Dusit the only Thai Group listed in Asia’s Top 40 – TWICE!

Dusit Thani hotels Bangkok

Dusit Thani hotels Bangkok

Dusit International celebrates the success of its two distinguished hotels, dusitD2 chiang mai and Dusit Thani Bangkok, as they have been listed in the Asia’s Top 40 City Hotels by Travel + Leisure Magazine, one of the world’s leading publications for elite travellers.

The award is bestowed to the most outstanding Asia’s Top 40 City Hotel. This marks the first time that the award has been repeated by the name of Dusit. Among the top hotels in Asia, dusitD2 chiang mai ranked number 18 on the scale following by number 34 for Dusit Thani Bangkok.

“This represents direct feedback from guests and confirms that the product and service provided is appreciated and recognised by the travellers visiting our hotels. The only way to achieve this is by doing the right thing everyday. We are delighted and full appraise for both these world-class hotels and their outstanding teams,” said Mr. Octavio Gamarra, Senior Vice President, Dusit International.

“Dusit is the only Thai-owned hospitality company listed in Asia’s Top 40 City Hotel. This recognition is for our wonderful Thai heritage and marks our exciting evolution as we expand regionally and globally,” added Mr. Gamarra

Added to this recognition, Lifestyle + Travel Magazine also awarded Devarana Spa the Best Urban Spa, Reader’s Choice Awards in 2008 which is an excellent combination between the hotel and spa brand. This year, Devarana Spa has made its first debut in Europe with the launch of the Devarana Spa at the new ultra-luxury hotel IL SALVIATINO–Florence, opening in late 2009.

Ms. Nancy Novogrod, editor-in-chief of Travel + Leisure (U.S.), said “This year’s results reflect our readers’ travel interests in this challenging economic reality—value, intimacy, service and discovery are key priorities …. For a number of top-ranked cities—Udaipur, Cape Town, Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Chiang Mai, and Luang Prabang—value ratings were sky-high.”

Ratings from readers of all Travel + Leisure’s international editions—Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Travel + Leisure Australia / New Zealand, Travel + Leisure Turkey, Travel + Leisure China, Travel + Leisure South Asia and Travel + Leisure Mexico—were counted in the results.

Mr. Matt Leppard, editor-in-chief of Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, said “This year has been another strong year for Southeast Asia, reflecting the fact that Travel + Leisure readers worldwide still see the region as a highly desirable destination. While long-haul inbound markets may be wavering right now, the global interest in all that Southeast Asia offers—from city boutique hotels to jungle retreats to world-class resorts—remains strong. Some 20% of the world’s top hotels in the survey are in our edition’s “catchment area,” while having three cities in the overall top 10 is something that the region can be very proud of,” he added.