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93076 15 Aug 2019

Dusit International signs to bring its upscale dusitD2 brand to the heart of Bangkok for the first time

Easy access to major business and lifestyle hubs is just one of the highlights of dusitD2 Samyan, Bangkok, slated to open in 2023.

The official signing ceremony was held at Dusit International’s corporate headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand. Pictured (from left): Mr Gerald Cheong, Director, Tian Teck Property Company Limited; Mr Chanin Donavanik, Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Dusit International; Mr Thierry Douin, Senior Vice President, Operations, Dusit International.

Bangkok 15 August 2019 – Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has signed a hotel management agreement with Tian Teck Property Company Limited to operate dusitD2 Samyan Bangkok – the first dusitD2 branded property in the heart of Bangkok.

 Slated to open in June 2023 on Si Phraya Road, a vibrant thoroughfare which runs parallel to Silom and Sathorn Roads in Bangkok’s Central Business District, the new hotel is designed to meet the needs of business and leisure travellers alike and offer easy access to major business and lifestyle hubs in this key area of the city.

 Comprising 181 well-appointed guest rooms set over 23 floors, the family-friendly property will feature a sleek, modern design reflecting the vibrant, upscale nature of the dusitD2 brand. Rooms and public areas will provide the utmost in comfort and convenience, while Dusit’s unique brand of Thai-inspired gracious hospitality will enrich the stay experience.

 Among the hotel facilities will be a stylish lobby bar, a swimming pool with children’s pool, and a fully-equipped fitness centre. An all-day dining restaurant will offer daily buffet breakfast and a large selection of international cuisines.

 For business travellers, dusitD2 Samyan Bangkok will offer a large meeting room equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment.

 Charoen Krung Creative District, a major cultural and lifestyle hub which houses numerous art galleries, various museums, traditional local eateries, innovative restaurants, historic Buddhist temples, and a daily fresh market, can be reached in just five minutes by car.

 Stations for major transportation systems, such as the BTS (Skytrain), MRT (underground), and Express Boat Service, which connect to all key areas of the city, are also just a five-minute drive from the property.

 “We are delighted that Tian Teck Property Company Limited has selected us to manage this special property and bring our upscale dusitD2 brand to the heart of Bangkok for the first time,” said Mr Lim Boon Kwee, Chief Operating Officer, Dusit International. “With its strong connections to major business, cultural and lifestyle hubs, Si Phraya Road is the ideal location for our deluxe dusitD2 brand. We now look forward to delivering a vibrant, modern hotel experience that delights on all fronts and seamlessly links with everything this burgeoning neighbourhood has to offer.”

 Mr Gerald Cheong, Director, Tian Teck Property Company Limited, said, “This is our first project in Thailand and we are delighted to partner with a company of Dusit International’s calibre to bring our vision to life. For more than 70 years, Dusit has been synonymous with world-class, Thai-inspired gracious hospitality, and we are confident that dusitD2 Samyan Bangkok will quickly become the hotel of choice for business and leisure travellers alike when it opens its doors in 2023.”

 Dusit International’s property portfolio now comprises 271 properties (nine owned and 260 managed) operating under six brands across 13 countries. The company has more than 50-Dusit branded hotels in the pipeline and expects to open at least 10-12 hotels per year in key destinations from 2019 onwards.

 Dusit-branded hotels currently operating in Bangkok include Dusit Suites Hotel Ratchadamri, Bangkok and Dusit Princess Srinakarin Bangkok. In 2023, Dusit will open its new flagship Dusit Thani Bangkok hotel as part of Dusit Central Park, a landmark mixed-use project currently being developed opposite Bangkok’s renowned Lumpini Park.


About Dusit International

 Dusit International was founded in 1948 by Honorary Chairperson Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui, whose first hotel was the Princess on Bangkok's Charoenkrung Road. Today the company is a leader in hotel management and hospitality education and comprises a unique international portfolio of distinctive hotels and resorts operating under four brands: Dusit Thani, dusitD2, Dusit Princess and Dusit Devarana.

 Alongside growing its operations globally, with more than 50 properties in the pipeline across key destinations, Dusit International is also expanding its business to provide new experiences for customers across the lodging spectrum.

 The company recently entered the vacation rental market with the full acquisition of Elite Havens, the leading provider of high-end vacation rentals in Asia, and it also announced plans to enter the lifestyle market with the launch of ASAI Hotels, a distinctive new brand designed to link curious, millennial-minded travellers with authentic local experiences in vibrant cities and resort destinations worldwide.

 The company also operates the signature Devarana Spa and has a fast-growing Education Division. The latter, established in 1993, comprises Dusit Thani College, which offers vocational and postgraduate hospitality degrees at campuses in Bangkok and Pattaya; and Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School.

 In 2019, Dusit International will redevelop its flagship Dusit Thani Bangkok hotel as part of Dusit Central Park, a landmark mixed-use project comprising residences, an office building, retail areas, and a new Dusit Thani Bangkok hotel. The new hotel is expected to open in 2023.


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About Tian Teck Property Company Limited

 Tian Teck Property Company Limited (TTPCL) is a Thai and Singapore joint venture investment holding company principally engaged in real estate investments in Thailand. The stakeholders of TTPCL have extensive experience in the management, operation and development of hotels, resorts and commercial and residential properties in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong. dusitD2 Samyan, Bangkok hotel is TTPCL’s first real estate investment in Thailand. Further investments are currently being explored.