Dusit Thani announces bid to build billion dollar icon 'putting Bangkok on world stage'

This will be a new icon of Bangkok’s new era the same way the iconic Dusit Thani Bangkok made history when it opened 47 years ago
– Suphajee Suthumpun, Dusit Thani CEO

One of Thailand’s largest hotel and property development companies has announced plans to expand Bangkok’s famous Dusit Thani hotel and develop a new US$1bn (€948.3m, £808.2m) landmark in the heart of the metropolis.

The Dusit Thani company has today (1 March) signed an agreement with the quasi-government Crown Property Bureau to extend its lease for the land where its popular hotel stands. It can now develop the site over the next 30 years, and has the right to extend the lease by the same length again after that.

As well as expanding the Dusit Thani Bangkok “to elevate its standing as one of the world’s renowned hotels,” a new mixed-use development is planned “to put Bangkok on the world stage.” Designed as “an icon that embodies gracious Thai heritage with international standards,” it will feature a hotel, residences, retail areas, offices and a large green public space.

“This will be a new icon of Bangkok’s new era the same way the iconic Dusit Thani Bangkok made history when it opened 47 years ago,” said Suphajee Suthumpun, Dusit Thani CEO.

“Our goal is to develop a project that benefits both tourists and the general public. This land lies right at the epicentre of the metropolis in the heart of the business and retail district, as well as at the intersection of multiple mass transit systems. This development provides a rare opportunity.”

Planning for the project is currently being undertaken and details of the development will be announced by the middle of the year. An architect for the scheme has not yet been announced. Japanese firm Yozo Shibata and Associates, later known as KKS Group, designed the original Dusit Thani Bangkok.

Dusit Thani owns four hotel brands: Dusit Thani, dusitD2, Dusit Princess and Dusit Devarana. It also operates its signature Devarana Spa.

The company currently operates 29 properties worldwide and has 45 confirmed projects in the pipeline in countries including Australia, China, Indonesia, Kenya, Myanmar, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Singapore.

Dusit Thani  Bangkok  Thailand  design  development  real estate  architecture 
Related stories

Dusit opening hot springs resort in Fuzhou, China

Hot rock slab, Himalayan rock salt meditation room feature at newly opened Devarana Spa

Investor Tanota Partners opens Dusit Thani Guam Resort with design by O.A. Coloma

Dusit to enter Shanghai near Shanghai Circus World

Dusit to rebrand Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort in July

Dusit to open hotel in Doha this year

Dusit set to open first Abu Dhabi resort in 2013

One of Thailand’s largest hotel and property development companies has announced plans to expand Bangkok’s famous Dusit Thani hotel and develop a new US$1bn (€948.3m, £808.2m) landmark in the heart of the metropolis. The Dusit Thani company has today (1 March) signed an agreement with the quasi-government Crown Property Bureau to extend its lease for the land where its popular hotel stands. It can now develop the site over the
CLD,SAB,HHR,HOT,ARC,DES,DEV,INV
The Dusit Thani Bangkok will be redeveloped to 'elevate its standing as one of the world’s renowned hotels' / Dusit Group
More news
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7019     
 
 
 
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7019     
 
 
 
company profile
Company profile: Alliance Leisure Services Ltd
The company’s core business is the provision of facility development and support for local authorities, educational establishments and leisure trusts that want to improve or expand the leisure products and services they offer.
Try cladmag for free!
Sign up with CLAD to receive our regular ezine, instant news alerts, free digital subscriptions to CLADweek, CLADmag and CLADbook and to request a free sample of the next issue of CLADmag.
sign up
The treatment rooms look out onto the jungle and cenote
"True luxury is about preserving the soul of an incredible destination"

KimMegsonvisitstheaward-winning ChabléYucatánResort&Spa

features
Mikyoung Kim created a sculptural fog fountain for Chapel Hill
Mikyoung Kim
"Nature isn’t rigid. It’s open-ended; that’s its beauty"

The Boston-based landscape architect on blending art and science to design creative spaces that bring communities closer

The exterior is made from a series of interlocking disks
Jean Nouvel Architect
"It has spaces inside that exist nowhere else"

On the National Museum of Qatar

The High Line
"Infrastructure is the manifestation of our collective investment in the functioning of our urban places"

FromLA'sRiver Projectto thetransformationof NewYork’s Erie CanalBuro Happold'sAliceShay explores some of the world's mostinnovativeadaptivereuseprojects

The food court is flooded with natural light. There are several dining options
Populous’ Christopher Lee has designed more than 30 stadia across five continents
"Our new stadium and wider scheme has been developed to deliver an unrivalled fan experience and significant benefits to our local community. We want to make this venue a world class sports and entertainment destination for everyone, in our birthplace of Tottenham - Daniel Levy, Tottenham Hotspur FC chair "

Tom Walker exploresthe storybehind TottenhamHotspur’sgroundbreakingnew footballstadium

cladkit product news
Paul Kelley pushes 'technical boundaries' with modular furniture cube system
The system is designed to enable users to create multifunctional, adaptable pieces, where they are in complete control of the design and function of their furniture
Lauren Heath-Jones
British designer Paul Kelley has created a modular magnetic cube furniture system that enables users to create multifunctional, adaptable pieces, ...
ZHD'S MEW Coffee Table explores relationship between surface and structure
The MEW Coffee Table is described as an investigation into the relationship between surface and structure
Lauren Heath-Jones
Zaha Hadid Design has partnered with Italian furniture design firm Sawaya & Moroni to create the Mew Coffee Table. The ...
Alusid's Sequel collection combines craftsmanship and sustainability says founder
The Sequel collection is billed as the 'most waste-efficient and sustainable' on the market
Lauren Heath-Jones
Alusid, a creator of eco-friendly surfaces, has partnered with Parkside to launch the Sequel range, the brand's first collection of ...
cladkit product news
Duravit launches Tempano shower trays
The Tempano trays feature a state-of-the-art design that combines a linear slope with a high drainage rate
Lauren Heath-Jones
Duravit, a Germany-based bathroom fixtures company, has launched Tempano, a series of easy-to-install shower trays for the home. Available in ...
Crown overhaul changing rooms at Saunton Sands spa
Crown Sports Lockers installed rain of Nebraska Oak clothes lockers with RFID Digilocks in the changing rooms
Lauren Heath-Jones
Saunton Sands Hotel in Devon, UK, has completed a £2m expansion of its spa and wellness facilities. The upgrade included ...
BD Barcelona Design reveals Cristallo by the late Alessandro Mendini
Cristallo was the last design from acclaimed designer and architect Alessandro Mendini
Lauren Heath-Jones
Design Studio BD Barcelona Design has released Cristallo, a limited-edition cabinet designed by the late architect and designer Alessandro Mendini, ...
cladkit product news
nea studio showcase seaweed's design potential with hand-crafted algae lamps
The seaweed lamps were inspired by Edwards Anker's ethos of incorporating local and organic materials in her designs to give them a sense of place
Lauren Heath-Jones
Nina Edwards Anker, a Brooklyn-based designer and founder of architecture and design practice nea studio, has created a new collection ...
Tom Dixon Studio to relaunch iconic Pylon chair
Pylon was first designed more than 20 years ago
Lauren Heath-Jones
Originally conceived in his metal workshop in the early 90's, the Pylon chair was Dixon's attempt to create the world's ...
Mater partners with Ditzel family to create eco-friendly furniture using reclaimed plastic
The furniture uses plastic from recycled fishing nets
Lauren Heath-Jones
Mater, an ethical design brand based in Denmark, has launched a furniture collection made from plastic reclaimed from the ocean. ...
x
Sign up with CLAD for regular news updates