DAVAO CITY, Philippines – A world-renowned hotelier has expanded its operations to Mindanao with Davao City as prime location for its first serviced-apartment project with a total investment of P2 billion.
Dusit International entered the property development industry via the Dusit Thani Residence project which features 168 full-service units. The project is touted to open new options for upscale accommodations for long-staying business travelers from around the globe.
“Dusit Thani Residence will offer a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of urban Davao. We have planned this urban residence and hotel to exude a resort-like experience that combines Filipino warmth and joyfulness, and Dusit’s trademark personalized Thai hospitality,” said Evelyn Singson, president and vice chairman of Philippine Hoteliers Inc., the company that owns Dusit Thani Manila.
Singson said Dusit International has partnered with established Filipino real estate developer Torre Lorenzo in the conceptualization and construction of Dusit Thani Residence and the adjoining dusitD2 Hotel.
“This is the first Dusit Thani Residences in Asia, as the company’s other serviced apartments are located in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The property is scheduled for turnover in 2018,” she said.
According to Singson, the main highlight of the project is the “amenity theater” that fosters community and shared activities. Bound by the hotel and the residential tower blocks, the amenity theater contains the swimming pools, water features and decks amidst a tropical landscaped setting. Complementing this central feature are the dining outlets, function rooms, children’s play area, and wellness facilities. An infinity edge pool will be located at the second level.
“The architecture is contemporary and mindful of the comfort of our guests. The design incorporates tropical elements that allow for shading and ventilation while maximizing the use of natural lighting,” said Torre Lorenzo president Tomas Lorenzo.
Dusit International and Torre Lorenzo have tapped Rchitects Inc. to lead the project development. The firm has created landmark resort and hotel projects in Boracay, Bohol, Ortigas, Cagayan de Oro and Palawan. Rchitects is working with Manny Samson + Associates (MSA), a leading interior design company focused on decorating for hospitality projects across Southeast Asia.
The property is located within Torre Lorenzo’s Siam 8000 property complex in Maryknoll Road, Lanang, Davao City.
Once completed, Dusit Thani Residence will provide easy access to the main business activities in Davao, yet still offers a safe and secure oasis at the end of a busy day. Guests and residents will enjoy rooms that showcase prime views of Davao’s city skyline and seascapes.
Dusit International has more than 60 years’ experience in the hotel and hospitality field. Founded in 1949 with the opening of its first hotel on Bangkok’s New Road, Dusit International has since acquired a unique portfolio of distinctive accommodations. Dusit builds upon Thai culture and tradition to create a personalized welcome for all guests.