The heritage-listed property will be part of a downtown mixed-use development, which will include the dusitD2 hotel, offices, retail and restaurants. The hotel site is in an excellent location and will take advantage of the surrounding commercial, financial and entertainment precincts.
The property is expected to open after extensive renovations and refits by Q3 2012.
Mr. Chanin Donavanik, Chief Executive Officer, Dusit International said, “Our launch into North America marks an exciting milestone for Dusit International. Pasadena is a unique city and known for its historic architecture and the restored craftsman-style homes, unique small businesses, as well as being home to many scientific and cultural institutions. We believe that our stylish dusitD2 brand and the warmth of Thai hospitality will quickly make dusitD2 pasadena the place to be and pave the way for Dusit’s future expansion into this region.”
Mr Kin Hui, Chief Executive Officer, Singpoli Pacifica said, “We are delighted with our affiliation with Dusit International, a world class hotel management organisation. With the dusitD2 brand and our never-give-up attitude and the unwavering vision as a developer, we intend to bring the next generation of hospitality experience to Pasadena and the Los Angeles region.”
The word Pasadena literally means "valley" in the Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indian language, but it has been interpreted to mean "Crown of the Valley" and "Key of the Valley." A dynamic city centred in beautiful Southern California, Pasadena is a city of discovery – from dining and shopping to theatre and art galleries. Pasadena offers the business and recreational traveller a surprising combination of sophisticated charm, culture, history, and fun.
Dusit International currently operates two hotels under the dusitD2 brand including dusitD2 chiang mai, and dusitD2 baraquda pattaya and plans to introduce dusitD2 hotel in new delhi in 2012 as well as in other major gateway cities across the world. dusitD2 is the new generation of Dusit hospitality offering contemporary Thai interiors with distinctive services, and wonderful service surprises that create a sense of delight. The dusitD2 hotels and resorts collection targets the new generation of business and leisure travellers who are young-at-heart, successful, and confident, and seek an experience that is fresh, international, and connected.