Dusit JV to run new luxury hotel in China's Shaoxing
September 07, 2013 00:00 By The Nation
Dusit Fudu Hotels and Resorts, a newly established joint-venture hotel-management company, has signed a contract to manage a new hotel in China, dusitD2 Shaoxing.
The hotel is owned by Zhejiang Guannan Property Development Co.
Scheduled for a soft opening in the fourth quarter of 2014, dusitD2 Shaoxing is in the prime commercial centre of Shaoxing, Zhejiang province. Shaoxing is on the south bank of the scenic Qiantang River estuary with numerous canals and waterways.
Comprising 280 luxurious guest rooms and 20 suites including a presidential suite, dusitD2 Shaoxing will offer guests a wealth of facilities including an array of restaurants as well as Dusit’s own signature Devarana Spa.
“We expect dusitD2 Shaoxing to be a spectacular business success under Dusit Fudu’s management, and are delighted to collaborate with the company,” said Lou Weiming, general manager of Zhejiang Guannan Property Development. “We are certain that by bringing Dusit’s unparalleled brand of Thai graciousness to Shaoxing, this new dusitD2 hotel will set a benchmark of service, quality and excellence in the local hospitality industry.”
Lim Boon Kwee, president of Dusit Fudu Hotels and Resorts, added: “The management of dusitD2 Shaoxing reaffirms Dusit Fudu’s strong commitment to expansion in China. Not only will dusitD2 Shaoxing attract a new generation of guests, we believe that within a short time it will become Shaoxing’s premier hotel.”
Dusit International has more than 60 years’ experience in the hotel and hospitality field. Founded in 1949 by Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui, the company has since acquired a portfolio of distinctive hotels, building upon Thai culture and tradition.
Changzhou Qiao Yu Group has grown from a manufacturing company supplying tourist and camping goods to a highly diversified group, with more than a decade’s experience building and managing real-estate properties in China.
Dusit Fudu Hotels and Resorts operates four hotel brands in China: Dusit Thani, dusitD2, Dusit Princess and Dusit Devarana. It also operates Devarana Spas.