Dusit International has expanded its presence in the Philippines with the opening of two properties in Mactan and Davao.
The five-star Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu is located beachside on the scenic Punta EngaÃ±o peninsula of Mactan island, approximately 10km from Cebu City in the Central Visayas region. The resort will feature 272 guestrooms with views of the Magellan Sea, alongside facilities such as a 100m-long infinity pool, spa, fitness centre, and several dining venues.
Event planners may avail the largest ballroom in Mactan, the 1,200m2 Dusit Ballroom, and four meeting rooms, as well as an outdoor Sky Garden for teambuilding activities or cocktail receptions.
Meanwhile, dusitD2 Davao has opened with an initial 60 rooms and suites, with another 60 slated to open later this year. Hotel facilities include a courtyard swimming pool, the Madayaw CafÃ© all-day dining restaurant, Siam Lounge, a fitness centre and the Namm Spa.
Guests can also arrange for day trips to The Beach Club at Lubi Plantation Island, Managed by Dusit, a private island retreat a 30-minute boat ride off the coast of the Davao Gulf.
Besides Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu and dusitD2 Davao, other Dusit-branded hotels set to open this year include Dusit Thani Residence Davao hotel (2Q), which will open adjacent to dusitD2 Davao; and dusitD2 The Fort Manila, which will open as part of the Dusit Hospitality Management College in August.
With two properties currently in operation (namely Dusit Thani Manila and The Beach Club at Lubi Plantation Island, Managed by Dusit), 12 signed and another seven in the pipeline, the Philippines promises to become Dusitâ€™s largest cluster country by 2021. This also puts Dusit on course to become one of the largest international hotel operators in the Philippines.