Dusit to open first African hotel
Bangkok, November 19, 2008
Dusit International, a key player in the hotel and hospitality sectior, said it will open its first property on the African continent, “Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo” on January 1.
Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo is strategically located in the New Cairo district known as the “Land of Gold” and a step closer to the European region, said a company official.
"Following our worldwide expansion, the opening of Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo marks a significant milestone for Dusit International, not only is it our first step into Africa, but also a closer step to establishing a key presence in European key gateway cities such as Paris, Munich, and Frankfurt, which are part of our expansion plans," said Octavio Gamarra, senior vice president, Dusit International.
"The area is resplendent with waterfalls, brand tree-lined streets and sparkling lakes and stream. A mere 20 minutes from Cairo International Airport it is linked by bridge to Giza and the Pyramids."
"This is an exciting time for all of us to bring a distinctive Thai hospitality to the global arena. Fortunately, our competitive differentiation in the Egypt market is our Thai heritage and service excellence."
"We have an experienced and dynamic team in Cairo working closely with us to ensure that Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo delivers not only a renowned Thai hospitality strictly coached by our training specialist team from Thailand, but also exceptional service levels to create a unique experience for all guests," he explained.
The hotel offers 203 luxury rooms and suites, Dusit Club Lounge, Dusit Gourmet Lounge and Bar, Thai and Mediterranean culinary experiences.
The Grand Ballroom is a magnificent 1,536 sq m fully-equipped setting for up to 1,000 guests. The 10 meeting rooms are supported by a common business centre and pre-function terrace.
The hotel’s banqueting delivers an unmatched catering service par excellence. Impeccable facilities include a large swimming pool, 15 cabanas for day use, fitness centre, 6 tennis and 2 squash courts, kid’s club plus spa and wellness centre as well as a unique multi unit shopping Bazaar, retail shops and bank.
Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo will deliver to both leisure and business guests the wondrous Thai service of Dusit within one of the most desirable destinations in the North Africa and the Middle East, Gamarra added.-TradeArabia News Service