The premier beach resort brand, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, unveiled the bold design and contemporary restaurants of its new brand Outrigger Surin Beach Resort.
The boutique property facing the fine sands of Surin Beach in Phuket is scheduled to open on December 15, 2021.
The welcome announcement comes as Thailand removes quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated tourists from 63 countries, effective November 1.
The new 60-key design Outrigger Surin Beach Resort is a lifestyle property that draws inspiration from the destination’s laid-back surf culture with vibrant colors and vintage artwork. Almost half of the rooms are in premium categories, including stylish studios, as well as a sleek and spacious plunge pool and split-level suites.
Guests can lounge in the resort’s two swimming pools, pamper themselves at the spa, work out in the upgraded fitness studio, and dine in the unique two-level restaurant and bar.
Nalu Bar & Grill is the property’s brand new restaurant concept that incorporates a modern open flame barbecue with global influence and an intimate rooftop bar with magnificent ocean views.
“The Outrigger Surin Beach Resort offers its guests the perfect balance between seaside surfing and an urban vibe; the countdown to opening is on and we look forward to welcoming visitors to our new Phuket property, ”said Tony Pedroni, General Manager of the Outrigger Zone for Thailand.
Mr Pedroni added: “With its open kitchen, wood-fired grill and stunning sunset views from the upstairs bar, the resort’s Nalu Bar & Grill is sure to be a hotspot for locals. and visitors. The relaxed but refined atmosphere is intimate and the menu uses local flavors in a fresh way.
The transformation of the resort, including the Nalu Bar & Grill, reception areas, as well as guest rooms and suites, was designed by Santhaya & Associates (S + A), Thailand’s oldest architectural firm, established in 1963.
Based in Bangkok, the award-winning firm is led by Dutch-Thai architect Faun Israsena, whose grandfather founded the agency, alongside Belgian interior designer Sophie Bughin. The company is a long-time partner of Outrigger, having worked on several projects for the hotel brand in Thailand, Mauritius and Fiji.
S + A designs celebrate local culture, tradition and history, connecting communities and providing inspiration; it’s in line with Outrigger’s goal to be a place where local culture meets world-class hospitality.
“At the Outrigger Surin Beach Resort, the interior evokes tropical beach life in Phuket and the surf scene at Surin Beach,” Ms. Bughin said. “Features such as colorful murals, vintage artwork, and reclaimed wood combine to create a vibrant, relaxed and locally relevant experience. This is our translation of ‘The Outrigger Way’ in design, ”she said.
In addition to this property, Outrigger plans to open Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort, a 90-minute drive north of Phuket Airport on December 15, as well as Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort by Easter 2022.