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Dusit Thani Hotels and Resorts announce a luxury all-villa Resort in Panzhihua City, Sichuan Province

Shanghai, 16 April 2014 – Dusit Fudu Hotels and Resorts have signed a management agreement with Panzhihua Sunshine Joyhome Tourism Investment Co., Ltd. to operate a deluxe all-villa resort in Panzhihua city, Sichuan province, to open in 2016.

Dusit Thani Resort Panzhihua, Sichuan, featuring 200 villas, will be the first internationally-branded hotel in the city. The property is conveniently located within the city’s eco-tourism development zone, currently being developed into a new leisure & golf destination in West China. The hotel is directly opposite the high speed train station and is approximately ten minutes by car from the city’s central business district and Bao’anying Airport.

Panzhihua is located at the south of Sichuan province, adjacent to Yunnan province. The city is an ideal leisure destination, especially during winter as almost every day is sunny. Daily average temperature during winter is 15ºC. Panzhihua is also known for its rich mineral resources.

The hotel will feature the award-winning Devarana Spa with a full range of lifestyle and wellness programmes. Dining outlets will include an all-day dining restaurant and a Chinese restaurant. There is a complete range of recreational facilities including an indoor swimming pool, a well-equipped gymnasium and a golf driving range. An expansive function room and several meeting rooms featuring the latest audio-visual facilities will also be available at the resort.

Mr. Lim Boon Kwee, President of Dusit Fudu Hotels and Resorts, says: “ The success of this new management bid by Dusit Fudu has been spurred by our confidence both in the property and the potential of Panzhihua as a growing leisure destination. Not only will the Dusit Thani Resort Panzhihua, Sichuan with its unprecedented facilities, attract local and international travellers, we believe that within a short time, it will become the preferred premier hotel.”

Ms. Deng Li, Executive Deputy General Manager of Panzhihua Sunshine Joyhome Tourism Investment Co., Ltd., says, “We are delighted to collaborate with Dusit Fudu and certain that by bringing Dusit’s signature Thai gracious service to Panzhihua, the new Dusit Thani Resort Panzhihua, Sichuan will be a spectacular business success.”