Dusit International has announced it will open a new property in Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market – the first hotel to be located within the popular market area, known locally as Jatujak or JJ, in the north of the Thai capital.
The new property will form part of the new Mixt Chatuchak multi-purpose development about 30 minutes from Don Mueang International Airport – the smaller of the city’s two international airports – and will offer about 250 rooms.
Nontaya Apitanotai, authorised director of Dhanasansombut Development Co Ltd, which operates the development, said, “Mixt Chatuchak is the only building located directly within JJ Market, making the mixed-use project and Dusit’s new hotel a unique proposition for guests who will benefit from the large array of shops and services within our building as well as on their doorstep.”
Chatuchak Market consists of more than 8,000 stalls selling clothes and furniture, artworks, souvenirs, food and drink, and even plants and pets. Considered one of Bangkok’s top destinations, the market attracts approximately 400,000 visitors every weekend.
“JJ Market is a true Bangkok icon and we are delighted to have this opportunity to become part of its vibrant fabric,” said Suphajee Suthumpun, Dusit International’s group chief executive officer. “With several exciting developments set to open near the market within the next few years, the area will only become even more appealing, and our new hotel will be perfectly positioned to meet the needs of the young, sophisticated travellers who visit the area seeking a distinctive localised experience.”
Specific details of the property have yet to be unveiled by Dusit, including opening date and under which of its brands the new property will operate.
Dusit International currently has 29 properties across four brands located in eight countries, but has expressed its intention to more than double its footprint within the next three to four years.