Dusit is set to add 14 hotels and resorts to its portfolio this year across China, Greece, India, Japan, Kenya, Nepal and Thailand.
Published on: March 1, 2023 @ 19:41
Reporter: Aniruddha Pal
SPT News, Kolkata, March 1: Dusit International has revealed its new venture in 2023. Accordingly, their brand is set to debut in Japan and Europe this year. At the same time, they are going to expand their hotel business in China, India, Kenya, Nepal and Thailand. In all, a total of 14 hotels and resorts are going to be opened this year.
Under Dusit International
Dusit Hotels and Resorts under Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has announced its expansion plans for 2023, including debuting its unique brand of Thai-inspired gracious hospitality in Japan and Europe – and further expanding its global footprint with strategic openings in China, India, Kenya, Nepal, and Thailand.
Two new hotels are set to open in Japan
In Japan, Dusit is set to open two new hotels in the ancient capital of Kyoto – ASAI Kyoto Shijo and Dusit Thani Kyoto – in Q2 and Q3, respectively. Each has been carefully crafted to establish a strong foundation for further expansion in Japan.
Dusit hotels in Thailand
Another owned property, ASAI Bangkok Sathorn, is scheduled to open in Q2. The second hotel in Thailand’s vibrant capital to operate under Dusit’s distinctive lifestyle brand, ASAI Hotels, the property will build on the success of the highly rated ASAI Bangkok Chinatown, which recently marked its second anniversary, and continue the brand’s promise to uniquely link visitors with authentic local experiences in another vibrant neighbourhood bursting with character.
New hotels in Greece too
Dusit’s global expansion will also be driven by hotels opening under management agreements. This includes Dusit’s first entry into Europe with the arrival of Dusit Suites Athens, an exclusive boutique property slated to open in Greece in Q1.
Debut in Nepal
Another exciting destination where Dusit is set to debut is Nepal, where the company will open Dusit Princess Kathmandu and Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort Dhulikhel in Q2.
In India and Kenya
This year will also mark the return of Dusit Hotels and Resorts in India and Kenya, with the opening of Dusit Princess Serviced Suites Kolkata (Q4), DusitD2 Fagu, Shimla (Q4), and Dusit Princess Residences Nairobi (Q1).
China is also opening
In China, where Dusit already operates 11 hotels, three wellness-oriented properties are set to open, including Dusit Thani Mogan Mountain, Huzhou (Q1), Dusit Devarana Hangzhou (Q3), and Dusit Princess Suites Hotel Ganzhou (Q3).
62 hotels in 17 countries worldwide
On home soil in Thailand, alongside the aforementioned ASAI Bangkok Sathorn, Dusit will welcome its first dusitD2-branded property in Bangkok, DusitD2 Samyan Bangkok (Q2), and also expand further south with Dusit Princess Patthalung (Q4), raising its tally of domestic properties to 18. Dusit will also add exciting experiences to its already well-established dusitD2 Khao Yai hotel, opening a luxurious safari-themed all-villa extension, ASILI Village, in Q2.
In total, 14 hotels and resorts (approximately 1,700keys) 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.
Dusit International CEO Mr. Gilles Cretalaz said
“At Dusit Hotels and Resorts, we understand that quality is the key to sustainable success and the long-term growth of our business,” said Mr Gilles Cretallaz, COO, Dusit International. “As travel continues to rebound, we remain steadfast in our commitment to quality over quantity and delivering exceptional experiences in the world’s finest destinations. We are excited to bring our signature brand of Thai-inspired gracious hospitality to even more key locations this year, and we look forward to delighting guests and customers across our full brand spectrum.”
About Dusit International
Established in 1948, Dusit International or Dusit Thani Public Company Limited (DUSIT) is a leading hospitality group listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand. Its operations comprise five distinct yet complementary business units: hotels and resorts, hospitality education, food, property development, and hospitality-related services.
The group’s portfolio of hotels, resorts and luxury villas includes more than 300 properties operating under a total of six brands (Dusit Thani, Dusit Devarana, dusitD2, Dusit Princess, ASAI Hotels, and Elite Havens) across 16 countries worldwide. The group also operates culinary schools and hospitality colleges in Thailand, plus catering companies for the education sector in Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
Dusit International’s diversified investments in real estate development, hospitality-related services, and the food sector are part of its long-term strategy for sustainable growth, which focuses on three key areas: balance, expansion and diversification.