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Dusit’s global expansion continues with new project in Turkey

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Dusit Thani Residences joins sprawling Maslak 1453 development in Istanbul

Fast-growing global hospitality company Dusit International has signed a management agreement with Abduljawad Holding Co., an investment company headquartered in Saudi Arabia, to operate the Dusit Thani Residences Maslak Istanbul, Turkey, which will open as part of Maslak 1453 – a commercial, business and residential hub set over two million square metres on the European side of the city.

Located just 4km from the Bosphorous, 15km from Taksim Square, and 20km from the city’s Third Airport, which is now under construction, Dusit Thani Residences Maslak Istanbul is Dusit International’s first project in Turkey and is designed to offer a unique hospitality experience in Istanbul.

The property, which is being developed by experienced property developers Agaoglu, will comprise over 300 luxurious apartments inspired by contemporary Southeast Asian design and driven by Dusit International’s signature gracious service. While serviced apartments will make up the majority of the property, there will also be a branded residence with units leased to tenants on a long stay basis. One-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom and four-bedroom apartments will all be available, each one spacious and fully furnished with high quality fixtures and fittings throughout. Rooms on the upper levels of the 41-storey building will provide stunning views of an adjacent forest.

The family-friendly property will feature a swimming pool, meeting rooms, lobby lounge, residence lounge, deli, a large gym outfitted with the latest equipment and a spa. Guests will also have easy access to a wide range of bars, restaurants, shops, theatres and other lifestyle facilities that make up the sprawling Maslak 1453.

With easy access to the TEM highway and Istanbul Metro, a rapid transit railway network that serves the city, guests can explore and experience everything this culturally-rich destination has to offer, including sightseeing cruises on the Bosphorus Strait, an immersive walk around the city’s historic areas to learn about Istanbul’s history as Constantinople, capital of the Roman Empire; tours of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, and much more.

Ms Suphajee Suthumpun, Group Chief Executive Officer of Dusit International, said, “We are delighted to partner with Abduljawad to bring the Dusit brand to Turkey for the first time. This is an important step in our global expansion and puts us in a good position for further development throughout Europe, the Middle East and beyond. We look forward to delivering our unique gracious hospitality to guests when the doors open in 2018.”

The Chief Executive Officer of Abduljawad Holding Co. said: “The Maslak 1453 project is one of the most talked about projects in Istanbul and will be a unique tourist destination in its own right. We are confident that, with Dusit’s experience operating hotels, resorts and serviced residences in key markets around the world, the Dusit Thani Residences Maslak Istanbul will become a beacon of gracious hospitality for visitors from all around the world.”

Dusit International currently operates 29 properties around the world and has 45 confirmed projects in the pipeline across four distinctive brands: Dusit Thani, dusitD2, Dusit Princess and Dusit Devarana. Dusit Thani Residences Maslak Istanbul is scheduled to open in August 2018.

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

The company also operates Dusit Residences and 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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