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Dusit International Confirms New Hanoi Hotel
24 February 2020 | Written by Chris Alexander

Dusit International has signed an agreement with a local real estate developer to build an upmarket hotel in Hanoi’s Tay Ho District. The Dusit Tu Hoa Palace, Hanoi, will be situated at the northern end of the city’s West Lake and is expected to open towards the end of 2023.

In addition to 207 luxurious rooms, this adventurous new upscale property will feature an all-day dining restaurant, along with a rooftop bar, meeting rooms and a swimming pool. Dusit International is one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies; their new deal for Dusit Tu Hoa Palace, Hanoi, has been co-signed with Vietnamese real estate developers General Technology Joint Stock Company.

“We are delighted to partner with General Technology Joint Stock Company to bring our unique brand of Thai-inspired, gracious hospitality to Vietnam’s vibrant capital for the first time,” said Mr Lim Boon Kwee, Chief Operating Officer at Dusit International.

Tay Ho is a prestigious neighbourhood in Hanoi that’s noted for its lakeside community, an array of elegant international restaurants, cafes, boutiques and nightlife. The area is also home to Vietnam’s oldest temple; Tran Quoc Pagoda, which was built in the 6th century; and Quan Thanh Temple, famed for its intricate wood carvings. This combination of ancient heritage and vibrant modern culture made the location an irresistible proposition for Dusit International.

“As a destination, Hanoi keeps going from strength to strength,” explains Mr Lim. “Last year the city welcomed more than 6 million foreign visitors in the first 11 months – up 12% year-on-year. With this in mind, now is the perfect time to expand our operations in Vietnam’s capital city and strengthen our brand for further growth in Vietnam,” he added.

In addition to its range of historic, cultural and culinary attractions, the area also benefits from convenient proximity to Noi Bai International Airport, just 30 minutes’ drive away. Hanoi’s Old Quarter, the city’s business hub and many of the main tourist destinations, can also be reached within 15 minutes.

Dusit have previously stated that their mission is to deliver Thai-inspired hospitality to the world. The new hotel appears to be on-brand in that respect, combining a range of Thai and Vietnamese design elements to blend comfort and convenience for both business and leisure travellers.

“Dusit’s ability to translate its Thai heritage and industry expertise into impressive localised experiences is fully evident at its international properties,” says Mr Le Minh Thanh, Chairman of the Board of Management, General Technology Joint Stock Company. “We now look forward to working with Dusit to offer a distinctive hotel experience in Hanoi that delights guests and customers, and which delivers long-term, sustainable value for all stakeholders,” he added.

Dusit International’s property portfolio comprises 307 properties operating under six brands across 15 countries. The new hotel in Hanoi will be their second property in Vietnam, joining the Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort, which is located in Phu Quoc.