Dusit Thani Maldives honours Thai Traditions

Maldives Promotion House – Dusit Thani Maldives honoured the resort’s Thai culture and traditions this week with the celebration of two of Thailand’s most iconic celebrations on the island.

The recently opened resort in Baa Atoll is latest opening of the global chain, Dusit International. The group has Thai origins dating back more than 60 years which play an important role in guest experiences at all of Dusit’s global properties, offering a unique taste of Thai traditions.

Dusit Thani Maldives’ signature restaurant, Benjarong, serving Royal Thai cuisine, played host to both of Thailands most celebrated festivals in separate events which saw guests and colleagues alike pay their respect for traditions associated with the country and it’s culture.

“Thai-ness is part of our DNA and it is not only important for us as a distinguished hotel chain to mark these symbolic occasions, but also to provide our guests with that added unique experience during their stay with us. It is the first time as a resort we have done something like this and we are already planning for the next one,” Desmond Hatton, General Manager of Dusit Thani Maldives noted.

December 5th is a very significant day for Thais around the world as it marks His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s birthday. Recognized as the “Father of the Thai Nation”, his birthday is celebrated as Thailand’s National Father’s Day and to mark this occasion guests were invited to witness a candle-lit ceremony carried out by Thai colleagues under a Maldivian sunset.

Previous to this the hotel celebrated Loy Krathong, one of the most beautiful Thai festivals paying respect to the water spirits and floating small krathongs, boats traditionally made of banana leaves, that are believed to rid the individual of ill thoughts and negativities. Guests were treated to a lavish Thai buffet at Benjarong before being invited to float their own krathong in the resorts lagoon. The krathongs were hand crafted by colleagues using only natural products found on the island.

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