The main project is on-going support for the Ban Bang Rong primary school in the rural northeast of the island.
Outrigger global staff attending an internal conference in September last year pledged support to the village school. Outrigger staff planted vegetables in the school garden, painted the toilets and canteen, re-arranged the library, and donated educational games and materials to the school.
These CSR activities, and more, are now being extended to corporate conference groups meeting at Outrigger who want to show their support for the school or for other projects in the greater Phuket community.
"The primary school has many on-going needs," says Tony Pedroni, General Manager of the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort. "In recent weeks we have made repairs to the drinking water filtration system and have installed a playground for the younger kids. Outside of the school however there are several opportunities to provide much need island wide community and environmental project support. Ultimately our aim is to work with clients so that they can give something back to our community in a meaningful way that has lasting benefit."
In November, the 255-key Outrigger unveiled its Similan Ballroom, featuring natural light, three breakout rooms and innovative team building options.
Named after the beautiful Similan Islands in the Andaman Sea near Phuket, the Similan Ballroom measures 716sqm; the Tongfah 158sqm; the Tawan and Talay breakout rooms are 77sqm each. The new facilities further boost Phuket's considerable business events reputation and credentials.
The Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort will be represented at AIME, which takes place in Melbourne, 24-25 February 2015