PRLog - Jan. 30, 2012 - Bangkok, Thailand – 24 January 2012: Dusit International confirms the opening of Dusit Thani Maldives on 6 February 2012. A total investment of some US $80 million has been committed to acquire the Mudhdhoo Island Resort with Dusit International as the majority shareholder. In addition Dusit College, a subsidiary of Dusit International, has been invited to develop hospitality training programmes in the Maldives for the benefit of Maldivians entering the tourism sector.
Surrounded by a vibrant 360-degree coral reef and turquoise lagoon, this island property features pearl white sandy beaches and a rich landscape of verdant vegetation. Dusit Thani Maldives is considered a landmark addition to this fast expanding brand.
“Dusit Thani Maldives will elevate the brand to a new level “, says Mr. Chanin Donavanik, CEO of Dusit International. “This property represents a milestone in our strategic expansion plans. As we gain momentum in the region, we look forward to advancing the guest experience throughout our group of hotels and resorts”
Located on Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll, Dusit Thani Maldives is 35-minutes by seaplane from the capital Malé, Blending Maldivian architecture with Thai artistry, the 100-villa resort features Dusit’s signature Devarana Spa, uniquely elevated above a grove of coconut palm trees. The resort’s centrepiece is the expansive infinity swimming pool, the largest in the Maldives, a full 750 square metres designed around an ancient banyan tree. Dusit Thani Maldives is an ideal haven to explore the marine biodiversity of Baa Atoll, the first UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve in the country.
Dusit International is poised to further expand in 2012 with several hotels opening in key markets other than the Maldives, including Dusit Devarana New Delhi and Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi. And, a robust and diverse pipeline of new properties in the United States; China; Middle East and India reflect a strong focus on expanding the Dusit brand within the region and globally.
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Note to Editor: Dusit International has acquired more than 60 years experience in the hotel and hospitality field. Founded in 1948 by Honorary Chairperson, Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui, whose first hotel was the Princess on Bangkok's New Road; Dusit has since acquired a unique portfolio of deluxe hotels, building upon Thai culture and tradition to create a personalised welcome for all guests, made distinctive under the Dusit brand promise: the delivery of an ‘experience that enlivens the individual spirit no matter what the journey.’
Dusit International comprises five hotel brands: Dusit Thani Hotels & Resorts, Dusit’s second generation dusitD2 hotels & resorts, Dusit Princess Hotels & Resorts, Dusit Devarana Hotels & Resorts, and Dusit Residence Serviced Apartments. It also operates its own signature Devarana Spa.
Dusit Thani Hotels & Resorts:
Dusit Thani Bangkok
Dusit Thani Hua Hin
Dusit Thani Pattaya
Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket
Dusit Island Resort Chiang Rai
dusitD2 hotels & resorts:
dusitD2 chiang mai
dusitD2 baraquda pattaya
Dusit Princess Hotels & Resorts:
Dusit Princess Srinakarin, Bangkok
Dusit Princess Korat
Royal Princess Larn Luang, Bangkok
Royal Princess Chiang Mai
Pathumwan Princess, MBK Centre, Bangkok
Bel-Aire Princess, Sukhumvit, Bangkok
Grand China Princess, Chinatown, Bangkok
Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo
Dusit Thani Manila
United Arab Emirates:
Dusit Thani Dubai
Dusit Residence Dubai Marina
Pearl Coast Premier Hotel Apartments, Dubai
Dusit Thani Maldives
Dusit Devarana New Delhi
Dusit Thani Hainan
United Arab Emirates:
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Dusit Devarana Jaipur
Dusit Devarana Rishikesh
Dusit Thani Goa
dusitD2 new delhi
Dusit Thani Chongqing
Dusit Thani Jeddah
United States of America:
dusitD2 pasadena, california