Tianmu Mountain, Hangzhou, China, January 2, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, represented in China by Dusit Fudu Hotels and Resorts, has signed a hotel management agreement with Zhejiang Dahua Group to operate Dusit Thani Tianmu Mountain, Hangzhou, a luxury resort in an area of outstanding natural beauty in Lin’an County within Hangzhou, one of the most prosperous cities in China.
Offering a welcome escape from city life for business and leisure travellers alike, the resort will comprise 160 spacious villas and guest rooms on the outskirts of the Tianmu Mountain National Nature Reserve – a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve renowned for its ancient towering trees, verdant valleys and mountain peaks, pleasant weather year-round, and the chance to spot rare and protected species such as clouded leopards and black muntjac.
Easy to reach by car, the stunning location is only an hour’s drive from Hangzhou city centre. Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport can be reached in 90 minutes, and the new high-speed rail station, which links with Shanghai, is just a 20-minute drive from the property.
Alongside Dusit International’s unique brand of Thai-inspired gracious hospitality, the resort promises to deliver personalised stay experience by integrating with the best of the destination.
Resort facilities will include an all-day dining restaurant, a Chinese restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, hot mineral pools, a gymnasium, the deluxe Namm Spa, and two ballrooms with ad-joining function rooms.
Besides immersing themselves in nature with guided hikes of Tianmu Mountain and other memorable outdoor activities, guests will have a unique opportunity to learn about local culture and environmental sustainability by joining exclusive arts and crafts workshops at the Tianmu Mountain Nature Centre. Tianmu Mountain’s rich history as the source of the finest ceramic glazed teacups, which dates back to the Tang Dynasty, will also be celebrated at the resort with a showcase of handcrafted pottery from local kilns, which guests can also visit.
“We are honoured and delighted to continue our sustainable expansion in China by bringing our unique brand of Thai-inspired, gracious hospitality to the beautiful hills of Tianmu Mountain,” said Ms Suphajee Suthumpun, Group CEO, Dusit International. “Serving as a world-class retreat for business and leisure travellers alike, Dusit Thani Tianmu Mountain, Hangzhou has all the elements in place to deliver the memorable experiences our guests and customers deserve while uniquely linking them with nature. We look forward to shaping the resort into a must-visit destination that offers a luxurious gateway to this magnificent area while bringing enduring value to all stakeholders.”
Mr Chen Yu Hai, President of Zhejiang Dahua Group, said, “Dusit International’s commitment to sustainable operations, genuine care for its communities, and exceptional customer experience matches perfectly with our vision for this very special project. Under Dusit’s management, we are confident Dusit Thani Tianmu Mountain, Hangzhou will be a resounding success, and we look forward to a long and prosperous relationship together.”
Dusit International’s portfolio now includes more than 300 properties operating under six brands across 16 countries. In China, the company currently operates 10 hotels and has more than 20 properties in the pipeline.
About Dusit International
Established in 1948, Dusit International or Dusit Thani Public Company Limited (DUSIT) is a leading hospitality group listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand. Its operations comprise five distinct yet complementary business units: hotels and resorts, hospitality education, food, property development, and hospitality-related services.
The group’s portfolio of hotels, resorts and luxury villas includes more than 300 properties operating under a total of six brands (Dusit Thani, Dusit Devarana, dusitD2, Dusit Princess, ASAI Hotels, and Elite Havens) across 16 countries worldwide. The group also operates culinary schools and hospitality colleges in Thailand, plus catering companies for the education sector in Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
Dusit International’s diversified investments in real estate development, hospitality-related services, and the food sector are part of its long-term strategy for sustainable growth, which focuses on three key areas: balance, expansion and diversification.
About Zhejiang Dahua Group
Zhejiang Dahua Group is a group enterprise comprising real estate development, construction, energy investment, education, tourism development, decoration, and building materials. Through its subsidiary Zhejiang Tianmu Mountain Tourism Construction Development Co., Ltd., the group is committed to re-source protection, tourism development, and management of the Tianmu Mountain Scenic Area. Since it was established, the subsidiary has completed several major projects in the area, including expanding Chanyuan Temple, building the Zhiliao Hotel and Ceramic Museum, and improving local infrastructure by constructing new mountain roads. It has also founded the Dadizhiye Nature School to raise awareness about the environment and arrange various green activities. Through its innovative and pioneering projects, Zhejiang Dahua Group hopes to set an inspiring new standard for what private enterprises can achieve in the Tianmu Mountain Scenic Area, bringing enduring value to all stakeholders while contributing to the destination’s sustainable development.