Dusit International to manage RLC’s new five-star resort in Mactan

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Frederick D. Go, RLC President, and Khun Shupajee Suthumpun, CEO, Dusit International Group view the scale model of their latest joint venture, Dusit Thani Resort Mactan Cebu Resort, a five-star resort situated on the northern peninsula of Mactan Island. PHOTO BY BERNARD TESTA, INTERAKSYON

MANILA – Thailand-based, global hospitality company Dusit International through its local affiliate, has signed a hotel management agreement with leading real estate company Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) to operate the Dusit Thani Resort Mactan Cebu Resort, a five-star resort on Mactan Island. The agreement was signed Friday (June 23) between RLC and Dusit International top executives at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City.

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, according to a statement issued by RLC.

Located a few kilometers from Cebu and known for its luxury tourism industry, Mactan Island is surrounded by coral, 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 P17.5 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.

RLC President Frederick D. Go (2nd L) and Dusit International Group CEO Khun Shupajee Suthumpun lead the signing ceremony between RLC and Philippine Hoteliers, Incorporated, the affiliate of Dusit International at the Dusit Thani hotel in Makati city. Also in photo are L-R, Elizabeth Gregorio, General Manager of Robinsons Hotel and Resorts Business Unit; and Evelyn Singson, President, Philippine Hoteliers Incorporated. PHOTO BY BERNARD TESTA, INTERAKSYON

30 minutes from airport

Dusit Thani Resort Mactan Cebu Resort is located approximately 30 minutes by car from the airport, via the Punta Engano Road.

It 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.”

RLC President Frederick D. Go, for his part, 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.