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Exec: Dusit Thani in Davao City done by 2018

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Exec: Dusit Thani in Davao City done by 2018

Thursday, November 09, 2017

DAVAO. (From left) Rchitects Inc.’s Principal Architect Bong Recio; TLDC Chief Operating Officer Lalaine Regino; Dusit International Group Corporate Director of Technical Services Detlef Skrobanek; TLDC President and CEO Tomas Lorenzo; Davao City Councilor Avegayle Dalodo-Ortiz; Vice Chair and President of the Philippine Hoteliers Incorporated Evelyn Singson; and TLDC Chief Financial Officer Noel Rapadas. RJ LUMAWAG

THE construction of the Dusit Thani residence and hotel complex in Davao City is slated to be completed by the end of 2018, an executive of the Torre Lorenzo Development Corporation (TLDC) said.

The mixed-used development will house the Dusit Thani Residence Davao and dusitD2 Hotel, both of which are set to open their doors by 2019 after the completion in 2018.

"This is Davao's first luxury five-star development that rivals international projects and those at the Bonifacio Global City, Makati City, or Pasig City," said Tomas Lorenzo, TLDC CEO, during the topping off ceremony at the project site yesterday, November 9, 2017.

He added that the development will bring up the standards of living in Davao City to make it truly an international city.

"DusitD2 Hotel is a very trendy lifestyle hotel for the young and young at hearts and for those looking for the ultra-luxury, we have the Residences," Lorenzo said.

The Dusit Thani Residence Davao and dusitD2 Hotel will offer a view of the Davao Gulf as well as a sprawling, 360-degree view of the entire community and skyline of the city.

The complex offers 174 spacious full-service residence units and 120 hotel rooms that reflect the elegance, simplicity, and comfort that define the Dusit signature style.

The development will also feature a 1,000-capacity ballroom and function rooms.

Meanwhile, the residents will have housekeeping, laundry and personal concierge services at their disposal, as well as access to hotel-like amenities such as a Dusit spa, exclusive pools, specialty dining outlets, a business center and fitness area.

“It is a place that will blend work and leisure seamlessly with the combination of the finest amenities and world-renowned exceptional service that is distinctly Dusit. We will have a first-class destination that Davao can proudly call its own,” Lorenzo said.

Lorenzo also said they sourced many of their materials from local suppliers like for their doors.

"There are suppliers from Davao City that we are sourcing from. We go for the local suppliers that have international standards," he said.

For her part, Evelyn Singson, Vice Chair and President of the Philippine Hoteliers Incorporated, which owns and operates the Dusit Thani franchise in the Philippines, said the presence of Dusit Thani Residence Davao and dusitD2 Hotel will raise the bar for the hotel industry in Davao City.

"It will upgrade the accommodation industry here. All the hotels that are operating here for sure will have to upgrade and renovate if they will want to remain competitive and all new hotels that will come in will have to match the quality and standards Dusit is setting," she said.

Singson added that the Dusit brand here will allow Davao City to cater to all kinds of markets, especially the luxury market.

She said Dusit Thani Residence Davao and dusitD2 Hotel will offer the best of both worlds of Thai and Filipino service.

"The Thai tradition, known for its gentleness, grace, and kindness, will be combined with what is knowingly ours – our vibrancy, our gaiety, and our warm-heartedness. Leveraging on a seamless combination of traditional Thai and Filipino hospitality for this first-class development means that we will be bringing something more than what can already be found in the city," Singson said in a statement.

Published in the SunStar Davao newspaper on November 10, 2017.

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