Outrigger Acquires Mauritius Beachfront Property

HONOLULU—Hawaii-based Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has purchased from Dubai-based Kingdom Hotel Investments the 181-key Mövenpick Resort and Spa Mauritius, which is located in the island nation of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. The transaction closed on May 29, for an undisclosed amount.

The property closed on May 29 for an extensive six-month renovation and revitalization that will touch all guestrooms, public areas and grounds. The hotel will reopen by the end of the year as the Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa.

“This acquisition marks the exciting new expansion of Outrigger into the Indian Ocean,” David Carey, president and CEO at Outrigger Enterprises Group, said in a statement. “With over 66 years of experience in tropical resort destinations, our acquisition of this beautiful, absolute beachfront property in the south of Mauritius fits perfectly with our expansion strategies. We plan to have Outrigger resorts in the best beachfront locations in the best resort destinations in the Asia-Pacific region.”

The Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa will be the first property for Outrigger in the Indian Ocean. Since starting its expansion into the Asia-Pacific region in 2008, Outrigger has grown its presence to include properties currently open or under development in Bali and Phuket, Thailand, as well as in Phi Phi Island, Thailand; Sanya, Hainan Island, China; and Quy Nhon, Vietnam.

The Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa sits on the southwest coast of the Republic of Mauritius, off the southeast coast of Africa. The property is a 45-minute drive from the international airport and a similar distance from the capital of Port Louis. The resort is surrounded on three sides by the nature preserve of Bel Ombre. All 181 rooms face the ocean.

When it reopens, the resort will have three swimming pools, a 1,800-sq.- m. spa, three restaurants, and a children’s club and pool. The renovated resort also will have an exclusive Club level of guestrooms and suites.