World-renowned hotelier Dusit International has formally launched its serviced apartment, Dusit Thani Residence, in Davao City. Featuring 168 full-service units, Dusit Thani Residence is touted to open new options for upscale accommodations for long-staying business travellers from around the globe.
“Dusit Thani Residence will offer a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of urban Davao. We have planned this urban residence and hotel to exude a resort-like experience that combines Filipino warmth and joyfulness, and Dusit’s trademark personalized Thai hospitality,” said Ms. Evelyn Singson, President and Vice Chairman of Philippine Hoteliers Incorporated, the owning company of Dusit Thani Manila, during the formal opening of the property showroom.
Singson further mentioned that Dusit International has partnered with established Filipino real estate developer, Torre Lorenzo in the conceptualization and construction of Dusit Thani Residence and the adjoining dusitD2 Hotel. This is the first Dusit Thani Residences in Asia, as the company’s other serviced apartments are located in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The property is scheduled for turnover in 2018.
The main highlight of the project is the “amenity theater” that fosters community and shared activities. Bound by the hotel and the residential tower blocks, the amenity theater contains the swimming pools, water features and decks amidst a tropical landscaped setting. Complementing this central feature are the dining outlets, function rooms, children’s play area, and wellness facilities. An infinity edge pool will be located at the second level.
“The architecture is contemporary and mindful of the comfort of our guests. The design incorporates tropical elements that allow for shading and ventilation while maximizing the use of natural lighting,” described Torre Lorenzo president Tomas Lorenzo.
Dusit International and Torre Lorenzo have tapped Rchitects, Inc., to lead the project development. The firm has created landmark resort and hotel projects in Boracay, Bohol, Ortigas, Cagayan de Oro and Palawan. Rchitects, Inc. is working with Manny Samson + Associates (MSA), a leading interior design company focused on decorating for hospitality projects across Southeast Asia.
The property is located within Torre Lorenzo’s Siam 8000 property complex in Maryknoll Road, Lanang, Davao City. Once completed, Dusit Thani Residence will provide easy access to the main business activities in Davao yet still offers a safe and secure oasis at the end of a busy day. Guests and residents will enjoy rooms that showcase prime views of Davao’s city skyline and seascapes.
“The location is strategic in two ways. First, the Residences are located in a major business hub south of the Philippines, which we see will help contribute to local investments and economic opportunities. Secondly, being situated within city limits allows our residents to create a productive and enjoyable work-life balance,” Lorenzo explained.
Dusit International has more than 60 years’ experience in the hotel and hospitality field. Founded in 1949 with the opening of its first hotel on Bangkok’s New Road, Dusit International has since acquired a unique portfolio of distinctive accommodations. Dusit builds upon Thai culture and tradition to create a personalized welcome for all guests.
Text and Images courtesy of Dusit International