Outrigger Resorts appoints new General Manager for Mauritius Beach Resort
Outrigger purchased, refurbished and reopened the 181-key Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort in April 2014, which has won many accolades from guests for its unique combination of Outrigger hospitality, serene beachfront location and exotic Creole cuisine. (Image: ScottAsia)
Global hospitality major Outrigger Resorts has announced the appointment of Pieter van der Hoeven as General Manager of the Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort, effective 7 January 2015.
The appointment marks van der Hoeven’s second spell with Outrigger. Until early 2013, he was Outrigger Vice President Sales and Marketing, Asia Pacific. In his new role in Mauritius he will report to William Visser, Outrigger Vice President, Operations, Asia-Pacific, who is based in the Outrigger Resorts regional office in Phuket, Thailand.
Van der Hoeven initially joined Outrigger as a General Manager when the company started its expansion in Asia in 2008. He now returns to Outrigger after 18 months as General Manager of the two Raffles Hotels in Cambodia.
Prior to joining Outrigger, he had a long career in hospitality that included three years with Six Senses Resorts, where he was General Manager of the Evason Hua Hin Resort and Evason Hideaway at Hua Hin, Thailand, and the Evason Hideaway at Ana Mandara in Vietnam. His stint in Asia also includes five years with The Peninsula Bangkok.
He also enjoyed management stints in his native Australia with Hyatt and at The Peninsula Hong Kong.
“Outrigger is very pleased to work with Pieter again,” said Darren Edmonstone, Outrigger Managing Director, Asia-Pacific.
“Pieter knows Outrigger culture and is a seasoned international hotelier. In his new role, Pieter’s goal will be to make the Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort one of the most popular and sought after beach front resorts, not just in Mauritius, but the whole Indian Ocean,” he added.
Outrigger purchased, refurbished and reopened the 181-key Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort in April 2014. The resort has won many accolades from guests who enjoy its authentic Outrigger hospitality and serene beachfront location in the Bel Ombre nature reserve area on the southern tip of the island. The property is also known for its exotic Creole cuisine and wide range of water sports and pool activities.
It may be noted that Outrigger founders Roy and Estelle Kelley opened their first hotel in the Hawaii resort destination of Waikiki in September 1947.
The Outrigger hospitality brand includes existing world-class properties in Hawaii, Australia, Fiji, Guam, Thailand, Mauritius and Maldives, as well as future resorts planned for China, Vietnam and elsewhere across Asia Pacific and the Indian Ocean.
Outrigger currently operates 15 full-service resorts in seven countries with plans to open two to four additional Outrigger Resorts annually over the next decade.