Dusit International expands into India

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Thailand-based Dusit International, one of Asia’s fastest-growing hospitality companies, has announced its expansion into India with a plan to open at least two Dusit-branded hotels per year from 2021 onwards in Tier I and Tier II cities—such as Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore—as well as key leisure destinations throughout the country.

Alongside the signing of Dusit Princess Serviced Suites Kolkata (under a franchise
agreement with the Jain Group—a leading real estate, hospitality and finance organisation
based in Kolkata), Dusit is already in talks with other potential owners and is on course to
conclude at least four more signings within the next 12 months.

Following a strategy to focus on quality hotel products that help owners maximise the value of their assets, Dusit’s planned expansion includes exquisite palace conversions where the
company aims to uniquely combine its distinctive brand of Thai-inspired gracious hospitality with local customs and traditions to create luxury hotel experiences that deliver sustainable value for the wider community.

“While COVID-19 has brought immense challenges for tourism and hospitality worldwide, we remain confident that our resilient industry can and will bounce back, and we expect India to be a key player in international and domestic tourism in the brighter days ahead,” said Ms Suphajee Suthumpun, Group CEO, Dusit International.

“We are delighted and honoured that the Jain Group has selected our Dusit Princess brand for their property in Kolkata, and we now look forward to bringing more quality products to the market to generate long-term value for all our stakeholders.”