Dusit goes to Dhaka

Thailand April 21, 2017 11:35

By THE NATION

Dusit International, one of Thailand’s hotel and property development companies, is spreading its wings once again, opening the Dusit Princess Dhaka, the company’s first property in Bangladesh, under a longterm arrangement with a subsidiary of Lakeshore Hotels Limited.



Dusit International, one of Thailand’s hotel and property development companies, is spreading its wings once again, opening the Dusit Princess Dhaka, the company’s first property in Bangladesh, under a longterm arrangement with a subsidiary of Lakeshore Hotels Limited.

Located in the north of the city, only five minutes by car from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, the uppermidscale business hotel will open under Dusit’s newly developed franchising model, which has been designed to give owners maximum returns while operating under a global brand.

The hotel will comprise 80 stylish guestrooms and 10 suites set over 13 storeys. All rooms will feature a modern yet comfortable design, while facilities will include an alldaydining restaurant, a Grab ‘n’ Go outlet, a meeting room, and recreational amenities such as a rooftop swimming pool.

“Dusit Princess Dhaka presents us with a fantastic opportunity to showcase our new franchise model in a robust hotel market,” says Lim Boon Kwee, chief operating officer of Dusit International. “Dynamic partnerships such as this are vital to Dusit’s sustainable and profitable growth worldwide, and we are delighted that Lakeshore Hotels will be flying the flag for our distinctive brand of gracious hospitality in this fastgrowing, vibrant economy.” 

“We have been in this industry for over 15 years now and already operate two successful uppermidscale hotels in Dhaka under the Lakeshore name, so we know this market well. Our capacity to supervise hotel operations has grown significantly in recent years and we are pleased Dusit has recognised those capacities on our side. To operate our upcoming hotel under the renowned Dusit Princess brand is a real honour, and we have every confidence it will be a resounding success,” added Kazi Tareq Shams, managing director of Lakeshore Hotels Limited.

Dusit Princess Dhaka is slated to open at the end of 2017.