Five-star Dusit Thani Yangon will offer a new level of hospitality within the city’s .landmark mixed-use development in the upcoming, new Central Business District.Leading global hospitality company Dusit International has signed a management agreement with Myanmar V-Pile Group to operate the Dusit Thani Yangon. Located just 15 minutes by car from Yangon International Airport, and approximately 20 minutes’ drive from the city’s main tourist attraction, the Shwedagon Pagoda, the new property sits at the heart of land earmarked by the Myanmar government to become the former capital’s new Central Business District.
Dusit Thani Yangon will be positioned as a five-star corporate and MICE city hotel within a pioneering mixed-use development incorporating a convention centre, offices, retail and residential units. The hotel will comprise 338 rooms and feature one all-day-dining restaurant, one specialty Thai restaurant, and one rooftop restaurant and bar. Meeting facilities will include a 400-seat ballroom with adjoining conference rooms. Guests will also have access to a swimming pool, spa and gym.
The surrounding area continues to grow and develop with new infrastructure and commercial developments bringing more businesses and attractions that will help fuel future demand. With its convenient access to the international airport, and limitations on expansion of the traditional downtown area, this location is set to become a core destination as the city continues to develop and grow northwards.
Yangon welcomed 1.3 million international arrivals in 2015, an increase of 15% from 2014, and the figures are only expected to grow as Myanmar continues to open up to foreign investment and tourism. With Myanmar’s government aiming to attract 7.48 million annual visitors to the country by 2020, Dusit Thani Yangon, which is slated to open at the end of 2019, will be perfectly positioned to capitalise on this influx of trade.
Ms Suphajee Suthumpun, Group CEO of Dusit International, said, “Myanmar is a fast-emerging market and we are delighted to partner with Myanmar V-Pile Group for this very special project. Being one of the first five-star corporate and MICE city hotels within Yangon’s new Central Business District gives us a great opportunity to showcase our unique brand of gracious Thai hospitality in one of the ASEAN Economic Community’s largely untapped markets. This should set us up perfectly for further expansion within the country, including key destinations such as Bagan, Mandalay, and Inle Lake, as well as throughout Southeast Asia in general, where we already have over 20 properties in the pipeline.”
Dr Sone Han, Chairman of Myanmar V-Pile Group, said, “As Myanmar is the last frontier market in Asia, and the hotel and tourism industry is growing very fast, our group is very excited to commence our first phase of the Secondary Central Business District (Mindhama) project, which will include the five-star Dusit Thani Yangon together with the new, international standard Myanmar Convention Centre. We are delighted to partner with Dusit International, and we believe that Dusit Thani Yangon will very much work in synergy with our Second CBD project while delighting visitors with the gracious hospitality for which Dusit is renowned.”
With a brand portfolio that ranges from personalized luxury to cutting-edge cool, Dusit International operates 29 properties in key destinations around the globe. A further 40 projects are already confirmed to open internationally within the next three years. Alongside Dusit Thani, Dusit International also operates the dusitD2, Dusit Devarana, and DusitPrincess brands.
Dusit International was founded in 1948 by Honorary Chairperson Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui, whose ﬁrst hotel was the Princess on Bangkok’s New Road. Today the company is a leader in hotel management and education and comprises a unique international portfolio of distinctive hotels and resorts operating under four brands: Dusit Thani, dusitD2, Dusit Princess and Dusit Devarana.
The company also operates the signature Devarana Spa and has a fast-growing Education Division. The latter, established in 1993, comprises Dusit Thani College, which offers vocational and postgraduate hospitality degrees at campuses in Bangkok and Pattaya; Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School; and the recently opened Dusit Thani Hotel School, which is Thailand’s first hospitality school based on the ASEAN Common Competency Standards for Tourism Professionals.
In 2018 Dusit will open the pioneering Dusit Hospitality Management College, a unique fully integrated hospitality school and hotel in Manila, Philippines.
Myanmar V-Pile Group was initially founded in 1996 as Myanmar V-Pile Co., Ltd., a pile foundation and construction specialist. A market leader with teams of dedicated professionals committed to excellence in services, today Myanmar V-Pile Group comprises 11 subsidiary companies with more than 850 full-time employees.
The group successfully offers cost effective and high quality pile foundation installation, pile production with modern techniques, land surveying, soil investigation, and plantation. The group also stands as a successful construction and real estate development company, having delivered the very first Bayint Naung two-tier flyover in partnership with TPC Prestressed Concrete Co., Ltd. from Thailand.
One of Myanmar V-Pile Group’s subsidiary companies, First Myanmar Construction Co., Ltd., is currently developing the first phase of the Secondary Central Business District area in Yangon, which will become a lifestyle destination in the near future. It will comprise the five star Dusit Thani Yangon Hotel, the new Myanmar Convention centre, premium office spaces, retail spaces, premium serviced apartments, and an international medical centre.
First Myanmar Construction Co., Ltd aims to deliver the new Myanmar Convention Centre in three years’ time and the Dusit Thani Yangon Hotel in the year 2020.