WANDERLUST| Dusit Thani Davao holds topping off ceremony

THE CONSTRUCTION of the first Dusit Residence and Hotel complex in Southeast Asia is finally nearing completion as the upscale 174 unit Dusit Thani Residences and the 5-star, 120-room dusitD2 Hotel held its topping ceremony last November 9, Thursday, in its site in Lanang, Davao City.

TORRE Lorenzo marketing officer Chai Abaya with members of the local media

TORRE Lorenzo marketing officer Chai Abaya with members of the local media

“This is Davao’s first real luxury 5-star development, and we mean luxury of global standards. We considered all the luxurious amenities in this project as we want to bring up the standards of Davao’s accommodation industry and make Davao truly an international city,” said Torre Lorenzo Development Corporation CEO Tomas Lorenzo during the brief program prior to the ceremony.

EVELYN Singson, Dusit Thani vice chair and president of Philippine Hoteliers, Inc.

EVELYN Singson, Dusit Thani vice chair and president of Philippine Hoteliers, Inc.

Real estate developer TLDC, which partnered with Philippine Hoteliers, Incorporated, the owning company of Dusit Thani Manila, for this project, chose to bring the luxurious Dusit Thani to Davao as way of thanking the city for their company’s success.

CITY Councilor Avygale Dalodo-Ortiz Omalza, who represented Mayor Sara Duterte

CITY Councilor Avygale Dalodo-Ortiz Omalza, who represented Mayor Sara Duterte

TLDC, a subsidiary of Lapanday Properties Inc., is an affiliate of Lapanday Foods Corporation, a homegrown company with investments in the production and export of agricultural produce from Davao and other parts of Mindanao to international markets for several decades now. Today, TLDC has several property development projects all across the country.

“With Dusit Thani, we are taking tourism development to a whole new level by raising the bar of quality accommodations here in Davao City. We want our guests to have a feel of what it’s like to be staying in a hotel in New York, Paris or London by bringing in a global brand,” Lorenzo said.

TLDC President and CEO Tomas Lorenzo

TLDC President and CEO Tomas Lorenzo

According to Lorenzo, they are also rapidly developing another project, the much anticipated Lubi Plantation in Kopiat Island, Mabini, Compostela Valley.

“We will also have a Dusit Thani Resort inside Lubi Plantation with 54 exclusive villas and108 well-appointed rooms,” he added.

Also present during the ceremony was Evelyn Singson, Dusit Thani vice chair and president of Philippine Hoteliers, Inc.

“We hired the best architects to build this soon-to-be iconic building. It will be something that Dabawenyos will be proud of as a part of their landscape,” she said.

ARCHITECTS Inc.’s Principal Architect Bong Recio, TLDC Chief Operating Officer Lalaine Regino, Dusit International Group Corporate Director of Technical Services Detlef Skrobanek, TLDC President and CEO Tomas Lorenzo, Davao City Councilor Avegayle Dalodo-Ortiz, Vice Chair and President of the Philippine Hoteliers Incorporated Evelyn Singson, and TLDC Chief Financial Officer Noel Rapadas

ARCHITECTS Inc.’s Principal Architect Bong Recio, TLDC Chief Operating Officer Lalaine Regino, Dusit International Group Corporate Director of Technical Services Detlef Skrobanek, TLDC President and CEO Tomas Lorenzo, Davao City Councilor Avegayle Dalodo-Ortiz, Vice Chair and President of the Philippine Hoteliers Incorporated Evelyn Singson, and TLDC Chief Financial Officer Noel Rapadas

Singson also acknowledged Lorenzo as a “visionary” who saw an opportunity in the market vacuum for luxury brands.

“We will soon provide this market with our brand. I believe, we will do a great service to Davao. Our entry will surely encourage the hotel industry to do an upgrade, and the other incoming players to keep up with the quality and standards set by Dusit Thani,” shared Singson.

The brand maybe luxurious and relatively expensive but they guarantee that their clients and investors will be rewarded with tantamount value in return.

“In terms of service, Dusit Thani will have a distinctly Asian flavor with international standards. The combination of Thai service with the Filipino heart will give the best kind of service in the world,” added Singson.

Dusit Thani currently operates 30 luxurious hotels around the world, aiming to open 10 more properties within the next 2 years. Other Dusit Thani Residences are located in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

The entire multi billion Dusit Thani development in Davao Region is projected to reach completion in 2018.

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