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Outrigger Koh Samui and Outrigger Khao Lak Announce Festive Season Programmes. Come be here this Christmas and New Year: Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort and Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort festive season programmes unveiled. Newly opened Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort and Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort have announced family-friendly Christmas and New Year festive programmes. Both resorts will have special entertainment, food and drinks on Christmas Eve 24 December, Christmas Day 25 December and New Year’s Eve 31 December.

Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort

The recently fully renovated and newly opened Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort, nestled in an enclave of coconut trees on Lamai beach, has many family-friendly Christmas and New Year happenings.

On Saturday 24 December the resort will go festive with an evening of entertainment in its Mala Kitchen restaurant with games in the Coral Kids Club, lucky draw prizes and festivities. There will be traditional dishes and sparking wine and Christmas carols. (THB1900/US$53.08/€51.08/£44.08 ++ per adult. Or THB3700/US$103.37/€99.49/£85.86 ++ inclusive of wine cocktails and local beers. Children ages 4 to 11 THB800/US$22.35/€21.51/£18.56 ++.)

On Christmas Day at Outrigger Koh Samui, Santa Claus will exchange his reindeer and sleigh to arrive by longtail boat at Edgewater Beach Club, where he will join festive celebrations from 12.30pm to 4.30pm. There will be family sharing plates, a Christmas main course buffet and homemade classic desserts, all in the fantastic beachside setting with plunge pools, water slide, kids’ games and more. (THB1500/US$41.90/€40.33/£34.80 ++ per adult. Or THB3200/US$89.39/€86.04/£74.25 ++ including wine, cocktails and local beers. Children 4-11 THB500/US$13.97/€13.44/£11.60 ++.)

Outrigger Koh Samui guests are invited to ring in the New Year under the stars with a glorious feast of seafood and tender cuts from various carving stations. There will also be an assortment of live entertainment such as Thai dancing, Muay Thai boxing, and the famous Samui fire juggling show. While this is going on, children can enjoy numerous organised activities at the resort’s Coral Kids Club, giving mum and dad a chance to enjoy time around the table.

The New Year extravaganza at Outrigger Koh Samui is THB3400/US$94.7/€90.9/£78.3 ++ per person with an option of THB5100/US$142.1/€136.4/£117.4 ++ inclusive of wines, cocktails and local beers. Children are THB1000/US$27.9/€26.7/£23 ++.

Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort
The newly opened Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort on the Andaman Sea side of the southern Thai peninsula will also help families step into Christmas and the New Year in style, surrounded by nature.

At Outrigger Khao Lak guests can enjoy a Christmas Eve 24 December sunset welcome reception followed by yuletide carols sung by a local choir. An extravaganza of roast duck, charcoal grilled seafood, ribeye beef and delicious options from a selection of live cooking stations follow. There will be Christmas desserts, live entertainment and a visit by Santa Claus. (THB2200 (US$61.3/€58.8/£50.6) ++ for adults and THB500 (US$13.9/€13.4/£11.5) ++ for kids aged 4 to 11.)

On Christmas Day Santa will arrive at Outrigger Khao Lak’s beach to regale children with gifts between 2pm and 3pm in an event that is free for Outrigger guests.

Also at Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort, guests are invited to bring in the new year with sunset cocktails and canapes followed by a beachside barbecue, fireworks, prime cuts, succulent seafood options and ice creams for the little ones. As we say farewell 2022 and hello 2023 there will be southern Thai dance performances, a live band, fire show and lucky draws. The fun runs 7pm to 1am.

The Outrigger Khao Lak new year event is THB3999/US$111.4/€107/£92 ++. And for kids: THB900/US$25.1/€24/£20.7 ++.

There is a 10% discount on the above prices at Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort for guests who book before 15 December. Guests from outside are welcome to join.

To join Santa Claus when he comes to town or ring in the new year under the stars at Outrigger Koh Samui, call +66 77 458 560 or email [email protected]m. The resort’s festive brochure is here.

To party with Santa or celebrate the new year in style at Outrigger Khao Lak, call +66 76 427 100 or email [email protected]. The resort’s festive brochure is here.

Special cyber sale prices are available up to 4 December for both resorts, with up to 50% off room rates. Visit

Tropical beachside venues for festive fun: Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort (left)
and Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort


The 146-key Outrigger Koh Samui is located on the quiet sands of Lamai Beach on the east coast of Thailand’s second-largest island, which is a 70-minute flight from Bangkok and 55 minutes from Phuket. The property, which exudes a soft ‘colonial’ elegance, includes 34 suites, three massage salas, two restaurants, a Coral Kids club and games room as well as facilities for weddings and intimate events. The resort is nestled in an enclave of lush coconut trees, adjacent to the beach, steps from a rich choice of dining and shopping outlets. Further information here.


In Khao Lak, a 90-minute drive north of Phuket airport, the 158-key Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort sits on Bang Sak Beach, a long stretch of fine sand coastline with uninterrupted views of the Andaman Sea. The property’s room portfolio includes 12 suites and villas. There are two restaurants, a bar, an expansive pool with ocean views, massage cabanas, and a new kids' club and fitness centre. Popular local activities include elephant trekking, canoeing, forest and waterfall discoveries. Further information here.


For 75 years, Outrigger has charted a journey of discovery – expanding from Hawaii to premier resort destinations including Fiji, Mauritius, Thailand and the Maldives. The privately held hospitality company invites guests to ‘Come be here’ with authentic Signature Experiences and the Outrigger DISCOVERY loyalty programme. Outrigger’s multi-branded portfolio includes Outrigger® Resorts, OHANA Hotels by Outrigger®, Hawaii Vacation Condos by Outrigger®, Kapalua Villas Maui and Honua Kai Resort & Spa Maui while also managing select properties from top international hotel brands including Embassy Suites by Hilton®, Best Western® and Hilton Grand Vacations®. Find out more at or visit @OutriggerResorts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Holiday Inn® Singapore Orchard City Centre welcomes a new General Manager

Alvin Jaiyaseelan, General Manager, Holiday Inn® Singapore Orchard City Centre

Singapore, November 2022 – Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Alvin Jaiyaseelan as the hotel's new General Manager.

No stranger to InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), he began his journey in 2005 at Crown Plaza Kuala Lumpur and was selected for the Accelerated General Manager Development Program during his tenure in Holiday Inn Potts Point Sydney. Alvin was awarded General Manager of the Year in 2013 for the Holiday Inn brand for the Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines region and again General Manager of the Year in 2017, for Crowne Plaza brand for the South East Asia and Korea region.

Alvin brings 11 years of general management experience to Singapore after serving in Australia, Malaysia and Indonesia. Throughout his career with IHG, Alvin has demonstrated a solid commitment to all stakeholders by managing a responsible and profitable business, which earned him the trust and respect of hotel owners. His passion for people, coaching, and meaningful conversations has also helped to bring the best in his teams.

Alvin will now bring his wealth of experience to another IHG property brand in Singapore. Opened in 1985, the Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre is IHG’s first brand in Singapore. "Being an iconic property with a strategic location, the hotel is endearing and synonymous amongst the locals, as well as avid travellers looking for a place to stay in the heart of Orchard Road. I am grateful to have this opportunity as the hotel's new General Manager. My focus is to guide and support the team of this much-loved hotel to the next level of hospitality whilst striving to further enhance the Holiday Inn brand values in the future.

Holiday Inn® Singapore Orchard City Centre
11 Cavenagh Road,
Singapore 229616

About Holiday Inn® Singapore Orchard City Centre: 

A 25-minute ride from Changi Airport brings you to Holiday Inn® Singapore Orchard City Centre, a peaceful retreat nestled in the city centre. Located right in the heart of Singapore’s shopping haven, Orchard Road, the hotel is just a 5-minute walk away from the Somerset MRT. Step into the resplendent lobby for a warm welcome and relax in one of the hotel's 324 state-of-the-art rooms with a unique selection of pillows like the melody pillow and complimentary Wireless Internet. Embark on a gastronomic adventure with a sumptuous buffet spread at Window on the Park or savour gourmet North Indian specialties at the award-winning Tandoor restaurant. Stay refreshed in the Rooftop Pool or have an energising workout in the Fitness Centre. Just a short taxi ride away, explore attractions like Singapore Botanic Gardens and Universal Studios or the culturally rich Chinatown and Little India. After a day’s activities, unwind at the Lobby Lounge and Bar. The hotel’s strategic location makes access to the Central Business District easy.

With 11 function rooms to choose from, hosting meetings is a breeze. The hotel is also in close proximity to healthcare facilities too. Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre is the perfect choice for both the leisure and business traveller.

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About the Holiday Inn® brand: 

With over 1,200 hotels worldwide, the Holiday Inn® brand is the most widely recognised lodging brand in the world. In fact, the Holiday Inn brand was one of the first international hotel brands to establish a presence in China in 1984. The Holiday Inn brand provides the services that business travellers need, while also offering a comfortable atmosphere where all people can relax and enjoy amenities such as restaurants and room service, swimming pools, fitness centers and comfortable lounges. The casual atmosphere and amenities such as meeting and on-site business facilities, Kids Eat and Stay Free programmes, and KidSuites rooms at every Holiday Inn Resort hotel demonstrates the long-standing commitment of the Holiday Inn brand to serving travellers and have helped to establish the brand as “America’s Favorite Hotel.” For more information, visit, or

About IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group): 

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts,Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN™ Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,000 hotels and 744,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with more than 1,300 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with more than 92 million members worldwide.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.

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