Dusit Hotels and Resorts, a subsidiary of Dusit International, one of Thailand’s foremost hotel and real estate development companies, will expand its global and domestic presence by opening three hotels in the next 30 days, including two new properties in Bangkok and its first hotel in Japan.
After opening its first hotel in Europe, in Greece, and returning to Nairobi, Kenya, in March with the openings of Dusit Suites Athens and Dusit Princess Hotel Residences Nairobi, respectively, Dusit is now preparing to welcome its first dusitD2 branded hotel in Bangkok, dusitD2 Samyan Bangkok, on May 12, 2023.
The new hotel, situated on Si Phraya Road, a lively street parallel to Silom and Sathorn roads in Bangkok’s central business district, features 179 well-appointed guest rooms and a sleek, contemporary design that reflects Thai culture and embodies the upscale nature of the dusitD2 brand.
The hotel features a stylish lobby, a fully equipped fitness centre, a versatile meeting room with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, an outdoor swimming pool with a panoramic city view, and a multi-level food and beverage concept with a grab-and-go gourmet outlet, an all-day dining restaurant with an open kitchen, and a Miami-inspired rooftop bar called Mimi serving burgers, shakes, craft beers and cocktails.
Next, on 15 May 2023, Dusit will inaugurate the official expansion of its distinctive lifestyle brand, ASAI Hotels, with the inauguration of ASAI Bangkok Sathorn on Sathorn Soi 12, just five minutes’ walk from Saint Louis BTS (Skytrain) Station, near Bangkok’s central business district.
Based on the success of ASAI Bangkok Chinatown, one of the highest-rated hotels in Bangkok according to TripAdvisor, the new hotel will continue the brand’s promise to connect guests with authentic local experiences in the world’s most vibrant neighbourhoods – this one renowned for its impressive concentration of trendy bars and Thai and international restaurants.
Alongside 106 thoughtfully compact rooms that focus on the essentials, such as highly comfortable beds and powerful showers, the new property features a spacious and welcoming communal space with a cosy neighbourhood bar, a comfortable co-working area and a unique dining experience created by award-winning chefs Duangporn ‘Bo’ Songvisava and Dylan Jones, who specialise in authentic Thai cuisine made with seasonal and sustainable ingredients.
On 1 June 2023, Dusit will take the ASAI brand outside of Thailand with the inauguration of ASAI Kyoto Shijo – Dusit’s first hotel in Japan – which places guests in the heart of the Shijo-Karasuma neighbourhood, close to the renowned Nishiki Market and Downtown of the city.
In addition to 114 thoughtfully compact rooms designed to provide the uttermost comfort and convenience, the hotel will feature a large communal space for work, rest, and play, as well as a cosy dining room inspired by Bangkok’s rich street-food culture. Consistent collaborations with local restaurateurs and artisans, as well as sustainable procurement of food, will further distinguish the distinctive lifestyle hotel.
“As we continue to execute our plan for domestic and global expansion, we are delighted to welcome three new hotels to our portfolio, including our first dusitD2 branded hotel in Bangkok, our second ASAI hotel in Bangkok, and our first hotel in Japan,” said Mr Gilles Cretallaz, Chief Operating Officer of Dusit International. “These openings represent significant milestones for our company, and we are confident that their unique positioning and distinctive lifestyle and food and beverage experiences will resonate with travellers from around the world. As we gear up for these launches, we are excited about the future and look forward to making our mark in more key international markets.”
Dusit is set to add approximately 1,700 keys to its hotel portfolio, resulting in 62 hotels (13,700 keys) operating across 18 countries by the end of the year. This expansion will include Dusit’s first entry into Nepal, a second hotel in Japan, and a strategic return to India.
The following links provide additional information about dusitD2 Samyan Bangkok, ASAI Bangkok Sathorn, and ASAI Kyoto Shijo, as well as their respective opening offers: