Thai hospitality group Dusit International is set to manage a new hotel in China’s Jiangsu province starting late 2017 following the signing of a management agreement announced yesterday. The Dusit Thani Wetland Park Resort Nanjing, Jiangsu will be a 110-villa and room property in the Nanjing Shangqinhuai Eco Wetland Park, located approximately 30 minutes from the city centre and 20 minutes from Nanjing International Airport.

The new Dusit Thani will feature a meeting room measuring 300 sqm, an all-day restaurant, a speciality Chinese restaurant and a rooftop garden restaurant. Leisure facilities, meanwhile, will include a Thai-inspired spa, gym, swimming pool and kids’ club.

The new Nanjing property is part of a large-scale expansion plan currently being carried out by the hotel group, which included the opening of the Dusit Princess Resort Panzhihua, Sichuan late last year.

“Dusit Thani Wetland Park Resort Nanjing, Jiangsu signifies an important milestone in Dusit’s long-term expansion plans, positioning us perfectly for further expansion within China and the region,” said Dusit International COO, Lim Boon Kwee.

Dusit has a further 18 China-based properties in the pipeline across its Dusit Thani, Dusit Devarana, Dusit D2 and Dusit Princess brands, and a total of 48 new properties currently planned worldwide. The group’s global portfolio currently numbers 25 properties with four affiliate properties.

Nanjing is the capital city of Jiangsu province and one of China’s Four Great Ancient Capitals. The city is located approximately one hour from Shanghai by high-speed train.