Thailand’s Dusit chain to open in Dubai next year

Published October 30th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

The 37-storey, split tower Dusit Dubai hotel is to open in Dubai, UAE, in the first quarter of the year 2001, marking the entry of the Thai-managed chain into the Middle East. "No other Far Eastern hotel chain has set up an operation in the Arabian Gulf, so Dusit Dubai will be like a breath of fresh air," said Mel Barisic, general manager of Dusit Dubai. 


Managed by Bangkok-based Dusit Hotels and Resorts, the Dubai property, on the city's main Sheikh Zayed Road, will have 174 rooms, 147 fully furnished, one and two bedroom serviced hotel apartments and 84 unfurnished apartments. 


"All rooms will have a stylish Far Eastern atmosphere," said Barisic. "They will be luxurious, provide superior comfort and will have all the essential amenities guests require for a productive working environment, such as telephone and fax lines as well as modem ports for Internet access."  


Dusit Dubai will have eight outlets, including four restaurants and lounges, offering a variety of cuisine from Royal Thai to Italian.  


"Dusit is renowned for its service and the distinctive Thai culture it offers guests. The majority of Dusit Dubai staff will be Thai nationals, recruited direct from Thailand, to create a haven of Far Eastern culture on the shores of the Arabian Gulf." 


"Naturally we will attract many visitors from the Far East, but we will also appeal to the local and regional markets," said Steven Jones, director of sales and marketing, Dusit Dubai. "We are ideally located for the business traveler being just eight minutes from the Dubai World Trade Center and 25 minutes from Dubai International Airport." 


Dusit Hotels and Resorts, the largest Thai-based international hotel chain, was set up 30 years ago with the 1970 opening of group's flagship property, Dusit Thani, Bangkok. Dusit Dubai will be the Dusit Group's fourth overseas property. — (Albawaba-MEBG)

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