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Dusit Thani Maldives to Promote Sustainable Dining Concepts
Dusit International confirms the opening of Dusit Thani Maldives on 6 February 2012. 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 vegetat
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.
“My philosophy for cuisine is to give guests the opportunity to feel close to nature,” explains Jaume Esperalba, Executive Chef for Dusit Thani Maldives. “Most of them want a return to the culinary basics of light and healthy food whether that means local and sustainable seafood, or uncomplicated flavors while on holiday.”
An accomplished chef with extensive experience garnered while working in five Michelin-awarded restaurants in Spain, Chef Jaume has designed new concepts for the three restaurants and two bars on the resort. Benjarong is Dusit Thani’s signature Thai restaurant, Market creates classic favorites all day and the Sea Grill serves ocean catch, working with local fisherman to promote sustainable fishing in the Maldives. Supervising a staff of 50, Jaume focuses on simplicity, pure food and holistic dining. Some of his favorites creations are detoxifying menus for breakfast and cooking in the sand, a unique dining experience on the beach.
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About Dusit Thani Maldives
Located on breathtaking Mudhdhoo Island northwest of the capital Malé, this exquisite resort scheduled to open February 2012 will feature 46 Beach Villas, two Beach Residences, 30 Lagoon Villa with Pools, 20 Ocean Villas with Pools and two Ocean Pavilions. It boasts extensive facilities including a 750 sqm swimming pool, (the largest in the Maldives), pool bar, over-water and grill restaurants, treehouse spa, tennis courts, dive centre and numerous water activities in and around the resort. It is just 35 minutes travel time via sea plane from Malé International Airport.
About Dusit International
Dusit International has gained more than 60 years experience in the hotel and hospitality field. Founded in 1949 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:
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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 Dilmunia Bahrain
Dusit Thani Sanya
Dusit Devarana New Delhi
Dusit Devarana Jaipur
Dusit Devarana Rishikesh
Dusit Thani Goa
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Dusit Thani Maldives, Mudhdhoo, Baa Atoll
Dusit Thani Jeddah
Dusit Devarana - Phang Nga
United Arab Emirates:
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
United States of America:
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