dusitD2 Hotel to Open in Phuket
Dusit is to expand its dusitD2 brand to Phuket, in southern Thailand
Located only one block from the island's popular Patong Beach, and within walking distance from the Jungceylon shopping and leisure complex, the dusitD2 Phuket Resort aims to become a destination in its own right, boasting 390 guest rooms and suites and an array of iconic lifestyle and entertainment outlets including a Hard Rock Café.
"The dusitD2 Phuket Resort is an excellent product in a great location," said the hotel's owner, Mr. Gary Murray, CEO of Destination Resorts. "Now with Dusit on board to manage the hotel's operations, in addition to a number of exciting, soon-to-be announced lifestyle and entertainment partnerships, we believe that the dusitD2 Phuket Resort will be an excellent choice for guests looking for the perfect combination of sun, sea and impeccable service."
Dusit International Group Director of Development, Mr. Rustom Vickers, said, "With eight dusitD2 hotels in the pipeline, from California, USA to Nairobi, Kenya, this year will certainly see a spotlight on the dusitD2 brand ... We eagerly look forward to the dusitD2 Phuket Resort being the first of these hotels to open this year, and we are confident that its location on the island and comprehensive selection of attractions will make it a great success."
About Dusit International
Dusit International was founded in 1948 by Honorary Chairperson Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui, whose ﬁrst hotel was the Princess on Bangkok's New Road. Today the company is a leader in hotel management, franchising and education and comprises a unique international portfolio of distinctive hotels and resorts operating under four brands: Dusit Thani, dusitD2, Dusit Princess and Dusit Devarana. The company currently operates 29 properties worldwide and has over 50 confirmed projects in the pipeline in key destinations such as Australia, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Kenya, Myanmar, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, and UAE. Dusit International 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; Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School; and the recently opened Dusit Thani Hotel School, which is Thailand"s first hospitality school based on the ASEAN Common Competency Standards for Tourism Professionals. In 2018 Dusit will open the pioneering Dusit Hospitality Management College, a unique fully integrated hospitality school and hotel in Manila, Philippines. For more information, please visit www.dusit.com.