Dusit Showcases its First Hotel in Bhutan to Media and Travel Agents in Bangkok

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dusitD2 Yarkay Thimphu is star of the show at special event held at Pathumwan Princess, MBK Centre.

Dusit Showcases its First Hotel in Bhutan to Media and Travel Agents in Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand, 4 September 2019 – Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, invited media and travel agents to discover the unique delights of dusitD2 Yarkay Thimphu – Dusit’s first hotel in the Kingdom of Bhutan – at a special event held at Pathumwan Princess, MBK Centre hotel in Bangkok, on 22 August 2019.

Presided over by Mr Kalin Sarasin, Chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, the event saw Dusit executives introduce various aspects of the hotel and explain more about what the fascinating destination has to offer.

Opened on 19 December 2018, dusitD2 Yarkay Thimphu, Bhutan serves as the first and largest internationally-branded hotel in the enchanting kingdom. Drawing inspiration from the Four Harmonious Friends, a beloved national folktale about four animals working together to harvest fruit from a magical tree, each guest floor of the hotel is dedicated to a different animal from the tale. Colourful and contemporary motifs of the creatures adorn the walls of each of the 83 well-appointed guest rooms and suites.

Alongside a beautiful lobby showcasing local artworks, hotel offerings include Dusit’s signature Namm spa, a fully equipped gym, and Soi 8 all-day dining. The restaurant features experienced chefs from Bhutan, India, Italy, the Philippines and Thailand preparing their native cuisines in an interactive show kitchen and at live cooking stations.

Popular attractions such as Buddha Point (Kuensel-Phodrang), the iconic Tashichho Dzong, the Royal Botanical Park, and Clock Tower Square are all easily accessible from the hotel’s prime inner-city location.

Photo Caption - Executives from Dusit International introduced dusitD2 Yarkay Thimphu, the company’s first hotel in the Kingdom of Bhutan, to travel agents and media at a special event held at Pathumwan Princess, MBK Centre hotel in Bangkok.

Pictured (from left):

  1. Ms Prachoom Tantiprasertsuk, Vice President - Sales, Dusit International
  2. Mr Sham Sachdev, Director, OMG Experience Co., Ltd. (GSA for Bhutan Airlines)
  3. Mr Shivek, Managing Director, OMG Experience Co., Ltd. (GSA for Bhutan Airlines)
  4. Mr Sutham Sachaphimukh, Managing Director, Drukair - Royal Bhutan Airlines
  5. Ms Somsong Sachaphimukh, General Manager, SS. Travel Service
  6. Mr Sonam Maekay Penjor, Owner’s Representative, dusitD2 Yarkay Thimphu
  7. Mr Kalin Sarasin, Chairman, The Thai Chamber of Commerce
  8. E Tshewang C Dorji, Ambassador of Kingdom of Bhutan to Thailand
  9. Ms Karma Tsering, wife of Ambassador of Kingdom of Bhutan to Thailand
  10. Ms Vipada Donavanik, Vice President - Corporate Affairs and Group Purchasing, Dusit International
  11. Mr Thierry Douin, Senior Vice President - Operations, Dusit International
  12. Mr Kris Panya, General Manager, dusitD2 Yarkay Thimphu


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.

For more information, please visit www.dusit.com.

Official photos of Dusit Hotels & Resorts can be downloaded at medialib.dusit.com