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Dusit International Partners with Vilailux Developers for New Khao Yai Hotel

Bangkok, 4 February 2013 - Fresh off the heels of a project launch in Nairobi, Kenya and a joint venture announcement that will see 5,000 hotel rooms developed throughout China by 2020, hotel management company Dusit International brings their expansion efforts closer to home with the announcement of a new dusitD2 hotel in Khao Yai, Thailand. 

The 79-room hotel, scheduled to open Q4 2014, will be part of Phuphatara Khao Yai, a residential development by Vilailux Development Co., Ltd.. Owned by major shareholders of the telecommunications firm Samart Corporation, the company plans to build villas and condominiums in addition to the hotel in the flourishing Khao Yai area.

The hotel, dusitD2 khao yai, will be managed and operated by Dusit International. Of the villas and condominiums to be built at Phuphatara Khao Yai, several will be part of a leaseback rental pool program.

“We are so pleased to have Dusit International partner with us on our second hotel enterprise,” said president of Vilailux Development, Ms Oraphan Laoprapatsorn. “Our vision is to have at least three hotels in our portfolio, and dusitD2 is the perfect fit for this project.”

“Offering classic Thai hospitality with a modern and chic touch, dusitD2 is one of the most promising brands of the Dusit family,” said Dusit International Managing Director and CEO, Mr Chanin Donavanik. “We are excited to add dusitD2 khao yai to our development pipeline and are confident it will be a great addition to the Phuphatara Khao Yai development.”

dusitD2 khao yai is an inspired winery / vineyard concept boasting a grill restaurant, banquet-style meeting room, outdoor event lawn, a hot spring spa and multi-purpose library. The Phuphatara Khao Yai development is located a short two hour drive from Bangkok and is only 13 km from Khao Yai National Park, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 2005. With easy access to scenic mountain ranges, waterfalls, family-run dairy farms and charming vineyards, Khao Yai is emerging as one of Thailand’s top new holiday destinations.

Mr. Chanin Donavanik, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Dusit International

Ms. Oraphan Laoprapassorn, President of Vilailux Development

The Hotel Management Agreement Signing Ceremony for dusitD2 khao yai between Dusit International, led by Mr. Chanin Donavanik, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Dusit International (3rd left), Mr. David Shackleton, Chief Operating Officer of Dusit International (2nd left), and Mr. Rustom Vickers, Group Director of Development, Dusit International (1st left), and Vilailux Development, led by Mr. Watchai Vilailuck, Authorised Director (4th left), Mr. Somyot Poompanmoung, Honourable Guest (5th left), Ms. Oraphan Laoprapassorn, President of Vilailux Development (6th left), Ms. Chomkamol Poompanmoung, Authorised Director (7th left), Mrs. Photjaman Phumphanmuang, Honourable Guest (8th left).