Hospitality News Update: Dusit Thani Maldives Unveiled
Dusit International’s milestone property – The Dusit Thani Maldives — opened on 6 February 2012. Surrounded by a vibrant 360-degree coral reef with a turquoise lagoon, this island property features pearl white sandy beaches & a rich landscape of verdant vegetation. Dusit Thani Maldives is considered a landmark addition to this swift expanding brand.
“Dusit Thani Maldives will elevate the brand to a new level,” says Mr. Chanin Donavanik, CEO of Dusit International. “This property represents a milestone in our strategic expansion plans. As we gain momentum in the region, we look forward to advancing the guest experience throughout our group of hotels & resorts.”
Located on Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll, Dusit Thani Maldives is 35-minutes by seaplane from the capital Malé, & 10-mintues by speedboat from the new domestic airport (openning 2012.) Blending Maldivian architecture with Thai artistry, the 100-villa resort features Dusit’s signature Devarana Spa, uniquely elevated within a grove of coconut palm trees. The resort’s centrepiece is the expansive infinity swimming pool, the largest in the Maldives, a full 750 square metres designed around an ancient banyan tree. Dusit Thani Maldives is an ideal haven to explore the marine biodiversity of Baa Atoll, the first UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve in the country.
The resort’s 100 villas & residences are sanctuaries for relaxation & furnished with the latest technology. Beach Villas offer 122 square metres of comfortable living space, many complete with private pools. Lagoon Water Villas at 150 square metres, feature a private deck area & plunge pool, with a combination of both beach & lagoon access. The Ocean Villas offer 180 square metres with decks featuring private pools & salas, large day beds & deck chairs. The most prestigious accommodations are the premium two-bedroom Ocean Pavilions (370 square metres) & Beach Residences (560 square metres) which have large swimming pools and indoor as well as outdoor dining areas.
With stunning ocean views at all three restaurants; Market, Benjarong Thai Restuarant & Sea Grill & two bars; Sala Bar & Sand Bar, the focus is on sustainable cuisine while catering to your culinary cravings. Take a trip to one of the many dive sites of Baa Atoll, such as the spectacular Hanifaru Huraa, which is a seasonal feeding ground for manta rays & whale sharks.
Our guides will lead you to an underwater world of sea turtles, eagle rays & a variety of reef fish & coral. Or, if you like, simply snorkel our 360-degree living reef just off shore.
Dusit Thani Maldives is in a class all her own, a true gift from the sea.
About Dusit Thani Maldives
Located on breathtaking Mudhdhoo Island northwest of the capital Malé, this exquisite resort scheduled to open February 2012 will feature 46 Beach Villas, two Beach Residences, 30 Lagoon Villa with Pools, 20 Ocean Villas with Pools & two Ocean Pavilions. It boasts extensive facilities including a 750 sqm swimming pool, (the largest in the Maldives), pool bar, over-water & grill restaurants, treehouse spa, tennis courts, dive centre & numerous water activities in & around the resort. It is just 35 minutes travel time via sea plane from Malé International Airport.
About Dusit International
Dusit International has gained more than 60 years experience in the hotel & hospitality field. Founded in 1949 by Honorary Chairperson, Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui whose first hotel was the Princess on Bangkok’s New Road. Dusit has since acquired a unique portfolio of deluxe hotels, building upon Thai culture & tradition to create a personalised welcome for all guests made distinctive under the Dusit brand promise: the delivery of an ‘experience that enlivens the individual spirit no matter what the journey.’
Dusit International comprises five hotel brands: Dusit Thani Hotels & Resorts, Dusit’s second generation dusitD2 hotels & resorts, Dusit Princess Hotels & Resorts, Dusit Devarana Hotels & Resorts, & Dusit Residence Serviced Apartments. It moreover operates its own signature Devarana Spa.
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