Dusit International signs to manage new luxury wellness-focused resort in Moganshan, China

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Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, represented in China by Dusit Fudu Hotels and Resorts, has signed a management agreement with Zhejiang Xinyishang Tourism Development Company Limited to manage Dusit Thani Resort Moganshan, Zhejiang, a luxury wellness-focused resort in an area of outstanding natural beauty just outside Hangzhou, one of the most prosperous cities in China.

Set to comprise 300 spacious villas and guest rooms overlooking Moganshan’s renowned rolling hills and tea plantations, the property is only 10 minutes by car from the high-speed train station, one hour by car from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, and only 30 minutes by car from Hangzhou city centre. Shanghai can be reached in just under two hours.

Guests wishing to take a break from the urban sprawl will find plenty of options for biking, hiking, and relaxing in lush green landscapes dotted with restored 19th-century mansions. They will also have access to a comprehensive programme of wellness-focused activities and experiences specially crafted to enhance their overall well-being.

The first phase of the project, comprising 100 well-appointed villas and guest rooms, is slated to open later this year. Facilities will include an all-day dining restaurant, wellness centre with an outdoor swimming pool and Dusit’s signature Devarana Spa offering private hot springs pools and a wide range of personalised wellness treatments and therapies.

Phase two of the property, comprising 200 guest rooms and villas, two specialty restaurants, outdoor recreation facilities, a grand ballroom and conference facilities, is set to follow in 2023.

“We are honoured and delighted to have the opportunity to continue our sustainable expansion in China and bring our unique brand of Thai-inspired, gracious hospitality to the beautiful hills of Moganshan for the first time,” said Mr Lim Boon Kwee, Chief Operating Officer, Dusit International. “Serving as a world-class retreat for business and leisure travellers alike, Dusit Thani Resort Moganshan, Zhejiang as all the elements in place to provide highly memorable experiences for our guests, and we look forward to making it a resounding success.”

Mr Liu Yi Qiang, Legal Representative of Zhejiang Xinyishang Tourism Development Company Limited, said, “In line with our vision to develop Moganshan into a world-class destination for domestic and international tourists, we are delighted to partner with Dusit for this special project. By blending local customs and traditions with Dusit’s rich Thai heritage and international experience, Dusit Thani Resort Moganshan, Zhejiang will certainly be unique to the market. We are confident it will raise the profile of the destination and bring value to the wider community.”

Dusit’s portfolio now includes 347 properties operating under six brands across 15 countries. In China, the company currently operates 10 hotels and has more than 20 properties in the pipeline.