Phuket, has announced the opening of a new meeting and events centre in January 2020.
The new facility transforms the beachfront resort into “the complete meeting venue,” said general manager, Tony Pedroni.
The new ‘Similan Ballroom’ meetings and events centre will offer 640 square metres of flexible meeting and exhibition space including a pillar-less ballroom with six-metre-high ceilings with movable partition walls. The new venue features audio-visual technical excellence with complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi throughout.
The new complex will target the meeting sector across the Asia Pacific, local business gatherings in Phuket and major weddings.
The new set-up features a large pre-function area, a VIP lounge, space for 350 guests theatre-style, and includes the resort’s existing three meeting rooms totalling 320 sqm.
The new standalone convention centre has a dedicated private entrance to the left of the resort lobby.
“The magnificent new Similan event space compliments the ever-expanding range of services and visitor experiences offered in Laguna Phuket and the immediate neighbourhood,” says Pedroni.
“The whole area is now defined by superlative shopping, entertainment, dining and active lifestyle options for sport, ecotourism and responsible event hosting.”
On environmental innovation for the meetings sector, the 255-key Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort has adopted a proactive campaign against single-use plastics. The resort’s green commitment addresses the key issues of plastic bags, food containers, straws, capped water bottles and utensils. Responsible ‘green’ events will be central to Outrigger’s MICE offering.