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Dusit International continues Middle East expansion with first hotel in Bahrain dusitD2 hotel in Seef, Manama, slated to open in 2018

posted Jul 13, 2017, 11:52 AM by siam coverage
Bangkok, 12 July 2017 – Thailand-based, global hospitality company Dusit International has signed a hotel management agreement with Al Manzil Hospitality Group to operate the dusitD2 Seef Bahrain, a contemporary leisure and business hotel, scheduled to open in Manama, the country’s modern capital, next year.

In line with Dusit International’s strategy for sustainable and profitable growth, which includes balancing its portfolio to include half of its operations outside of Thailand by 2022, the new hotel will be the company’s first hotel in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The opening will help to position Dusit for further expansion within the GCC region, where it already operates five hotels, with another five confirmed in the pipeline.

The dusitD2 Seef Bahrain is conveniently located near Bahrain International Airport and other major flagship developments concentrated along the King Faisal and Sheikh bin Salman Highways, which connect the Saudi Causeway with Central Manama.

Predominantly appealing to Saudi travellers, which constitute approximately 60% of inbound visitors to Bahrain, the contemporary upscale hotel will comprise 195 spacious units with sea views. Amenities will include meeting facilities, a kids’ club, an expansive health and fitness centre with spa and rooftop pool, and a multitude of restaurants.

Despite being a small country, Bahrain is renowned for its rich cultural and historical legacy, making it an excellent destination for adventurous travellers keen to explore its ancient burial mounds and other significant archeological sites, such as the well-preserved ruins of residential houses, temples and cemeteries which date back to the Third millennium BC.

In addition, Bahrain also boasts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Qal’at al-Bahrain, also known as the Fort of Bahrain; and the Suq al Qaisariya, a collection of old shops selling traditional products such as pears, spices, and teas.

“We are delighted to add Bahrain to our list of international destinations, further strengthening Dusit’s presence within the GCC region,” said Ms Suphajee Suthumpun, Group Chief Executive Officer, Dusit International. “By combining Dusit’s signature gracious hospitality with local hospitality customs and excellent entertainment facilities, dusitD2 Seef Bahrain will provide a truly distinctive experience for our guests. Working with Al Manzil Hospitality Group, we are confident the hotel will be a great success, and a new landmark in the region.”

Managing Director of Al Manzil Hospitality Group, Ms Shaikha Al Fadhel, said, “We are extremely happy to join hands with Dusit International. The Kingdom of Bahrain will soon experience the unmatched hospitality and service that are signatures of the Dusit Group. We intend to take this strategic relationship forward, creating more unique projects that add value to the growing Bahraini tourism sector.”

Dusit International currently operates 29 properties in key destinations around the globe with another 51 projects in the pipeline. Alongside dusitD2, other brands in the company’s international portfolio include Dusit Thani, Dusit Devarana, and DusitPrincess.

Photo Caption - Room at dusitD2 Seef Bahrain

About Dusit International

Dusit International was founded in 1948 by Honorary Chairperson Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui, whose first hotel was the Princess on Bangkok's New Road. Today the company is a leader in hotel management, franchising 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 currently operates 29 properties worldwide and has 51 confirmed projects in the pipeline in key destinations such as Australia, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Kenya, Myanmar, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, and Vietnam.

Dusit International also operates 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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About Al Manzil Hospitality Group

A proud member of Al Fadhel Business Group (AFBG), Al Manzil Hospitality Group (AMHG) was formed in 2009 and currently owns and manages three hotels, three restaurant chains and a food truck concept in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Hospitality Business has consistently ranked Al Manzil Hospitality Group and its affiliates among the Top Hospitality Management Companies in the Kingdom.

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Dusit Thani Hotels & Resorts:

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Dusit Thani Bangkok, Thailand

Dusit Thani Dongtai, Jiangsu, China

Dusit Thani Dubai, U.A.E.

Dusit Thani Fudu Qingfeng, Changzhou, China

Dusit Thani Guam, U.S.A.

Dusit Thani Hua Hin, Thailand

Dusit Thani Krabi, Thailand

Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, Thailand

Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo, Egypt

Dusit Thani Maldives

Dusit Thani Manila, Philippines

Dusit Thani Pattaya, Thailand

Dusit Thani Residence Dubai Marina, U.A.E.

Dusit Devarana Hotels & Resorts:

Dusit Devarana Conghua, Guangzhou, China


dusitD2 Hotels & Resorts:

dusitD2 Chiang Mai, Thailand

dusitD2 Constance Pasadena, U.S.A.

dusitD2 Fudu Binhu, Changzhou, China

dusitD2 Kenz Dubai, U.A.E.

dusitD2 Khao Yai, Thailand

dusitD2 Nairobi, Kenya

DusitPrincess Hotels & Resorts:

DusitPrincess Chiang Mai, Thailand

DusitPrincess Korat, Thailand

DusitPrincess Panzhihua, Sichuan, China

DusitPrincess Srinakarin, Bangkok, Thailand



Dusit Island Chiang Rai, Thailand

Pathumwan Princess, MBK Centre, Bangkok. Thailand

Pearl Coast, Dubai, U.A.E.

Royal Princess Larn Luang, Bangkok, Thailand


Dusit Thani Hotels & Resorts:

Dusit Thani Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Dusit Thani Balapitiya, Sri Lanka

Dusit Thani Brookwater, Australia

Dusit Thani Cam Ranh, Vietnam

Dusit Thani Fushun, Liaoning, China

Dusit Thani Fuzhou, Fujian, China

Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort & Spa, Nepal

Dusit Thani Huizhou, Guangdong, China

Dusit Thani Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Dusit Thani Laguna, Singapore

Dusit Thani Lubi Island, Philippines

Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu, Philippines

Dusit Thani Nairobi, Kenya

Dusit Thani Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Dusit Thani Panzhihua, Sichuan, China

Dusit Thani Qingyuan, Guangdong, China

Dusit Thani Residence Davao, Philippines

Dusit Thani Residence Istanbul, Turkey

Dusit Thani Samara Sousse, Tunisia

Dusit Thani Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China

Dusit Thani Suining, Sichuan, China

Dusit Thani Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

Dusit Thani Yangon, Myanmar

Dusit Thani Zaozhuang, Shandong, China

Dusit Thani Zhabei, Shanghai, China

Dusit Devarana Hotels & Resorts:

Dusit Devarana Haikou, Hainan, China

Dusit Devarana Maldives

Dusit Devarana Zhuzhou, Hunan, China

Dusit Hotel & Suites Doha, Qatar

dusitD2 Hotels & Resorts:

dusitD2 Chaengwattana, Bangkok, Thailand

dusitD2 Darbieshan, Anhui, China

dusitD2 Davao, Philippines

dusitD2 Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia

dusitD2 Palm Mall, Muscat, Oman

dusitD2 Phuket Aria, Thailand

dusitD2 Punakha, Bhutan

dusitD2 Residence Al Manzel Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

dusitD2 Residence Cebu City, Philippines

dusitD2 Residence Yangon, Myanmar

dusitD2 Salwa Doha, Qatar

dusitD2 Society Hill, Tianjin, China

dusitD2 Suining, Sichuan, China

dusitD2 Sunset Road, Bali, Indonesia

dusitD2 Thimphu, Bhutan

dusitD2 The Fort, Manila, Philippines

dusitD2 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

dusitD2 Waves San Juan, Philippines

DusitPrincess Hotels & Resorts:

DusitPrincess Aces Dubai, U.A.E.

DusitPrincess Cebu City, Philippines

DusitPrincess Dhaka, Bangladesh

DusitPrincess Jiangyin, Jiangsu, China

DusitPrincess NAIA Gardens Manila, Philippines

DusitPrincess Phu Quoc, Vietnam

DusitPrincess Residence Xuhui, Shanghai, China