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Dusit International showcases its hotels and resorts at ‘Dusit India Roadshow 2023’

Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, recently showcased its expanding portfolio of Dusit Hotels and Resorts worldwide as part of a three-city India Roadshow for leading trade and media partners in Kolkata, New Delhi, and Mumbai.

Hosted by Nichlas Maratos, Vice President – Commercial, Dusit International, Rakesh Bhandari, Director of Global Sales, India, and representatives from seven renowned Dusit Hotels and Resorts across Thailand, Maldives and the UAE – plus upcoming destinations such as Nepal – the special roadshow gave participants a great opportunity to learn more about Dusit’s unique brand of Thai-inspired gracious hospitality and distinctive brand offerings across the lodging spectrum.

Alongside showcasing Dusit’s signature services, guest experiences, and MICE offerings, the Dusit team also shared updates on the latest additions to the Dusit family, including Dusit Suites Athens, its first hotel in Europe, which opened in March, and upcoming debuts in Japan and Nepal – including the opening of ASAI Shijo Kyoto and Dusit Thani Kyoto (June and September, respectively), and Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort Dhulikhel Nepal (2Q 2023).

The team also shared how this year will mark the return of Dusit Hotels and Resorts in India, with the opening of Dusit Princess Serviced Suites Kolkata and dusitD2 Fagu, Shimla (both scheduled to open in Q4).

While speaking to TravelBiz Monitor in Mumbai, Maratos said that India is their top five source markets. “Rising middle class in India will facilitate more Indians travelling and many of them will definitely look for our brands,” he said. When asked to comment which are the cities of India they plan to open their properties? “We work with local developers in India and currently discussion is on for several locations (Other than Kolkata and Shimla) and you will come to know everything at appropriate time,” he said.

The three-city roadshow was attended by more than 250 partners from various segments including MICE, Leisure, Honeymooners, Wedding Planners, and Event Organisers.

Guests of honour included H.E. Pattarat Hongtong, Ambassador of Thailand to India; H.E Acharapan Yavaprapas, Consul-General of Thailand in Kolkata; Sirigesanong Trirattanasongpol, Director TAT, New Delhi and Isada Saovaros, Director TAT, Mumbai.

Their discussions centred on India’s burgeoning outbound travel patterns to Thailand, India and Thailand’s strong ties, and the unique qualities of Dusit’s portfolio, which currently comprises more than 300 distinctive hotels, resorts, and luxury villas operating under seven brands across 18 countries worldwide.

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