Hawaii-based Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has purchased the 181-key Mövenpick Resort and Spa Mauritius from Kingdom Hotel Investments, Dubai. The transaction closed May 29, 2013, for an undisclosed amount.
“This acquisition marks the exciting new expansion of Outrigger into the Indian Ocean,” said David Carey, president and CEO at Outrigger Enterprises Group. “With over 66 years of experience in tropical resort destinations, our acquisition of this beautiful 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 property closed on May 29 for an extensive six-month renovation of guest rooms, public areas and grounds. When it reopens at the end of the year as the Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa, it will have:
- three swimming pools
- a 19,000+ sq. ft. spa
- three restaurants
- a children’s club and pool
- exclusive Club level of guest rooms and suites
The resort is a 45-minute drive from the international airport and approximately the same distance from Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. It is surrounded on three sides by the nature preserve of Bel Ombre. All 181 rooms face the ocean.