Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort is set to open a new meetings and events centre in January 2020.
The Similan Ballroom meetings and events centre will offer 640 square metres of flexible meeting and exhibition space, including a pillar-less ballroom with six-metre high ceilings with movable partition walls.
Audio-visual technology and complimentary high-speed WiFi will also feature throughout.
At 448 square metres, the main ballroom can be separated into three multi-purpose function spaces to create six dedicated meetings rooms.
The new set-up features a large pre-function area, a VIP lounge, space for 350 guests theatre-style, and includes the resort’s existing three meeting rooms totalling 320 square meetings.
The new standalone convention centre has a dedicated private entrance to the left of the resort lobby to ensure ease of access, group privacy and event flexibility.
Similan Ballroom has been designed to target the MICE sector across the Asia Pacific, local business gatherings in Phuket and major weddings.
Tony Pedroni, general manager at Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort, said the flexible options that the new facility provides are set to transform the beachfront resort into “the complete meeting venue”.
“The magnificent new Similan event space compliments the ever-expanding range of services and visitor experiences offered in Laguna Phuket and the immediate neighbourhood,” he said.
“The whole area is now defined by superlative shopping, entertainment, dining and active lifestyle options for sport, ecotourism and responsible event hosting.”
The 255-key Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort is very proactive in the campaign against single-use plastics. The resort’s green commitment addresses the key issues of plastic bags, food containers, straws, capped water bottles, and utensils.
Responsible ‘green’ events will be central to Outrigger’s MICE offering.
Depending on objectives of the meeting, guests may also have the option of participating in corporate social responsibility initiatives. Outrigger has a long-term community relationship program with Baan Khok Wat Mai primary school nearby.