Dusit Continues Middle East Expansion with First Hotel in Qatar
Doha (Qatar) – August 23, 2018 (travelindex.com) – Thailand-based global hospitality company Dusit International has signed a management agreement with the Al Majed Group to operate Dusit Doha Hotel. Set to open in Q4 2018 this will be the group’s first Dusit-branded property in Qatar.
Situated in the West Bay area of the capital city, the five-star property is within walking distance to the Doha City Centre, Gate Mall and the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre. The hotel is located in close proximity to popular tourist spots such as the Souq Waqif, Katara Cultural Village and The Pearl, and only a 25-minute drive from the Hamad International Airport.
Ideal for both extended and transient stays, the 357-key hotel, will comprise 261 guest rooms and suites, along with 96 hotel apartments. Each guest room will be minimum 41 sqm, one of the largest of its kind in the West Bay area.
With a choice of Club, Suites, Deluxe and Premium Deluxe, the rooms come with modern amenities and comfortable furnishings. While the hotel apartments, provide a range of one, two and three-bedroom configurations, complemented by the hotel facilities, offering complete service for longer-stay guests. Its situation in West Bay, means it sits in Doha’s most prestigious neighbourhood, and presents amazing views across the bay, and out in to the Arabian Gulf.
“Qatar is set to host two of the world’s largest sporting events: the FIFA World Cup 2022 – in which the country is expecting to host more than one million international visitors for the World Cup itself and the World Athletic Championship in 2019 which serves as a right time for us to open Dusit Doha Hotel to welcome the organisers, sponsors, and consultants who will be making Doha their home for the next few years. Dusit – being the first 5 star hotel in Qatar with Thai culture and heritage, would enable the vast Thai experience to the valuable customers”, said Ahmed Mahdi Al Majed, Al Majed Group.
“We have an excellent long-term relationship with Dusit International and firmly believe in their product quality and high standards of service. We look forward to yet another successful collaboration with them,” he added.
“It’s an exciting time for Qatar and we’re delighted to announce the Dusit Doha Hotel, our second property with the Al Majed Group. The hotel will be designed keeping in mind the latest developments in the vibrant city, to resonate with both business and leisure travelers alike,” said Suphajee Suthumpun, Group CEO, Dusit International.
With 27 properties currently in operation across four brands in eight countries, Dusit International is in a significant growth phase which will see the number of Dusit properties reach over 50 within the next three to four years across key markets worldwide.
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. ASAI Hotels, an affordable lifestyle brand aimed at millennial-minded travellers, is set to open its first property early next year.
Dusit International currently operates 27 properties worldwide and has over 50 confirmed projects in the pipeline in key destinations such as Bahrain, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Kenya, Myanmar, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, and the UAE.
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.
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