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Dusit Thani Hotel Bangkok to close

Post by Nereus » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:14 am

For any of the old hands on here you should recall when the illuminated spire on top of the hotel was the most obvious land mark in Bangkok. Long since been dwarfed by more recent developments.
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Dusit Thani reiterates  job security for staff

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/tou ... -for-staff

Published: 7/03/2017 at 07:37 AM
Newspaper section: Business

Dusit Thani Plc (DTC) has reaffirmed its "no lay-off" employment policy in preparation for transferring employees during the construction period of a new project.

The Dusit Thani Bangkok will continue to operate as usual until June 30, 2018, the company said in a release. From July 2018 on, all staff will continue to be employed and allocated to other properties.

The announcement follows a recent report that Dusit Thani, a leading hotel and property development company, will start work on a landmark mixed-use project in partnership with Central Pattana Plc.

The report raised concern that the first closure of the iconic hotel since 1970 would leave workers with decades of service unemployed.

Suphajee Suthumpun, group chief executive of Dusit Thani, said earlier that the new project would become a new landmark in the same manner that Dusit Thani Bangkok made history 47 years ago.

The hotel recently signed an agreement with the Crown Property Bureau (CPB) to continue leasing the plot at the intersection of Silom Road and Rama IV Road on which the Dusit Thani Bangkok is located.

The lease will be extended by 30 years with the right to extend for another 30 years and an added seven-year grace period.
Dusit Thani has been granted permission from the CPB to lease additional land, increasing the plot area from 19 rai to 24 rai.

The project in Sala Daeng will feature a hotel, residences, retail and offices, plus green space.

The estimated project value is 36.7 billion baht, 60% of which will come from Dusit Thani and the rest from Central Pattana.

"Our goal is to develop a project that benefits both tourists and the general public," Dusit Thani said. "This plot lies right at the epicentre of the metropolis in the heart of the business and retail districts, as well as at the intersection of multiple mass transit systems such as the BTS and the MRT."
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Dusit Thani Bangkok to close next April (2018)

Post by PeteC » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:17 pm

Old Thailand and Bangkok hands may want to book a room for a night close to the end date.....just for nostalgia. :D :( Pete :cheers:

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/bu ... y/30319543

The Dusit Thani Bangkok, flagship hotel of Thailand-based Dusit International, will cease operations on April 16, 2018, ending a 48-year run as a landmark of pioneering design in the capital, it was announced on Friday.

The site on Rama IV Road will host a mixed-use development slated for completion in 2022.

Founded by Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui and opened on February 27, 1970, the Dusit Thani was once the city’s tallest edifice and largest hotel.

General manager Sukanya Janchoo called it “an icon made everlasting through all those who share its history”.

“The series of events and promotions we are introducing have been specially designed to thank our guests, staff and stakeholders for their loyal support, as well as commemorate the hotel’s rich heritage, which will be carried over into our exciting new chapter to come.

“The Dusit Thani legend will continue,” she promised.

The development to rise on the site will be built in partnership with Central Pattana and incorporate a new Dusit Thani Bangkok hotel.

Many of the trees on the property will be conserved, as will the original hotel’s distinctive, handcrafted teakwood décor, historical ornaments and instantly recognisable spire.

Construction of the new hotel will start on adjacent land currently occupied by derelict buildings. The new hotel is expected to be completed in 2022 and the rest of the project by 2024.

Meanwhile prospective guests of the original Dusit Thani have 10 months left to take advantage of accommodation promotions and special packages on offer.
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Re: Dusit Thani Bangkok to close next April (2018)

Post by Nereus » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:25 pm

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Re: Dusit Thani Bangkok to close next April (2018)

Post by PeteC » Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:09 pm

Nereus wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:25 pm
Already posted awhile ago,Pete.

http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.ph ... hani+hotel
Yes, I thought I had seen it before too. I guess The Nation published a new article today because the close date has changed from end June 2018 to April 16, 2018. Pete :cheers:
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Re: Dusit Thani Hotel Bangkok to close

Post by hhfarang » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:42 pm

That's where I stayed on my very first trip to Bangkok 36 years ago... as a superb hotel back then.
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Re: Dusit Thani Hotel Bangkok to close

Post by Bristolian » Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:48 am

It was our regional corporate hotel until about 6 years ago. We held all of our regional meetings there and probably booked 2,000 room nights annually at 2,600 Baht including the meeting packages. Great hotel but unfortunately their prices increased exponentially over a couple of years and we moved on to other hotels in the city.
It would be great to stay there one more time before the doors finally close and the place becomes another shadow of its former self.
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Re: Dusit Thani Hotel Bangkok to close

Post by oakdale160 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:49 am

OH JOY! another shopping center, we are getting there, another 20 or so please.

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