Dusit has signed an agreement for what will become its first hotel in eastern China’s Shandong province.
The Thai hotel group’s Chinese arm, Dusit Fudu Hotels & Resorts, has penned a deal with Zaozhuang Thai Cultural City Development Company to manage a Dusit Thani Resort in Zaozhuang, a city of approximately two million people in the south of the province.
Scheduled to open in early 2018, the Dusit Thani Thai Cultural City Resort Zaozhuang will have a Thai theme, including a Buddhist cultural centre, Thai retail outlets and an area for Thai performances.
“We are delighted to introduce the Dusit Thani brand that embodies the richness and traditions of Thai culture, as well as bring a unique wellness concept to this exciting city,” said Lim Boon Kwee, president of Dusit Fudu.
The Thai-style hotel will offer 257 rooms and suites, plus international, Chinese and Thai restaurants, an indoor pool, spa and conference space. There will also be an extensive wellness centre that will include infrared heated cabins, salt saunas, a hot sand bath, ice fountain room, vitality pool, bubble pool, mineral spring pools and an oxygen spa suite.
Dusit currently operates two hotels in China, in Jiangsu and Guangdong provinces. But it has significant expansion plans in the country, with a pipeline of at least 13 new hotels in provinces including Liaoning, Sichuan, Yunnan, Hainan and Zhejiang.