HONOLULU–Singha Estate Public Company Limited, property development and investment holding company based in Thailand, has acquired six properties from the Honolulu-based hotel chain and management company, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts. The $310 million acquisition is part of Singha Estate’s strategic investment approach focused on the expansion and entry in high-yield tourist destinations around the globe.
Outrigger will continue to manage the six properties: Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort and Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort in Thailand, Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort and Castaway Island in Fiji, Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort in Mauritius, and Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort in the Republic of Maldives; with a total of 859 room keys. These premier beachfront resorts represent up-and-coming tourist destinations globally in the Asia-Pacific, Oceania, and Indian Ocean regions with high growth potential.
“Singha Estate’s vision aims to drive the business to become a premier property development and investment holding company generating revenue of THB 20 billion by 2020. We believe that this strategic investment and acquisition of Outrigger resorts in four countries will generate recurring income and further diversify the company’s profile and geographical risk,” says Naris Cheyklin, CEO of Singha Estate Public Company Limited.
The completion of the acquisition will raise Singha Estate’s hospitality business portfolio to a total of 4,644 room keys by the end of 2018, with 10 properties catered to visitors in global tourist destinations and a collection of 29 properties in locations across the United Kingdom.
“With Singha Estate’s esteemed reputation as outstanding stewards of the properties and places in which it invests, Outrigger has full confidence that its premier resorts will continue in exceptional care. This asset sale and strategic partnership now provide new capital for further expansion while retaining Outrigger’s brand presence and management of world-class properties,” says Jeff Wagoner, president and CEO, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts.
Dirk De Cuyper, Chief Hospitality Officer, S Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Singha Estate PCL, adds, “These newly added six properties will further elevate the portfolio of S Hotels & Resorts to a new level. Our guests can truly relax, play, work, and enjoy a unique experience in quality settings around the world.”
Photo: Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort