Dusit International has signed an agreement to manage its first hotel project on the Pacific island of Guam.
Scheduled for a soft opening in late 2013, the 30-storey Dusit Thani Guam will be located on a beachfront site in the island’s main commercial and tourism district. It will feature 417 rooms and facilities including Guam’s largest conference centre and several restaurants and bars.
“The success of this new management bid by Dusit International has been spurred by our confidence both in the property and the potential of Guam as a growing destination,” said Dusit International’s CEO, Chanin Donavanik. “Not only will the Dusit Thani Guam with its unprecedented facilities attract a new generation of guests, we believe that within a short time it will become Guam’s premier hotel.”
To achieve this, Dusit International is also expanding its hotel support facilities. This includes the opening of a new regional sales office in Tokyo later this year, and the offering training and educational opportunities through the Dusit Thani College in Bangkok.
“We believe that while raising the level of professionalism in the local hospitality industry, Dusit’s educational programmes will result in many direct and indirect benefits that will provide the foundation for long-term development of the hospitality sector in Guam,” said Donna Baker of the hotel’s owners, Tanota Partners.
Under a partnership agreement, scholarships at Dusit Thani College, culinary and training classes in Guam and bilateral internship exchange programmes will be available once the hotel is fully operational