Originally slated to close for redevelopment on April 16 this year, Dusit Thani Bangkok will now operate as usual until January 5, 2019.
According to Dusit International, the closing date has been postponed to allow the hotel company and its partners more time to add greater value to the new version of the hotel, which will open as part of a 36.7 billion baht (US$1.1 billion) mixed-use project to be built in partnership with Central Pattana.
Suphajee Suthumpun, group CEO, Dusit International, said that while the majority of guest feedback on redevelopment was positive, there were also those who wondered how Dusit could “embrace our heritage and continue our legacy in a new building”.
“The answer, of course, lies in taking our time to ensure we get it right,” Suphajee said. “We are exploring many ways to add value to the new hotel and mixed-use project in terms of design and innovation. This includes embracing a green concept,… creating direct links to both the MRT and BTS mass transit rail systems, and alleviating traffic in the area by providing new infrastructure.”