|January 23, 2015|
Pieter van der Hoeven Appointed As Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort General Manager
|Outrigger Resorts has announced the appointment of Pieter van der Hoeven as general manager of the Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort, effective Jan. 7, 2015. The appointment marks van der Hoeven's second spell with Outrigger. Until early 2013, he was Outrigger vice president sales and marketing, Asia Pacific. In his new role in Mauritius he will report to William Visser, Outrigger vice president, operations, Asia Pacific, who is based in the Outrigger Resorts regional office in Phuket, Thailand.|
Van der Hoeven initially joined Outrigger as a general manager when the company started its expansion in Asia in 2008. He now returns to Outrigger after 18 months as general manager of the two Raffles hotels in Cambodia. Prior to joining Outrigger, he had a long career in hospitality that included three years with Six Senses Resorts, where he was general manager of the Evason Hua Hin Resort and Evason Hideaway at Hua Hin, Thailand, and the Evason Hideaway at Ana Mandara in Vietnam. He has also spent five years with The Peninsula Bangkok with earlier management positions in his native Australia with Hyatt and at The Peninsula Hong Kong.
"Outrigger is very pleased to work with Pieter again," said Darren Edmonstone, Outrigger managing director, Asia Pacific. "Pieter knows Outrigger culture and is a seasoned international hotelier. In his new role, Pieter's goal will be to make the Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort one of the most popular and sought after beachfront resorts, not just in Mauritius, but the whole Indian Ocean."
Outrigger purchased, refurbished and reopened the 181-key Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort in April 2014. The resort has won many accolades from guests who enjoy its authentic Outrigger hospitality and a serene absolute beachfront location in the Bel Ombre nature reserve area on the southern tip of the island. The property is also known for its exotic Creole cuisine and wide range of water sports and pool activities.