Dusit International has signed a hotel management agreement with Dhanasansombut Development to operate the first ever hotel in the heart of Bangkok’s world-famous Chatuchak Market.
Forming part of Dhanasansombut’s new mixed-use development, Mixt Chatuchak, the new hotel will comprise approximately 250 rooms. Chatuchak Market, also known locally as Jatujak or JJ, is located in the north of the city next to Chatuchak Park, one of Bangkok’s largest green spaces, and near Or Tor Kor, recently named one of the world’s best fresh markets by CNN.
Ms Nontaya Apitanotai, the majority owner and authorized Director of Dhanasansombut said: “Mixt Chatuchak is the only building located directly within JJ Market, making the mixed-use project and Dusit’s new hotel a unique proposition for guests who will benefit from the large array of shops and services within our building as well as on their doorstep. Our companies share a complementary vision to impress the world with Thai hospitality, and by drawing on the energy, culture and vibrancy of the iconic JJ Market, we are confident this synergy will be a huge success.”
With 29 properties currently in operation across four brands in eight countries, Dusit International is in a significant growth phase which will see the number of Dusit properties reach 70 within the next three to four years across Southeast Asia, China, sub-Saharan Africa, the GCC region, Europe, and more key markets.
Continuing the company’s series of firsts, Dusit International recently became the first hotel operator in Thailand to to accept WeChat Pay, which allows Chinese guests to pay their hotel bills via the mobile e-payment platform initially at Dusit’s owned properties in Thailand, and soon its other properties around the world.