By Richmond S. Mercurio (The Philippine Star) | Updated May 1, 2015 – 12:00am
MANILA, Philippines – Thai hotel chain Dusit International is bringing its dusitD2 brand to the Philippines, with Davao as its first site.
Dusit International plans to tap the burgeoning economic activity in Davao City with the entry of dusitD2 Davao, an upscale hotel that will cater to local and international business travelers.
The hotel will be built adjacent to the Dusit Thani Residences development and will be developed in partnership with local property firm Torre Lorenzo Development Corp.
DusitD2 Davao will be the first dusitD2 hotel in the Philippines when it opens by 2018.
“Dusit International created the dusitD2 brand with today’s travellers in mind. It features high-tech and modern conveniences coupled with contemporary design as seen in the world-class amenities and overall aesthetics of the hotel. We are confident that this will match the youthful vibe and excitement of Davao City,”said Ryan Chen, Dusit International director of development for Asia Pacific.
Chen said dusitD2 Davao guests would enjoy the same five-star treatment and gracious hospitality that is the trademark of Dusit across all its hotels around the world.
Dusit Thani Residences, a luxury apartment complex featuring 168 full-service residence units, and dusitD2 Davao is Dusit International’s maiden entry into the Davao market.
“With prime real estate locations, world-class infrastructure and facilities, Davao City is quickly becoming a choice venue for Filipino entrepreneurs, as well as investors from Asia Pacific and beyond. Just outside the city limits are destinations and vacation spots where one can enjoy the beach and other natural resources, creating a great work-life balance for both local residents and visitors,” the Bangkok-based hotel group said.