Dusit International signs to manage its first Dusit Thani branded hotel in Vietnam, near the ancient town of Hoi An

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BANGKOK, May 15, 2019 – Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has signed a hotel management agreement with Vietnam-based property developer Hoi An Royal Group to operate Dusit Thani Hoi An, the first Dusit Thani branded hotel in Vietnam.

Located in a prime beachfront setting in Dien Ban Town near the ancient trading port of Hoi An – one of the most popular tourist destinations on Vietnam’s South Central Coast – the resort is set to open in 2021 comprising 180 well-appointed guest rooms and 69 luxury villas, making it one of the largest internationally branded resorts in the area.

Designed to meet the needs of leisure and MICE travellers alike, resort facilities will include a large outdoor swimming pool, a fully equipped gym, several state-of-the-art function rooms, a bar and lobby lounge, and a high-end spa providing luxurious massage and wellness treatments. Wellness will also play a key role at the resort’s all-day dining restaurant, whose menu will feature healthy Asian and international dishes made using the finest ingredients.

Da Nang International Airport is only 30 minutes away by car, while Hoi An’s Riverside and Old Town centre can be reached in under 10 minutes.

Located on the banks of Thu Bon River amidst a network of canals, Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famed for its rich cultural and architectural heritage. The Riverside and Old Town areas feature many charming ancient temples and shrines, beautiful wooden houses representing various eras and styles, and numerous stylish bars, bistros, and local shops for visitors to explore.

“Blending our unique brand of Thai-inspired gracious hospitality with Vietnamese culture and design, Dusit Thani Hoi An will be perfectly positioned to provide an elegant, comfortable and convenient base for all travellers seeking to explore the ancient town of Hoi An,” said Mr Lim Boon Kwee, Chief Operating Officer, Dusit International. “We are delighted and honoured that Hoi An Royal Group has selected us to manage this beautiful property. We now look forward to establishing the resort as the preferred place to stay in Hoi An when it opens its doors in 2021 as a splendid showcase of everything the Dusit Thani brand has to offer.”

Mr Nguyen Phu Quy, Chairman, Hoi An Royal Group, said, “Hoi An’s reputation as a must-visit destination just keeps going from strength to strength. The town welcomed almost five million visitors last year – up 50% on the 2.4 million who visited in 2017. To sustainably leverage this fast-growing market, we were determined to find a partner who shared our vision for excellence in all aspects; a partner who could deliver a unique, high-end resort experience that would meet the needs of discerning guests time and time again. We are delighted that Dusit, with its 70 years of proven international hospitality experience, is that partner. We look forward to a long and successful relationship together.”

Dusit Thani Hoi An will be Dusit’s second property in Vietnam, following the opening of the upper midscale Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort, Phu Quoc in May last year.

About Dusit International

Dusit International was founded in 1948 by Honorary Chairperson Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui, whose first hotel was the Princess on Bangkok’s Charoenkrung Road. Today the company is a leader in hotel management and hospitality education and comprises a unique international portfolio of distinctive hotels and resorts operating under four brands: Dusit Thani, dusitD2, Dusit Princess and Dusit Devarana.

Alongside growing its operations globally, with more than 50 properties in the pipeline across key destinations, Dusit International is also expanding its business to provide new experiences for customers across the lodging spectrum.

The company recently entered the vacation rental market with the full acquisition of Elite Havens, the leading provider of high-end vacation rentals in Asia, and it also announced plans to enter the lifestyle market with the launch of ASAI Hotels, a distinctive new brand designed to link curious, millennial-minded travellers with authentic local experiences in vibrant cities and resort destinations worldwide.

The company also operates the signature Devarana Spa and has a fast-growing Education Division. The latter, established in 1993, comprises Dusit Thani College, which offers vocational and postgraduate hospitality degrees at campuses in Bangkok and Pattaya; and Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School.

In 2019, Dusit International will redevelop its flagship Dusit Thani Bangkok hotel as part of Dusit Central Park, a landmark mixed-use project comprising residences, an office building, retail areas, and a new Dusit Thani Bangkok hotel. The new hotel is expected to open in 2023.

For more information, please visit www.dusit.com.

About Hoi An Royal Group

Founded in 2008, Hoi An Royal Group (HARG) is a leading developer of hotels and residential properties on Vietnam’s Central Coast. Over the past 10 years it has built one five-star hotel, the Hotel Royal Hoian – MGallery by Sofitel, managed by AccorHotels, which it owns; and two four-star star hotels, the Hoi An Royal Riverside and Hoi An Royal Riversuites, which it owns and self-manages. In 2016, HARG successfully developed Hoi An Royal Residence, a mixed-use residential project set over 7 ha of land. Ninety per cent of the land bank was sold within one year. In 2018, HARG was appointed to be the developer of a USD 50 million mixed-use residential project set over 66ha of land. In 2019, HARG has begun developing its most luxurious beachfront resort yet, Dusit Thani Hoi An, which will be managed by Thailand-based, global hospitality company Dusit International. HARG is now exploring options to develop more residential real estate projects and resort complexes in Hue and along the Central Coast of Vietnam.

Media Contact:
Sureerat Sudpairak | Assistant Director – Corporate Communications | Dusit International
Tel: +66 (0) 2200 9999 ext. 3321 | Fax: +66 (0) 2636 3549 | Email: sureerat.sp@dusit.com