The Dusit International brand debuted in Singapore on December 4.
Singapore has welcomed a new resort with direct access to two championship golf courses this month, with the opening of Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore.
This is the first time hospitality group Dusit International has opened a property in Singapore and the new resort is located in the grounds of the Laguna International Golf & Country Club.
The resort boasts almost 200 rooms and suites, plus eight pavilions with private pools, and is just ten minutes from Jewel Changi Airport.
The property will be aimed at the domestic staycation market to begin with (Singapore’s borders are currently largely closed to non-residents) and hopes to attract local families and keen golf enthusiasts.
Guests can enjoy access to Laguna National Golf & Country Club’s championship golf course, a Nicklaus Design nine-hole putting green, a driving range and the Devarana Wellness facility offering meditation, yoga, active stretching, breath-work exercises, as well as Thai massage and a beauty therapy menu.
Further facilities include Greenhouse all-day dining, Tee Deck alfresco pool bar and grill, Legend Bar and Dusit Gourmet.
Herbs, veggies and fruit for the restaurants are sourced from the hotel’s onsite garden and a series of ‘wellness menus’ have been crafted to make the most of the produce.
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, this is the fifth Dusit resort to open this year and it follows hot on the heels of dusitD2 Salwa Doha, Dusit Beach Resort Guam, ASAI Bangkok Chinatown and Dusit Thani Wellness Resort Suzhou. The group has also recently signed management contracts for hotels in India and Japan.
A guest room at Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore.
Hotel management will be steering the property towards the staycation market for now and hoping the property takes off as a must-visit destination for Singaporeans.
“Opening the resort while the borders are closed may seem challenging, but demand for staycations among the domestic market is high,” said new general manager Eric Piatti. “Opening now also ensures that everything is in place to help the Lion City roar back to life as soon as international travel resumes.”
Dusit’s chief executive officer Suphajee Suthumpun also admitted it was a challenging time to open a new property. However, she added that pre-pandemic Singapore had enjoyed four consecutive years of tourism growth.
“We remain confident that the market will bounce back strongly,” she said. “Until then, we will do our utmost to aid its recovery by establishing Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore as a must-visit destination that brings enduring value to all stakeholders.”
The property will adhere to the group’s ‘Dusit Care - Stay with Confidence’ health and hygiene programme including contactless check-in, anytime breakfast, digital in-room menus and mobile payment methods.