Dusit Hotels and Resorts under Dusit International has announced its expansion plans for 2023, including debuting its brand in Europe and Japan, and further expanding its global footprint with strategic openings in China, India, Kenya, Nepal, and Thailand.
Dusit’s global expansion will also be driven by hotels opening under management agreements. This includes Dusit’s first entry into Europe with the arrival of Dusit Suites Athens, an exclusive boutique property slated to open in Greece in the first quarter of the year.
The first Dusit-branded property in Europe will feature 36 gorgeous rooms in one of the most upscale suites in Glyfada, an affluent suburb renowned for its beaches, upscale shopping, and vibrant nightlife.
The property will boast a signature TAO restaurant serving pan-Asian fare, a rooftop restaurant and bar for all-day dining, an outdoor pool, a spa, a sauna, and a steam room. Finally, it will open under a management agreement.
In Japan, Dusit is set to open two new hotels in the ancient capital of Kyoto, ASAI Kyoto Shijo and Dusit Thani Kyoto, in second and third quarter of 2023, respectively. Another owned property, ASAI Bangkok Sathorn, is scheduled to open in the second quarter.
The second hotel in Thailand’s capital to operate under Dusit’s distinctive lifestyle brand, ASAI Hotels. Another destination where Dusit is set to debut is Nepal, where the company will open Dusit Princess Kathmandu and Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort Dhulikhel in second quarter.
This year will also mark the return of Dusit Hotels and Resorts in India and Kenya, with the opening of Dusit Princess Serviced Suites Kolkata (Q4), dusitD2 Fagu, Shimla (Q4), and Dusit Princess Residences Nairobi (Q1).
In China, where Dusit already operates 11 hotels, three wellness-oriented properties are set to open, including Dusit Thani Mogan Mountain, Huzhou (Q1), Dusit Devarana Hangzhou (Q3), and Dusit Princess Suites Hotel Ganzhou (Q3).
On home soil in Thailand, Dusit will welcome its first dusitD2-branded property in Bangkok, dusitD2 Samyan Bangkok (Q2), and also expand further south with Dusit Princess Patthalung (Q4), raising its tally of domestic properties to 18.
Dusit will also add new experiences to its already well-established dusitD2 Khao Yai hotel, opening a luxurious safari-themed all-villa extension, ASILI Village, in second quarter.
In total, 14 hotels and resorts, representing 1,700 keys, are set to be added to Dusit’s global portfolio this year, resulting in 62 hotels operating across 17 countries worldwide. More than 60 properties are in the pipeline and expected to open within the next three-to-four years.
At Dusit Hotels and Resorts, we understand that quality is the key to sustainable success and the long-term growth of our business. As travel continues to rebound, we remain steadfast in our commitment to quality over quantity and delivering exceptional experiences in the world’s finest destinations. We are excited to bring our signature brand of Thai-inspired gracious hospitality to even more key locations this year, and we look forward to delighting guests and customers across our full brand spectrum.
Gilles Cretallaz, COO, Dusit International