Laguna Resorts & Hotels Public Company Limited, formerly named Thai Wah Resorts Development Company Limited, was founded in 1983. It shortly thereafter acquired a large parcel of land on the site of an abandoned tin mine at Bangtao Bay, Phuket, Thailand which was later developed to become the Laguna Phuket integrated resort complex. The company was listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand in 1993 and in May 1998 the company’s name was changed to Laguna Resorts & Hotels Public Company Limited to better reflect its core business operation.
Banyan Tree Holdings Limited is the largest shareholder in Laguna Resorts & Hotels Public Company Limited, controlling 54.8% of total shares. Mr. Ho Kwon Ping, Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings Limited is also Chairman of Laguna Resorts & Hotels Public Company Limited.
Laguna Resorts & Hotels Public Company Limited has gained the reputation as a responsible developer whose interests combine hotels and real estate with an emphasis on quality and environmental protection. In addition to its core hotel business at Laguna Phuket, the company has successfully diversified into overseas properties, vacation ownerships, corporate training, managing a shopping centre and a tour operation, all of which support and strengthen the operations of its established resorts.
|1983-1987||Laguna Phuket site created from abandoned tin mine.|
|1987||Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket (Dusit Laguna Resort) opened.|
|1991||Laguna Service Company established.|
|1992||Laguna Beach Resort grand opening.
Laguna Phuket Golf Club opened.
Laguna Childcare Centre established.
Laguna Phuket Foundation for Education established.
Laguna Property launched Laguna Homes, 54 land plots for sale.
Laguna Phuket won American Express & IHA Environmental Award.
|1993||Thai Wah Resorts Development listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.
Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket grand opened.
Allamanda Laguna Phuket opened.
Laguna Property launched Sheraton Island Villas & Allamanda Condominiums for sale Inaugural Laguna Phuket Sea Turtle Conservation Ceremony
|1994||The resort’s flagship hotel, Banyan Tree Phuket opened
Quest Laguna Phuket Adventure opened
Canal Village Laguna Shopping Centre opened
Inaugural Laguna Phuket Triathlon
|1995||Banyan Tree Phuket grand opening.|
|1996||First Laguna Phuket Children’s day fun fair.
Camp Laguna opened
|1997||Laguna Property launched Banyan Tree Two-bedroom Pool Villas for sale|
|1998||Company name changed from Thai Wah Resorts Development to Laguna
Resorts & Hotels Plc.
Laguna Holiday Club opened, previously known as Allamanda Vacation Club.
|1999||First Angsana Spa opened at Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket.|
|2000-2003||Laguna Phuket won Best Tourist Resort Accommodation award from TAT|
|2001||Laguna Property launched Laguna Residences and Laguna Townhomes for sale.
Banyan Tree Spa Academy opened.
New school for Laguna Childcare Centre opened.
Computer Training Centre opened.
|2002||First Laguna Loy Krathong Community Festival|
|2003||Laguna Phuket Childcare Centre won the best childcare centre award from the Ministry of Public Health (The centre was acknowledged as one of the 12 best childcare centres in Thailand)|
|2005||Phuket Tsunami Recovery Fund established.
Laguna Wedding Chapel opened.
|2006||Laguna Holiday Club Phuket Resort opened.
Laguna Property launched Laguna Village, Banyan Tree DoublePool Villas and Dusit Thani Pool Villas for sale.
Inaugural Laguna Phuket International Marathon.
|2007||Laguna Phuket Community English Language Centre opened. Laguna Phuket Holiday Residences opened.|
|2008||Laguna Tours commenced operations.
Laguna Property launched Laguna Village II, The Lofts at Laguna Village.
Dusit Thani Pool Villas opened.
|2009||Launch of Summer Family Festival at Laguna Phuket.
Laguna Phuket Holiday Residences re-branded as Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort & Villas.
|2010||Sale of Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket.
Inaugural Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship at Laguna Phuket
|2011||Sale of Laguna Beach Resort.
Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort and Villas launched 19 new suites.
Angsana Laguna Phuket (formerly Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket) opened.
|2012||XANA Beach Club launched at Angsana Laguna Phuket.
Laguna Property launched Laguna Shores
|2013||Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort (formerly Laguna Beach Resort) opened.
Laguna Property launched Laguna Shores phase II and Laguna Park.
20th Anniversary Laguna Phuket Triathlon.
Inaugural Challenge Laguna Phuket.