BANGKOK, Thailand - In 1918, King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) imagined a Utopian society where people lived in ideal freedom and happiness.
He called this place Dusit Thani, which literally translates to âTown in Heaven.â This heavenly concept, from which the hotel derived its name, is also the inspiration for its character and guiding principles of caring, respect, sincerity, and modesty.
The combination of traditional Thai hospitality and modern luxury is what makes Dusit Thani Bangkok truly unique. State-of-the-art facilities are decorated with Thai silk fabrics and teak wood furnishings for an elegant old-world charm.
Opened in 1970, Dusit Thani Bangkok has become a prominent social and cultural landmark. In over 40 years of operations, the hotel has welcomed several royal families and notable local and international celebrities. Among the extensive list of iconic guests are Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Tom Jones, Whitney Houstonm and Marat Safin. Recently, the hotel has also welcomed many more regional celebrities from Korea, Thailand, and Japan.
These days, Bangkok has become a major center for tourism in Southeast Asia, and Thailand is one of the top destinations in the Asia Pacific region, among China, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. This success is set to continue, especially with the introduction of AEC in 2015 which offers great potential for Bangkok's future growth.
The hotel is well-placed to meet these future demands with a variety of premium facilities and services. In additional to its 517 luxuriously-appointed rooms, the hotel also offers an unrivaled choice of eight signature dining experiences, including Royal Thai Cuisine, French Fine Dining, traditional Vietnamese, classic and inspired Italian, and sumptuous Chinese.
Equally important is the hotel's central location with immediate proximity to the BTS sky train and MRT subway transport systems allowing fast and convenient access throughout Bangkok.
Within the hotel, Devarana Spa is the perfect place to wind down with its range of treatments for singles or couples within an oasis of tranquility. Alternatively, head for the Lobby Lounge for its amazing views of Benjarong Terrrace, a tropical garden with a cascading waterfall. For a more active pursuit, DFiT fitness center is excellent for getting pumped up. For the ultimate luxury experience, the newly-renovated Dusit Club Lounge is not to be missed, with a host of new privileges including 24-hour butler service and complimentary drinks and canapes served daily.
Although much has changed over the years, Dusit Thani Bangkok remains true to its core values that express Thai hospitality and graciousness. Competitors come and go, but the secret to the hotel's prolonged success is its commitment to excellence, personalized services, and attention to detail. A stay at Dusit Thani Bangkok is an unparalleled experience incorporating all the five senses.