THE Dusit Thani Dubai will begin the refurbishment of its guest rooms as part of a major project which will see the hotel adding defined luxury and convenience for their guests. The hotel will undergo the refurbishment programme for the first time in the hotel’s 11 years. Work is expected to be completed towards the end of 2012.
James Wilson, general manager of the hotel said, “Dubai is an evolving destination. The hotel itself has been here for 11 years and we’ve seen a lot of change in the city landscape around us. While we have done light refurbishments throughout the hotel during this time, the hotel is now in a position in which an extensive refurbishment will firmly place us ahead of our competitors.”
Work on the guest room refurbishment will cover a total of 174 rooms and is due to be completed by the end of September. “With the Dusit brand expanding internationally we have chosen a design to put our rooms more in line with international standards. Saying this, we are very proud of our Thai heritage and have carefully worked with the designers to ensure there are still strong elements of Thai design in the rooms,” he added.
Once complete, phase two will focus on the refurbishment of our 147 one and two bedroom apartments, and is expected to start by summer 2013.
The hotel expects to have a successful outing at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2012. “All exhibitions this year have seen better attendance and market conditions are looking good as well. With ATM being one of the biggest travel events in this region, we will be expecting to maximise exposure for of Dusit Thani Dubai and the Dusit brand,” said Wilson.
“We will be looking to meet and sign a number of contracts with new and emerging market DMCs, such as India. We will also be focusing on showcasing our rich Thai culture through our arts at the exhibition,” he added.
The GCC continues to stand as the hotel’s key source market making up more than 50 per cent of total guests, with an especially high demand during Saudi and Kuwaiti holiday periods.”