The Dusit Thani Group of companies, also known as Dusit International is a Bangkok-based hotel and resort company. The company was founded in 1948 by Honorary Chairperson Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui. Today, Dusit International has over 22 hotel properties located in Thailand and overseas with plans to open more in the future.
Dusit Thani Hotels & Resorts added a brand extension – the Dusit Lifestyle Collection with dusitD2 hotels & resorts. dusitD2 is the second generation brand of Dusit Thani Hotels & Resorts. The first property in the dusitD2 collection opened in November 2006 in the historical city of Chiang Mai. The second dusitD2 hotel – dusitD2 baraquda pattaya was officially launched in February 2009.
Dusit International portfolio also includes Dusit Princess Hotels & Resorts. The rebirth of the spirit of the original Princess hotel came with the 1989 opening of the Royal Princess Larn Luang, Bangkok, a boutique-style hotel opened near the city’s Grand Palace. There are currently 7 Dusit Princess Hotels & Resorts in Thailand. The first Dusit Princess outside Thailand, Dusit Princess City Centre, Dubai opened in December 2009.
Dusit International is currently in the process of completing a new hotel in the upmarket Westlands/Kileleshwa area of Nairobi, Kenya. The hotel is scheduled for completion before the end of 2013.
Dusit International is a member of the Preferred Hotel Group. Dusit International comprises five hotel brands: Dusit Thani Hotels & Resorts, Dusit’s second generation dusitD2 hotels & resorts, Dusit Princess Hotel & Resorts, Dusit Devarana Hotels & Resorts, and Dusit Residence Serviced Apartments. It also operates its own signature Devarana Spa.