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38483 10 Feb 2021

Dusit Princess Mahboula Kuwait to Open in 2023

Dusit International continues Middle East expansion with its first hotel in Kuwait

Bangkok, Thailand, 10 February 2021 Dusit International, one of Thailand's leading hotel and property development companies, has signed a hotel management agreement with Al Fajer International Holding Company, a Kuwait-based private real estate company, to operate the Dusit Princess Mahboula Kuwait the first Dusit-branded hotel in the country.

The new hotel will comprise 180 hotel rooms and 70 serviced apartments under Dusit International's upper midscale Dusit Princess brand. The property is located in the Mahboula district, an industrial and commercial coastal area just 25 minutes by car from both the city centre and Kuwait International Airport.

Slated to open in Q4 2023, the new property will be equipped to meet the needs of both transient and long-stay guests, including associates of local oil and gas companies seeking comfortable and convenient lodgings near their places of work. The property's serviced apartments have been specifically designed for families.

Alongside an all-day dining venue, a specialty restaurant, and a lobby lounge, the property will offer a swimming pool, a 900 sq m gym equipped with the latest fitness equipment, and Dusit's signature Namm Spa providing a wide range of wellness therapies and treatments.

Four meeting rooms with a capacity of 120 people, and a ballroom accommodating up to 350 guests, will cater to the local corporate and events market.

Situated overlooking the Arabian Gulf just south of the Fintas district, the property will also put guests within easy reach of popular local attractions such as Al Kout Mall, Kuwait's largest waterfront retail and leisure destination; and Kuwait Magic, a large beachfront mall with an indoor amusement park.

"In line with our strategy for sustainable growth, which includes expanding our presence in key destinations in the Middle East, we are delighted and honoured to bring our unique brand of Thai-inspired gracious hospitality to Kuwait for the first time, and enlarge our footprint in the region through this signing," said Mr Lim Boon Kwee, Chief Operating Officer, Dusit International. "Prior to the pandemic, the Kuwaiti government stated its intention to dramatically increase the role tourism plays in the nation's economy, and we are confident that the country will continue to grow as a destination for both business and leisure when the world is travelling again. With Dusit Princess Mahboula Kuwait set to open in Q4 2023, the property will be well-positioned to tap into both markets, and we look forward to making it a resounding success."

Mr Taleb Hussein Ali Jarraq, Chairman of the Board, Al Fajer International Holding Company, said, "Our mission as a company is to contribute to the sustainable development of Kuwait through distinctive projects that champion quality, affordability, and diversity. By combining Dusit's signature Thai-inspired gracious hospitality with local hospitality customs and traditions, Dusit Princess Mahboula Kuwait will certainly offer unique guest experiences in line with these values. And we are confident that, under Dusit's management, the property will deliver enduring value to the Mahboula community at large."

Dusit's portfolio now includes 340 properties operating under six brands across 15 countries. In the Middle East, the company currently operates seven hotels and is on course to open two more this year.


About Dusit International

Established in 1948, Dusit International is a leading hospitality group listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand. Building on its two core areas of business Hotels Resorts and Hospitality Education the company has expanded its operations over the past four years to comprise five business units. The additional units include Foods, Property Development, and Hospitality-Related Services. Today, the companys property portfolio comprises more than 300 distinctive hotels, resorts and luxury villas operating under six brands across 15 countries worldwide, as well as two leading hospitality colleges with campuses in Thailand and the Philippines. Following a three-pronged strategy for sustainable growth, including balance, expansion and diversification, the company has recently expanded into food production, on-demand hospitality services, and property development to reach new markets and add further recurring streams of revenue to the company.

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About Al Fajer International Holding Company

Al Fajer International Holding Company is a private Kuwait-based holding company established in 2007 and committed to providing the most professional and comprehensive real estate services to clients in Kuwait. The company is also focused on investing in various large and midscale projects, residential buildings, office buildings, midscale malls, and others. Al Fajer is determined to maintain its distinguished reputation in real estate development in Kuwait by developing hospitality projects that facilitate sustainable growth and meet the market needs of quality, affordability, diversity.