Hawaii-based Outrigger Hotels and Resorts announced that it 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 property closed on May 29 for an extensive six-month renovation and revitalization that will touch all guest rooms, public areas and grounds. The hotel will reopen by the end of the year as the Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa.
The Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa sits on the southwest coast of the Republic of Mauritius, located roughly 2,000 kilometres off the southeast coast of Africa. Just 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, offering views of the resort's white sand beach and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
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, the two most popular resort destinations in Asia; as well as in Phi Phi Island, Thailand; Sanya, Hainan Island, China; and QuyNhon, Vietnam.