Industry Update
Appointment 4 November 2021

Joerg Hontheim

Appointed Area Director of Food and Beverage
At Outrigger Surin Beach Resort in Phuket, Thailand

Joerg Hontheim

Mr Joerg Hontheim will take the role of Area Director of Food and Beverage, Thailand, based in Phuket. A German national, Hontheim is a Certified Master Chef. He holds a bachelor's degree in hospitality and various certifications, including revenue management from Cornell University. He has held various positions with Marriott, Ritz Carlton, Renaissance and Grand Hyatt throughout Asia and the United States.

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Hotelfachschule Bernkastel-Kues

Joerg Hontheim (Class of 0) is a graduate of Hotelfachschule Bernkastel-Kues in Bernkastel-Kues - Germany
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Outrigger Hospitality Group

For more than 70 years, Outrigger Hospitality Group has charted a journey of discovery – expanding from Hawaii to premier resort destinations in Fiji, Thailand, Guam, Mauritius and the Maldives. The privately held hospitality company currently operates and/or has in development 38 properties with approximately 6,500 rooms – inviting guests to ‘Escape Ordinary’ with authentic Signature Experiences and the Outrigger DISCOVERY loyalty program.
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Recent Appointments at Outrigger

Shari Fujita - Vice President Finance

21 January 2022 — Outrigger Hospitality Group is pleased to announce SHARI FUJITA as vice president finance. Fujita has 23 years of experience with Outrigger; most recently as vice president global accounting, before following a career path at Aqua-Aston Hospitality as chief financial officer and most recently at Pulama Lanai overseeing the financial group and financial systems area.
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Alexander Oddy - Executive Chef

4 November 2021 — Outrigger Hospitality Group has announced the appointment of Alexander Oddy for the newly branded Outrigger Surin Beach Resort, which is scheduled to open 15 December 2021. As Executive Chef of the Outrigger Surin Beach Resort, Mr Alexander Oddy, an Australian national, will spearhead the culinary programmes at this property - including the new Nalu Bar and Grill - while also overseeing Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort.
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Pongsak Thongwarothai - Resort Manager

4 November 2021 — Outrigger Hospitality Group has announced the appointment of Pongsak Thongwarotha for the newly branded Outrigger Surin Beach Resort, which is scheduled to open 15 December 2021. Mr Pongsak 'Aey' Thongwarothai will be Resort Manager, Outrigger Surin Beach Resort.
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