Outrigger Laguna Phuket Appoints New General Manager
PHUKET, 29 February 2012 – Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Asia Pacific has appointed Mr Apichart Asa as General Manager of the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort and Villas, effective immediately.
Khun Apichart has enjoyed an extensive hospitality career in Thailand that began as a receptionist. He has progressed through the ranks of rooms division to the position of General Manager, working at a number of popular resort destinations in Krabi, Koh Samui and Phuket in southern Thailand. Prior to joining Outrigger in 2011, Apichart was General Manager at the Metadee Resort in Phuket.
Community responsibilities have been a recurring theme of Apichart's hotel career. Apichart has been a committee member and registrar for the Patong Hotel Association and served on the sub-committee of the Phuket Tourist Association. He has also served on the executive committee of the Thai Hotels Association, Southern Thailand Chapter, and as a community committee member of the Chalong Police Station in Phuket.
He also enjoys networking with B2B peers at Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) events and has regularly attended the Asean Tourism Forum in Southeast Asia and the World Travel Market in London.
Laguna Phuket is Asia’s finest destination resort – a collection of deluxe hotels and villas including Banyan Tree Phuket, Angsana Laguna Phuket, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, Laguna Beach Resort, Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort & Villas, Best Western Allamanda Laguna Phuket, and Laguna Holiday Club Resort - all sharing 1,000 acres of tropical parkland and three kilometres of beach frontage with Laguna Phuket Golf Club, Canal Shopping Village, Banyan Tree Spa, four Angsana Spas, Laguna Wedding Chapel, the Quest team building facility, and Latitude, a unique stand-alone function venue.