Dusit signs hotels in Saudi Arabia and Qatar

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Fresh on the heels of entering into a joint venture with Dyar Hotels and Resorts of Saudi Arabia, Dusit International has confirmed that the first two projects – Dusit Thani Jeddah and dusitD2 Salwa Doha – of the newly established company are now underway.

Scheduled to open in 2018 in the Kingdom’s second largest city, the Dusit Thani Jeddah will offer 211 guest rooms, including 38 suites and one Royal Suite. Dining options will range from a coffee shop to all-day dining and specialty restaurants.

The hotel will also offer an executive lounge, business centre and multi-purpose hall to suit various meeting and event needs. Additionally, a dedicated floor for female guests, separate male and female spas and a swimming pool will ensure guests have a thoroughly comfortable stay.

With a convenient location on the city’s main arterial road, just 2.5 kilometres from the upcoming mixed-use Jeddah Gate development, the Dusit Thani Jeddah will be within easy reach of both midtown and the Corniche.

In neighbouring Qatar, the dusitD2 Salwa is also slated to open in 2018. It will offer 240 guest rooms including 28 suites. The hotel will be operated in a Shariah-compliant manner, and will feature two specialty restaurants, an all-day dining option, two wedding halls, 10 meeting rooms, a swimming pool and a spa.

The dusitD2 Salwa will be located right in the heart of Doha, just minutes away from tourist attractions such as the Doha Fort, Souq Waquif and the Qatar National Museum. The hotel will be only 5 kilometres away from the Doha International Airport and 10 kilometres away from the new Hamad International Airport.

“We are thrilled to move ahead on these two exciting projects which set solid foundations for the JV,” said Dusit International Director of Development – Europe, Middle East and Africa Andrew Shaw. “We are confident that with the support of our partners at Dyar Hotels and Resorts, who have over 30 years of local expertise, we will succeed in bringing completely unique products to the market, marrying our hallmark gracious Thai hospitality with local customs and traditions.”

Aside from the two projects outlined above, a further five properties are currently under negotiation by the JV company in the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah.