Once the leading design hotel in Silom and in Bangkok, the DusitThani Bangkok, has long since been a venue of choice for the country’s elite and the wealthiest tourists for fine dining, wedding receptions and entertainment. Made famous thanks to illustrious design and five-star hospitality reflecting the local culture, it’s had stays from people like Jackie Chan, Coldplay, and Rod Stewart, among others.
The hotel, at least in its current incarnation, will be closing on the January 5, 2019, will be closing in order to make way for a mixed-use project, with a price tag of Bt36.7 billion, which is being developed alongside Central Pattana. The project will include residences, retail areas as well as office space, as well as the second iteration of the DusitThani.
As expected, many local customers of the hotel, who have come to see it as a second home, from wealthy locals to foreign travellers. The staff, meanwhile, have spoken of their time working in the design hotel in Silom with fondness.
The DusitThani first began operations in February of 1970, thanks to the cooperation of ThanpuyingChanutPiyaoui and the Thai-Obayashi Corp, who spent 3 years making the 23-floor design hotel in Silom, with the aim of elevating the Thai hotel chain to meet with international standards, becoming the Thai capital’s tallest building and landmark.
Director of Marketing Communications, PongsiyaKittikachorn, says that the Dusit International in 1948, with the flagship Princess Hotel on Charoen Krung Road. According to him, the land the DusitThani Bangkok belongs to the Crown Property Bureau and once held Chao Phraya Yommarat’sfamilyas well as the Old England Student Association under Royal Patronage.
The new development will expand the plot to 23 rai. Whilst the development is ongoing, the staff members of the DusitThaniwill be rotated among the other properties, whilst some of the eateries in the hotel will be opening stand-alone branches to continue serving customers.
The hotel, with its elegant 517 guestrooms, and suites which range from 35m2 to 240m2, decorated with teak furniture and silk. All of these rooms are open, as the DusitThani is making what little time it has left with special offers, both for food and accommodations.