A Legacy

Discover Our History

Explore the History of
Dusit Hotels & Resorts

Dusit’s story began in 1948 with Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui’s vision for the Princess Hotel. One of Bangkok’s first hotels, the Princess Hotel offered modern amenities like a swimming pool and air conditioning, all combined with the warmth of Thai hospitality. It opened its doors in May 1949.

The 1970 opening of Dusit Thani Bangkok marked a pivotal moment setting the bar for luxury and allowing Thanpuying Chanut to fulfill her dream of a hospitality college. The name, Dusit Thani, meaning “Town in Heaven,” reflects a harmony between Thai and Western values, a core principle that defines Dusit’s global hospitality to this day.

Now, Dusit extends beyond Thailand with multiple brands offering a range of services guided by the same vision: to build upon a remarkable legacy with innovation and integrity.

Business Overview

Distinguished hospitality group with Thai heritage

Years in hospitality business


Properties in operation
*Including villa management contracts


Hotel management contracts in pipeline


Countries across four continents

"At Dusit, our story began steeped in Thai heritage, a legacy of gracious hospitality. As we journey forward, we embrace the world, welcoming our guests to experience Thailand's warmth, refined through a global lens."

Mr. Chanin Donavanik

Chairman of Executive Committee
Dusit International

Key Milestones

Dusit’s story is a tapestry woven with milestones. From its 1940s roots as a single hotel to its present-day global reach, learn about Dusit’s journey that reflects a commitment to redefine hospitality.

New Destinations Await

Discover upcoming hotels and resorts as we continue to expand our portfolio.