Dusit International is to open its first property in North America, with the 136-room DusitD2 Pasadena due to open in California next year.

The hotel will be located within a listed building, with the renovation project including offices, retail space and restaurants as well as the hotel. It is expected to open in the third quarter of2012.

The hotel group describes the DusitD2 brand as “the new generation of Dusit hospitality offering contemporary Thai interiors with distinctive services, and wonderful service surprises that create a sense of delight”. The brand is aimed at “business and leisure travellers who are young-at-heart, successful, and confident, and seek an experience that is fresh, international, and connected”.

There are currently two hotels operating under the DusitD2 brand in the Thai cities of Chiang Mai and Pattaya, and a further property is set to open in Delhi in 2012.

Dusit International currently operates properties across Thailand, The Philippines, the UAE and Egypt, under brands including Dusit Thani and Dusit Princess.

For more information visit dusit.com.