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Thu, 4 November 2021

Outrigger Appoints Resort Manager, Executive Chef and Area Director of F&B in Thailand

(04 Nov 2021)  The Outrigger Surin Beach Resort, formerly operating as the Manathai Surin Phuket, has appointed Pongsak Aey Thongwarothai as Resort Manager, Alexander Oddy as Executive Chef and Joerg Hontheim as Area Director of Food and Beverage - Thailand.

The rebranded resort is scheduled to open 15 December 2021.

Khun Aey has worked with Sheraton and Moevenpick before joining Outrigger in Phuket. He was previously Executive Assistant Manager, Rooms Division at the former Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort in Bang Tao beach.

From left: Pongsak Aey Thongwarothai, Alexander Oddy and Joerg Hontheim. Click to enlarge.

As Executive Chef of the Outrigger Surin Beach Resort, Alexander Oddy, an Australian national, will spearhead the culinary programmes at the property including the new Nalu Bar and Grill while also overseeing Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort.

With more than 20 years experience in the hospitality industry, Alexander has worked on three continents in small cafes, fine-dining restaurants, beach clubs, bars, resorts, private catering events and restaurant consulting.

As Area Director of Food and Beverage - Thailand, Joerg Hontheim is a German national and a Certified Master Chef. He holds a bachelors degree in hospitality and various certifications, including revenue management from Cornell University. He has held various positions with Marriott, The Ritz Carlton, Renaissance and Grand Hyatt throughout Asia and the United States.

Khun Aey, Joerg and Alex will be using all their substantial hospitality experience to deliver exceptional guest experiences from captivating food and beverage offerings to the warm and heartfelt service culture for which Outrigger is known, said Mr Tony Pedroni, Outrigger Area General Manager for Thailand. We are particularly excited for our guests to enjoy the resorts private plunge-pool suites, split-level rooms and our new surf-inspired Nalu Bar & Grill. Altogether, we will be offering guests an idyllic blend of seaside living with an urban city vibe.

Located 30-minutes south of Phuket International Airport (HKT), the 60-room Outrigger Surin Beach Resort is within walking distance of an array of dining, shopping and entertainment venues.

The resort features a surf-inspired restaurant and bar, two swimming pools, a fitness studio and spa.

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