PHUKET: On Monday 9 December, Asia’s premier destination resort Laguna Phuket was named Honorable Contributor in Sports and Exercise by Ministry of Tourism and Sports’ Department of Physical Education (DPE) at its 86th anniversary celebration, held at National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.
Presented by Minister of Tourism and Sports Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, the prestigious award was exclusively presented to seven organizations and 20 individuals selected by DPE’s judging panel from a rigorous nationwide award submissions. Laguna Phuket is the only awardee from Phuket Province in the organizations category.
“We’d like to thank the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, and Department of Physical Education for the honorable recognition. 2019 is a year of harvest for us. Our 26th annual Laguna Phuket Triathlon (LPT) – Southeast Asia’s longest running race has reaped strong international recognition. This last quarter, our Laguna Phuket Triathlon is ranked 5th in the “10 Best Triathlons in the World” list by Let’s Do This UK, and placed among Top 10 in “Best International Triathlon category of the Challenge Awards 2019” by Runner’s World UK, “Best Asian Triathlon” and “Mass Participation Event of the Year” at Mass Participation World Conference and Awards in Singapore.” enthused Prapa Hemmin, Director of Corporate Events and Partnership, Laguna Phuket.
Located by the beautiful Bangtao Beach in Thalang area of Phuket, Laguna Phuket integrated resort is the home of annual international-standard sporting events such as Laguna Phuket Marathon, Laguna Phuket Triathlon and PGA championship golf tournaments.
In addition to the seven resorts all connected with roads and lagoons, the facilities include award-winning spas, 18-hole golf course, lifestyle restaurants, water sports activities and public area open to the community, topped with its popularity as athletes’ training ground, associate running clubs, PGA-branded golf academy and integrated hospitality capacity.
The opening of new MICE and event venues at our resort earlier this year, especially the 1,500 sq.m Angsana Convention and Exhibition Space (ACES), has enabled us to further provide exceptional services and hospitality for the international race and sporting experiences.
“Having an expanded portfolio in MICE & Event venues, we plan to launch new sporting and lifestyle events in 2020 to reinforce Laguna Phuket’s position as Asia’s most premier destination resort and Phuket’s most celebrated sports hub,” she concluded.