Dusit International continues Philippines expansion with new dusitD2 hotel
Dusit International, Thailand’s hotel and property development company, and Torre Lorenzo Development Corporation (TLDC), one of the fastest-growing real estate development companies in the Philippines, celebrated the inauguration of dusitD2 Davao hotel on 6 September 2019 with a special ceremony held in the elegant Dusit Thani Grand Ballroom.
Hosted by Mr Lim Boon Kwee, COO, Dusit International, and Mr Tomas P. Lorenzo, CEO, TLDC, the special event was attended by local dignitaries including Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, and Davao City Vice Mayor Sebastian Duterte, alongside representatives from leading local businesses and the tourism and hospitality industry.
Demonstrating Dusit International’s and TLDC’s commitment to having a positive local impact, during the event TLDC made a donation to the Armed Forces of the Philippines Educational Benefit System Office (AFPEBSO), which assists the dependents of wounded soldiers.
Soft opened in March this year, the upscale, full-service dusitD2 Davao hotel is TLDC’s latest premium development in the Davao region. Designed by renowned Philippine architect Manny Samson, and inspired by ‘the vibrancy of life,’ the hotel has been carefully crafted to reflect Dusit’s unique brand of Thai-inspired gracious hospitality while also embracing the cultural richness of the destination.
dusitD2 Davao hotel is just one of three new projects Dusit International has signed to manage for TDLC in Davao. Also set to hold their grand openings soon are Dusit Thani Residence Davao, and The Beach Club at Lubi Plantation Island, Managed by Dusit.
Soft-opened this month, Dusit Thani Residence Davao is located next to dusitD2 Davao hotel.
Soft-opened in December 2018, meanwhile, The Beach Club at Lubi Plantation Island, Managed by Dusit, is an exclusive island retreat just off the coast of the Davao Gulf (only 10 minutes by boat from Pindasan Port).
“We are humbled and honoured to have the opportunity to bring our Thai-inspired gracious hospitality to Davao and to work with Torre Lorenzo Development Corporation to help promote the region to the world at large,” said Mr Lim Boon Kwee, when addressing the audience at the opening event. “dusitD2 Davao, Dusit Thani Residence Davao, and The Beach Club at Lubi Plantation Island, Managed by Dusit are perfectly positioned to meet the growing demand for premium developments in the region, and we look forward to making them all a resounding success.”
Dusit International’s property portfolio now comprises 271 properties (nine owned and 262 managed) operating under six brands across 13 countries. The company has more than 50-Dusit branded hotels in the pipeline and
expects to open at least 10-12 hotels per year in key destinations from 2020 onwards.