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Posted: 30 Jun 2010 | 2:18 pm
The US based hotel chain Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Asia have become the first Phuket operating business to win approval from Thailand's Board of Investment (BOI).
In a ceremony held today Provincial Governor Wichai Praisa-ngob gave the certification to Outrigger Senior Vice President, Asia Darren Edmonstone.
While there are now more than 80 companies in Thailand who have obtained ROH (Regional Operating Headquarters) status, this is a first for an island based company.
Despite the global financial crises the Hawaii borne chain have chosen Phuket as a base to expand into the world's fastest growing hotel market - Asia and most importantly showed long term confidence in Thailand.
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