24 May 2017
BANGKOK Thailand-based Dusit International has entered a partnership with China’s Dossen International Group to operate and develop DusitPrincess resorts and residences in China.
In line with Dusit’s expansion plans for China, Dossen aims to sign at least 40 DusitPrincess properties in major leisure destinations within the next five years. Twenty-seven of these properties are expected to open before 2022, with the rest to follow in subsequent years. To date, Dossen operates more than 1,200 hotels under eight brands in over 200 cities worldwide.
China’s tourism industry has seen unprecedented development in recent years with UNWTO predicting it will become the largest travel destination by 2020, with an estimated 137.10 million international arrivals, equating to 8.6% of the global share.
Dusit believes its new partnership with Dossen Hotel Group will facilitate the rapid expansion of the DusitPrincess brand within China, allowing Dusit to focus on scaling its luxury and upscale brands as well as city hotels, while Dossen explores development options for DusitPrincess branded resorts and resort residences.