Thailand-based hospitality company shares details about its first hotels in Europe, Japan, and Nepal – and how it plans to return to India before the end of the year.
Published on: April 28, 2023 @ 15:22
Reporter: Aniruddha Pal
SPT News, Kolkata, April 28: Dusit International is one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies. Recently they organized a three-city India Roadshow for leading trade and media partners in Kolkata, New Delhi and Mumbai. There they showcased Dusit’s expanding portfolio of hotels and resorts worldwide.
Among the guests of honor were H.E. Ambassador of Thailand to India Pattarat Hongtong; H.E Ms Acharpan Yavaprapas, Consul-General of Thailand in Kolkata; Sirigesanong Trirattanasongpol, Director TAT, New Delhi and Isada Saovaros, Director TAT, Mumbai. Their discussion focused on India’s growing outbound travel patterns to Thailand, the strong relationship between India and Thailand and the unique attributes of Dusit’s portfolio, which currently operates over 300 independent hotels, resorts and luxury villas under seven brands in 18 countries worldwide.
Significant presence at roadshows
Nichlas Maratos, Vice President – Commercial, Dusit International, India Global Sales Director Rakesh Bhandari and representatives from seven renowned Dusit hotels and resorts across Thailand, Maldives and UAE, especially upcoming destinations like Nepal, participated. The roadshow gave attendees a great opportunity to learn more about Dusit’s unique brand of Thai-inspired gracious hospitality and distinctive brand offerings across the accommodation spectrum.
Dusit’s new hotel and resort
In addition to showcasing Dusit’s signature services, guest experience and MICE offerings, the Dusit team also shared updates on recent additions to the Dusit family, including Dusit Suites Athens, its first hotel in Europe, which opened in March, and the upcoming debut in Japan and Nepal – ASAI Shijo Kyoto. and Dusit Thani Kyoto (June and September respectively), with the opening of Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort Dhulikhel Nepal (2Q 2023).
Dusit International in India too
The team also shared that this year will mark the return of Dusit Hotels and Resorts in India, Dusit Princess Serviced Suites Kolkata and dusitD2 Fagu, Shimla (both slated to open in Q4). These two hotels are undoubtedly great news for India. The Dusit International brand is about to touch the subcontinent, which will enrich the tourism industry.
Providing an excellent opportunity for Dusit’s team to understand the changing trends and needs within the Indian travel industry, the three-city showcase was attended by more than 250 partners from various segments including MICE, Leisure, Honeymooners, Wedding Planners and Event Organizers.
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 seven brands (Dusit Thani, Dusit Devarana, Dusit Suites, dusitD2, Dusit Princess, ASAI Hotels, and Elite Havens) across 18 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.