Dusit to Open its First Maldives Resort this December
Maldives Promotion House – Dusit International, one of Asia’s leading hotel groups, has announced that they will be opening their first resort in the Maldives, during this December. The new Dusit property is located in Mudhdhoo Island, northwest of Malé in Baa atoll, and is expected to open in mid December. Named as Dusit Thani Maldives, Mudhdhoo Island, Baa Atoll, the new resort is a short 40 minute sea plane ride from Malé or a 10 minute speedboat ride from the new domestic airport.
According to Dusit, the island has an area of approximately 186,000 square metres, and will be composed of 100 villas, 1 spa and 3 restaurants and bars as well as other utilities relating to the resort business. The Dusit Thani, Mudhdhoo Island, Baa Atoll will feature 46 beach villas, two beach houses, 30 water villas, 20 ocean villas, and two ocean houses that are considered as the largest in the Maldives.
Extensive facilities including a 50-metre swimming pool, which is the largest in the Maldives, pool bar, over-water and grill restaurants, tree top spa, tennis courts, dive centre and extensive water activities in and around the resort will also be available. Dusit International CEO Chanin Donavanik said that this new first foray into the Maldives is a very exciting addition to their growing portfolio and represents a great milestone for the Dusit brand.
“This new project is our first foray into the Maldives, arguably one of the most beautiful destinations on earth. This is a very exciting addition to our growing portfolio and represents a great milestone for the Dusit brand. Dusit Thani will combine the rich flavour of Thai hospitality with the stunning tropical beauty of the Maldives,” Chief Executive Officer of Dusit International, Mr Chanin Donavanik said.
“Coastline is extremely pleased with the sale of Mudhdhoo Island Resort, to such a highly respected and established brand such as Dusit International. We believe Dusit will bring not only a sizeable financial investment into the Maldives but will add significant value to the training and development of Maldivians through its outstanding hospitality training schools and colleges,” Chairman and Managing Director of Coastline Hotels & Resorts Pte. Ltd., Maldives and developer of Mudhdhoo Island Resort, Mr Ahmed Umar Maniku said.
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, and today, has over 22 hotel properties located in Thailand and overseas with plans to open up many more soon.