There are few Thai branded hotels that have come to establish themselves not only as national icons of the hospitality business, but that have extended into the international scene with a large degree of success and recognition. With presence in China, Egypt, Kenya, the Maldives, the Philippines, the USA and the UAE, the Dusit Thani truly is an international beacon. The Dusit Thani is an instant synonym of success in Thailand, not only because of its great standard and importance in the hotel scene, but because of its candid link to the royal family. During this month of sad national mourning, we highlight the legacy of this classic chain’s headquarters: the Dusit Thani Bangkok.
Amongst the hustle and the bustle of Bangkok’s heavy traffic and noisy streets lies a hotel in which one can forget about the stressful city life. The Dusit Thani Bangkok is one of the symbols of luxury to be found in the hotel scene around Bangkok. Five star, symbolic and equipped in exemplary fashion, it truly excels. The Dusit Thani Bangkok’s line of beauty and balance was pre-established during its flagship foundation in 1970, when inspired by the ideas of King Rama VI, it was given dashes and perfect balances between Western and Thai influences, catering both to culture and comfort.
Now, a few years’ shy of marking its fiftieth anniversary, the Dusit Thani Bangkok continues to marvel its guests with its service and unparalleled approach to hospitality.
When PACE Development threw their huge party for the opening of their Maha Nakhon Tower at the end of August, the entertainment headliner for the event, famous Spanish tenor Jose Carreras, stayed at the Dusit. In fact, I don’t think there is a hotel in the Kingdom who can count more famous celebrities as hotel guests than the Dusit Thani Bangkok. From movie stars to musical superstars to the world’s top political leaders, they’ve all spent the night here. Naming just a few include; Margret Thatcher, Ronald Regan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick, Julio Iglesias, Enrique Iglesias, Coldplay, Tom Jones, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, Jack Klugman, Anna Kournikova, Jackie Chan, Oliver Stone, Santana and the Black-Eyed Peas.
The Dusit offers nine types of rooms and suites to honour any choice of luxury one may require, starting with the Superior Room and ending with the marvelling Majesty Suite. The gamma of Superior and Deluxe Rooms are ideal for any business trip or simple stay with a choice of king or twin beds. Equipped with a mini bar, a balcony, mini-bar, high quality televisions and Wi-Fi access, it is a no brainer as a choice.
The Dusit rooms and Club rooms offer a greater spatial experience along with a more affluent service and amenities such as a separate living room and bed, as well as a walk-in closet. Ideal for business travellers and holiday makers alike, it is great for people appreciative of space and broader areas.
Leading into the suites, the three most impressive ones begin with the Ratanakosin: named after the eighteenth century Thai kingdom, it ranges an impressive 110 square metres and has all the amenities one would require for a fantastic stay. A bedroom, dining room and living room ensure the stay is entirely gratifying, coupled with the full access to the Dusit Club privileges which includes a butler service, access to the club lounge, all day refreshments and evening cocktails amongst other amenities.
We then have the Princess Suite, sophisticated and tastefully decorated with an array of impeccable architecture, it includes a pantry and dining area as well as a bird’s eye view of Lumphini Park. Endowed with all the privileges, the Princess Suite could make anyone’s stay in the city just by being indoors.
Coming in last, but certainly not least is the ultimate in the Dusit Thani’s suite gamma: The Majesty Suite. Offering a full out panoramic view of the city with an open roof terrace and an impressive 240 square meters of space, it truly embodies the luxury of Thai hospitality.
Rooms, along with the array of dining and relaxing options make the Dusit Thani Bangkok a marvellous choice for anyone’s stay. The hotel’s nine restaurants of optimum quality define much of its beauty and class. With a delectable array of foods ranging from the traditional Thai cuisine at the Benjarong to the Chinese Mayflower, New York steak house or Japanese Shogun.
The Devarana Spa is one of Bangkok’s finest places to unwind, relax and let the stress of the city day filter out of your system. With a large array of exclusive freshly made products, it truly stands out amongst the many spa services offered in Bangkok.
For guests traveling to or from Hua Hin, the Dusit offers a daily shuttle leaving the Hua Hin Dusit Thani at 11:15am and arriving at the Bangkok Dusit Thani around 2pm. The shuttle then departs Bangkok for its return to Hua Hin at 3:30 arriving around 6pm. Riding in a very comfortable and spacious Mercedes minibus the trip is made even more pleasant with free water, newspapers and Wi-Fi access. You do not need to be a guest of the Dusit to avail yourself of their shuttle service. Call either the Bangkok or Hua Hin Dusit Thani to book your reservation.
In conclusion, the Dusit Thani Bangkok is one of the most luxurious options to consider for a business or holiday stay, be it alone or with your entire family. If you haven’t yet been there, it is very much well worth your time.
Dusit Thani Bangkok
946 Rama IV Road, Bangkok
+66 (0) 2200 9000