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Dusit International to manage new five-star resort in the Philippines

Dusit Thani Resort Mactan Cebu Resort is slated to open 2019, bringing Thai-inspired gracious hospitality to Mactan Island

June 23, 2017 – Thailand-based, global hospitality company Dusit International through its local affiliate, has signed a hotel management agreement, with Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC), one of the Philippines’ leading real estate companies, to operate the Dusit Thani Resort Mactan Cebu Resort, a five-star resort situated on the northern peninsula of Mactan Island.

Positioned to meet the needs of leisure and business travellers alike, the new beachfront resort will comprise 271 well-appointed guest rooms divided between three buildings adjacent to RLC’s AmiSa private residences. Facilities will include a luxury spa, a fully-equipped fitness centre, an executive lounge, three restaurant outlets with al-fresco and private dining, a large infinity pool, and over 1,200 sq m of meeting space. Dusit’s signature gracious hospitality inspired by authentic Thai values will drive the service.

Mactan Island is located a few kilometers from Cebu in the Central Visayas region and is known for its luxury tourism industry. Surrounded by coral, the island offers excellent diving and snorkeling experiences, has a vibrant sailing community, and is also home to the only aquarium attraction in the Visayas.

Mactan Island is served by Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), which is currently undergoing a PHP 17.5 billion-expansion to have its capacity upgraded from 4.5 million to 12.5 million passengers. This year, it is expected to welcome 10 million arrivals, a 12 percent increase on 2016. Dusit Thani Resort Mactan Cebu Resort is located approximately 30 minutes by car from the airport, via the Punta Engano Road.
Dusit Thani Resort Mactan Cebu Resort will be the third property in the Philippines to carry the Dusit Thani brand; Dusit International owns and operates Dusit Thani Manila and there is the upcoming Dusit Thani Residence Davao. Next year, the pioneering Dusit Hospitality Management College, a unique fully-integrated hospitality school and hotel, will also open in the capital. Other properties in the pipeline include dusitD2 Resort, San Juan; and dusitD2 Davao.

“Partnering with hotel owners in key markets such as the Philippines is essential to Dusit International’s long term sustainable and profitable growth,” said Dusit International’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr Lim Boon Kwee. “Robinsons Land Corporation’s reputation for quality developments is second to none, and we are delighted they have chosen us to manage their property, which we look forward to making a huge success under our esteemed Dusit Thani brand.”

Mr Frederick D. Go, President of RLC, said, “Mactan Island has potential to further become a greater tourism destination and what better way than to partner with an international 5-star hotel partner as Dusit Thani to manage our upscale resort development.”

Dusit International currently operates 29 properties in key destinations around the globe with a further 51 projects already confirmed to open within the next three years. Alongside Dusit Thani, other brands in the company’s international portfolio include Dusit Devarana, dusitD2 and Dusit Princess. -END-

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About Dusit International
Dusit International was founded in 1948 by Honorary Chairperson Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui, whose first hotel was the Princess on Bangkok’s New Road. Today the company is a leader in hotel management, franchising and education and comprises a unique international portfolio of distinctive hotels and resorts operating under four brands: Dusit Thani, dusitD2, DusitPrincess and Dusit Devarana.

The company currently operates 29 properties worldwide and has over 50 confirmed projects in the pipeline in key destinations such as Australia, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Kenya, Myanmar, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, and UAE.

Dusit International also operates the signature Devarana Spa and has a fast-growing Education Division. The latter, established in 1993, comprises Dusit Thani College, which offers vocational and postgraduate hospitality degrees at campuses in Bangkok and Pattaya; Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School; and the recently opened Dusit Thani Hotel School, which is Thailand’s first hospitality school based on the ASEAN Common Competency Standards for Tourism Professionals.

In 2018 Dusit will open the pioneering Dusit Hospitality Management College, a unique fully integrated hospitality school and hotel in Manila, Philippines.

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About Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC)
Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) is one of the Philippines’ leading real estate companies. RLC is involved in the development and operation of shopping malls, offices and hotels and is one of the country’s reputable developers of mixed-use properties, residential condominiums and residential housing developments including socialized housing projects located in key cities and other urban areas nationwide.
RLC serves as the real estate arm of JG Summit Holdings Inc., one of the country’s largest conglomerates, with diverse interests in branded consumer foods, telecommunications, petrochemicals, air transportation and financial services.

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