Premier beach-resort brand, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts revealed the bold design and contemporary dining outlets for its newly branded Outrigger Surin Beach Resort.
The boutique property facing the powder-fine sands of Surin Beach in Phuket is scheduled to open on 15 December 2021.
This welcome announcement comes as Thailand removes quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated tourists from 63 countries, effective 1 November.
The newly designed 60-key Outrigger Surin Beach Resort is a lifestyle property that draws inspiration from the destination’s easy-going surf culture with vibrant colours and vintage artwork. Nearly half the rooms are in premium categories, including elegant studios, as well as stylish and spacious plunge-pool and two-level suites.
Guests can laze at the resort’s two swimming pools, feel pampered at the spa, exercise in the upgraded fitness studio and dine at the unique split-level restaurant and bar.
Nalu Bar & Grill is the property’s brand-new restaurant concept that incorporates an open-flame modern BBQ with a global influence and intimate rooftop bar with magnificent ocean views.
“Outrigger Surin Beach Resort offers guests a perfect balance of seaside surf living with an urban-city vibe; the countdown to opening is on and we look forward to welcoming visitors to our newest Phuket property,” said Tony Pedroni, Outrigger’s Area General Manager for Thailand.
Mr Pedroni added: “With its open-style kitchen, wood-fire grill and stunning sunset views from the upstairs bar, the resort’s Nalu Bar & Grill is sure to be a hot spot for locals and visitors alike. The relaxed, yet refined ambiance is intimate and the menu utilises local flavours in fresh ways.”
The resort transformation, including Nalu Bar & Grill, reception areas, as well as 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 with Outrigger, having worked on multiple projects for the hospitality brand in Thailand, Mauritius and Fiji.
S+A’s designs celebrate local culture, tradition and history, connecting communities and providing inspiration; this is in lock-step with Outrigger’s goal of being a place where local culture meets world-class hospitality.
“At Outrigger Surin Beach Resort, the interior evokes the tropical beach life in Phuket and the surf scene at Surin Beach,” said Ms Bughin. “Features such as the colourful murals, vintage artworks and reclaimed wood combine to create a vibrant, laid-back and locally relevant experience. This is our translation of ‘The Outrigger Way’ into 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 15 December, as well as Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort by Easter 2022.