Bye Bye Beauty: Bangkok to bid Dusit Thani hotel an affectionate farewell

Photo: Dusit Thani Bangkok/ Facebook
Photo: Dusit Thani Bangkok/ Facebook

On April 16, 2018, Bangkok will bid a bittersweet farewell to Dusit Thani, the grand, retro 70s hotel overlooking Lumpini Park.

The hotel, founded by Lady Chanut Piyaoui in 1970, was once Bangkok’s tallest landmark and largest hotel. It will be demolished to make way for Central Group’s “mixed-use” complex, home to a newly built hotel, office and retail space.

The trees surrounding the hotel areas will be kept in memory of the institution.

Dusit Thani, translating directly to “heaven city,” depicts Bangkok as heaven on earth. Its retro Asian glamour and five-star Thai hospitality, has attracted tourists from all over the world.

“The Dusit Thani legend will continue,” said General Manager Sukanya Janchoo. According to The Nation, a “new chapter” for the hotel group is to come.

Bookings can still be made from August 31 until October 31.

File photo of a guestroom at Dusit Thani Bangkok. Photo: Dusit Thani Bangkok/ Facebook
A photo of Silom Road, taken from Dusit Thani Hotel in 1970
A photo of Dusit Thani Hotel, taken in 1971. Photo: Old Bangkok

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