Dusit’s Retro Restaurant
Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, is keeping its devotees happy with the launch of its first standalone restaurant concept – Baan Dusit Thani. A response to shifting consumer tastes, the restaurant provides customers with a stylish place to eat, meet and hold weddings and social events in the heart of the city’s Central Business District.
Designed to continue the hospitality heritage of Dusit Thani Bangkok hotel, which is currently being redeveloped as part of Dusit Central Park, a US$1.2 billion mixed-use project set to open in 2023, Baan Dusit Thani occupies a beautifully restored stately home with history dating back to before World War II. The property is located in a huge private compound on Sala Daeng Road, only 100 metres from the flagship hotel and just a five minute walk from both the Sala Daeng BTS (Skytrain) and Silom MRT (underground) stations.
Providing a fitting new home for staff from Dusit Thani Bangkok while the new hotel is being built, the carefully curated space features three reimagined signature outlets from Dusit Thani Bangkok, each set within a different heritage building and surrounded by a beautifully maintained and pet-friendly garden.
The elevated concepts include Benjarong Thai Restaurant, Thien Duong Vietnamese Restaurant and Dusit Gourmet & Garden Bar. Unique events spaces are available for small or large social and private events, including Dancing Hall, a semi-outdoor pavilion which can be easily transformed into an enclosed air-conditioned space. The pavilion was historically used as the setting for private parties and discos arranged by the owner of the heritage home.
To cater to long-term fans of Dusit Thani Bangkok, each signature outlet will feature the most popular dishes from its hotel counterpart. To respond to shifting consumer tastes, the venues will also trial new concepts that Dusit will use to enhance the food and beverage offerings at its other hotels and resorts around the world.
“This unique and exciting venue is perfectly positioned to meet the needs of fans of Dusit Thani Bangkok and also expand our market reach to introduce the hotel’s signature venues and Thai-inspired, gracious hospitality and services to consumers who prefer to dine at standalone restaurants,” said Suphajee Suthumpun, Group CEO, Dusit International. “At the same time, by monitoring and responding to shifting consumer tastes, Baan Dusit Thani gives us the perfect opportunity to experiment with new concepts, respond to new trends and then use our findings to enhance the food and beverage operations at Dusit Hotels & Resorts worldwide.
“From promoting healthy living from the use of organic, wholesome ingredients, to offering a large, green space where local residents can relax with their pets, our holistic approach to lifestyle, coupled with our legacy offerings, has broad appeal and will ensure that Dusit Thani Bangkok stays top of mind while our new flagship hotel is being built – all while bringing value to the community via the many experiences that we offer.”
A living museum of sorts, Baan Dusit Thani also features treasured furniture and iconic décor from Dusit Thani Bangkok tastefully transformed into one-of-a-kind statement pieces to imbue each restaurant with its own distinct character and atmosphere.