Dusit Thani Bangkok is a name synonymous with luxury in the Thai capital. When plans were initially announced for the hotel’s redevelopment, the news was met with both excitement and sadness. It is a property many people have an emotional attachment to. The hotel hosted numerous weddings and events while also welcoming countless guests from around the world.
That being said, a lot has changed since the property opened in 1970. Redevelopment of the site was seen as the best way to ensure it could be enjoyed by those who have fond memories of Dusit Thani Bangkok and become a destination for future generations.
Understanding Dusit Thani Bangkok’s place within the history of the city and the reverence it has among the public, developer Vimarn Suriya, a joint venture partnership between Dusit Thani and Central Pattana, carried out a significant amount of research covering how it could keep what people loved about the original hotel while writing the next chapter of luxury in Bangkok.
Dusit Central Park was the result. The majestic mixed-use development features hotel, office and residential towers as well as retail space and expansive green areas that will serve as a connection to Lumpini Park. Most importantly, no expense has been spared to protect the site’s legacy.
“The Dusit Thani legacy has two different components. First there is the hardware which covers things like the design of the buildings and the architecture. It was important for us to retain elements of the original Dusit Thani Bangkok design. Not just the exterior, but the interiors as well,” Khun La-ead Kovanvisaruch, Chief Executive Officer at Vimarn Suriya, told Dot Property Group in a recent interview. “Legacy is very important. We partnered with Silpakorn University to help us understand what should remain and how it could be utilized to maintain the site’s physical legacy, both inside and out.”
Dusit Residences bring together the past, present and future
Dusit Residences, the residential element of Dusit Central Park, is a bridge that brings together the location’s past, present and future into a living experience unrivaled in Bangkok. That experience starts with service. The ultra-luxury condominium will go above and beyond for residents as if they were guests at the hotel. For example, regular housekeeping comes standard as opposed to being offered at an additional expense.
“Dusit has built a name when it comes to Thai hospitality. People know we offer service that is second to none,” Khun La-ead stated. “The Dusit branding ensures people who live here know they will enjoy the 5-star level of service they have come to expect from us. No other branded residences in Bangkok can replicate that.”
The reason why it can’t be replicated goes back to the Dusit Thani legacy. While the first component of design and architecture is evident throughout, what makes the Dusit Thani experience iconic is something that cannot be seen.
“The second aspect of the Dusit Thani Bangkok’s legacy is mind and soul. It is the people and service. That is why we retained the staff through the construction process. People are the soul of Dusit Thani. It was important they were part of the future since they played such an important role in our past. Our mind and soul won’t be lost,” Khun La-ead explains.
A lot has changed since Dusit Thani Bangkok first welcomed guests all those years ago. Residents today place significant value on health and wellbeing; sustainability; space and comfort. Those were all factored into the exquisite design of Dusit Residences.
“A lot of thought went into the design of Dusit Residences. An emphasis was placed on natural light and fresh, clean air. Another example is how space is used. We wanted to maximize every square meter. People don’t want to buy a condo; they want to buy a home,” Khun La-ead notes. “Our goal here was to make sure every residence felt like a home.”
Within the elegant tower are two distinct living concepts. Dusit Residences are multi-bedroom condominiums offering generous spaces, luxurious finishes and the utmost privacy. Meanwhile, Dusit Parkside contains condominiums tailored to those who want to enjoy the cosmopolitan lifestyle of Bangkok. What’s more, each concept has its own amenities in addition to a shared level of facilities on the eighth floor focused on wellness and access to the Roof Park.
The end result is a home woven into the city’s fabric. An heirloom to be cherished and passed down from one generation to the next. Not only is Dusit Residences writing the next chapter of luxury in Bangkok, but you have a rare opportunity to be part of this story.
Dusit Residences was named Best Ultra Luxury Residences Bangkok at the Dot Property Thailand Awards 2022. Read more about the winners here.