Dusit to Expand at Its Iconic Hotel Location in Bangkok

Dusit Thani PLC, one of Thailand’s foremost hotel and property development companies, announced on March 1st, to have signed an agreement with the Crown Property Bureau to continue further the leasing the plot of land at the intersection of Silom Road and Rama 4, and on which the Dusit Thani Bangkok is built. The lease will be extended by 30 years with the right to extend for another 30 years.

More important, the new lease gives Dusit Thani an opportunity to further expand its property. The hotel operator is now partnering with Central Pattana PLC to further enhance Dusit Thani Bangkok’s standing as one of the world’s renowned hotels and add a landmark mixed-use real estate development that features a hotel, residences, retail areas and office spaces, with a large green space.

Mr Chanin Donavanik, Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Dusit declared: “Built in 1970, Dusit Thani Bangkok was the very first iconic landmark of modern Bangkok. It has been a prominent feature of Bangkok’s skyline for almost half a century and symbolised the beginning of the city’s transformation into one of the world’s greatest
metropolises in the era of globalization.

“As a leading hotel in Thailand for almost 48 years, today Dusit Thani dedicates itself to bringing to life a world-class development which will strengthen its image as a renowned Thai brand that has been internationally recognised for more than 65 years.”

Mrs. Suphajee Suthumpun, Group Chief Executive Officer, Dusit Thani PLC, added “Dusit Thani has been granted the rights to extend the lease agreement with an additional plot of almost 3.8 hectares. We plan to elevate the Dusit Thani Bangkok and, in partnership with Central Pattana, create a mixed-use real estate development of international standard with an estimated project value of around Bht 36,700 million (approximately USD1.05 billion)”.

“This project will build on our unique Thai heritage, which has long been synonymous with Dusit
Thani, combined with international standards, while utilising space in the area to its full potential. It will be a new icon of Bangkok’s new era the same way the iconic Dusit Thani Bangkok made history 47 years ago”.

“Our goal is to develop a project that benefits both tourists and the general public. This land lies
right in the heart pf the metropolis business and retail district, as well as at the intersection of multiple mass transit systems such as the BTS and the MRT. This is a rare opportunity. Thanks to combined reputations and capabilities of our partnership with Central Pattana, we are determined to create an icon that embodies gracious Thai heritage with international standards . We hope that this project will exemplify the talents of Thai people and the strength of Thailand’s hospitality business and ultimately turn Bangkok into a hub of high-end tourism and shopping, therefore enhancing Thailand’s reputation to the world,” she told.

Planning for the project is currently being undertaken and details of the development will be
announced as soon as they are finalised before the middle of the year.