Dusit eyes 14 new properties this year
One of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, led by Nichlas Maratos, Vice President Commercial, Dusit International, and Bandar Qaqish, Director of Sales, Middle East, Dusit announced that this year’s line-up includes 14 properties opening across China, Greece, India, Kenya, Nepal, Thailand, and Japan. (Two of these new properties – Dusit Princess Hotel Residences Nairobi and Dusit Suites Athens already opened in March this year.)
More than 60 properties are in the pipeline and expected to open within the next three to four years
In May, Dusit expanded its offerings in Thailand with the opening of ASAI Bangkok Sathorn, the second hotel under its affordable lifestyle brand for millennial-minded travellers, and the upper midscale dusitD2 Samyan Bangkok – the first dusitD2 branded hotel in the city. These will be followed later in the year by Dusit Princess Patthalung (Q4), a beautiful resort in the south of Thailand, raising Dusit’s tally of domestic properties to 18.
Dusit will debut in Japan this year with two new hotels in the ancient capital of Kyoto – ASAI Kyoto Shijo and Dusit Thani Kyoto – in Q2 and Q3, respectively.
The company will also soon mark its first entry into Nepal with the opening of Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort Dhulikhel (Q2) and Dusit Princess Kathmandu (Q3). This year will also mark the return of Dusit Hotels and Resorts in India, with the opening of Dusit Princess Serviced Suites Kolkata and dusitD2 Fagu, Shimla (both in Q4).
In China, where Dusit already operates 11 hotels, the company recently opened the first phase of Dusit Thani Mogan Mountain, Huzhou. Two more wellness-oriented properties are set to open soon, including Dusit Devarana Hangzhou (Q3), and Dusit Princess Suites Hotel Ganzhou (Q3).
In total, approximately 1,700 keys are set to be added to Dusit’s global portfolio this year, resulting in 62 hotels (approximately 13,700 keys) operating across 17 countries worldwide. More than 60 properties are in the pipeline and expected to open within the next three to four years.
“From the affordable lifestyle offerings of ASAI Hotels to the luxury villa rentals of Elite Havens to the full-service offerings of Dusit Thani Hotels and Resorts, we take pride in delivering a diverse range of hospitality experiences, and we are constantly refining our services and offerings to ensure we provide truly unforgettable experiences for our guests,” said Nichlas Maratos, VP – Commercial, Dusit International.
The most significant property in Dusit’s pipeline, the reimagined flagship Dusit Thani Bangkok, is also on the horizon – scheduled to open in mid-2024 as part of Dusit Central Park, a landmark $1.37 billion mixed-use development in the heart of the Thai capital. This highly anticipated project will also comprise ultra-luxury residences (Dusit Residences and Dusit Parkside), a state-of-the-art office tower, a high-end shopping mall, and a large roof park. These components are expected to open gradually in 2025.