The Dusit Thani Bangkok has long been a mainstay in the capital city of Thailand, having been one of the tallest buildings in Bangkok in the past since its establishment in 1970. The flagship hotel near Central Embassy, however is set to close, and has confirmed the final day of its operation, which Dusit International sees as merely a chapter in its operations.
The DusitThani Bangkok hotel, flagship hotel of the Thailand-based Dusit International, has made an announcement. It’s official last day of operations, at least in its current form, has been set, on the 16th of April, 2018.
The hotel was founded by ThanpuyingChanutPiyaoui, and opened on the 27th of February, 1970. For years, it was Bangkok’s tallest building and hotel near Central Embassy, and was practically a landmark in the capital city of Thailand. Up to this day, it is widely held as a symbol of Thai hospitality, representing the country’s qualifications as a tourism destination.
The hotel’s General Manager, SukanyaJanchoo, said that the hotel has become an icon, commemorated by those who have been part of its history, in one way or another. She adds that she and the hotel’s staff are grateful to the customers who made the hotel the success that it is.
To commemorate the hotel’s history, and hospitality heritage, as well as to celebrate its place amongst Bangkok’s most iconic structures and hotels, the DusitThani Bangkok is setting up several events and promotions, aimed at celebrating alongside its customers. These events will also be set to share insight on the new version of the hotel, which is currently set to operate as part of a mixed-use development, to be completed sometime in 2022.
The mixed-use development is set between Dusit International and Central Pattana PLC. Alongside the new DusitThani Bangkok, this new project will include residential structures, retail areas, corporate spaces, with the mandatory ecological space for people. A considerable amount of resources from the original DusitThani, including, but not limited to, trees, decor, and historical ornaments, will be transferred to the new build. Additionally, the original’s iconic spire will also be incorporated into the new building.
In preparation for this new DusitThani hotel, the mixed-use development is set to start on the adjacent landmass of the current DusitThani Bangkok, next to the Rama IV Road, which is currently occupied by derelict houses. The hotel itself is set to finish in 2022, if schedule holds, followed by the rest of the development 2 years later.