Resort In The City

Resort In The City

Dusit Hotels and Resorts, the hotel arm of Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has continued its domestic expansion with the soft opening of Dusit Princess Phatthalung, its resort in the city, the 15th Dusit-branded property in the kingdom and its first in the far south of the country.

 

Comprising 132 spacious and elegantly furnished guest rooms and suites spanning up to 79-sqm, the four-star hotel aims to raise the bar for leisure and business stays in Phatthalung, an up-and-coming southern destination known for its rich cultural heritage and natural wonders, just a one-hour drive from Trang Airport and a one-hour and forty-minute drive from Hat Yai International Airport.

 

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The bright and breezy lobby at Dusit Princess Phatthalung.

 

Thoughtfully designed to reflect its stunning natural surroundings and the intricate woven cattail handicrafts – known locally as Krajood – for which the area is famed, Dusit Princess Phatthalung offers a serene inner-city oasis and features a wide range of family-friendly facilities. Among them: a large, sculptured swimming pool with adjoining children’s pool, and open spaces for Yoga and Muay Thai classes, nature-inspired activities, and regular events showcasing the handiwork of local artisans. A state-of-the-art ballroom accommodating up to 300 guests ensures the resort can cater to small and large-scale gatherings.

 

Paying homage to the region’s distinctive cuisine, the resort also features a specialty restaurant, Chi Chiao, which celebrates local culinary traditions with refined interpretations of Thai-Chinese street food classics. Pan-fried rice noodles with crispy sea bass in gravy, Classic honey marinade char siu pork, Hainanese chicken rice, and Clay pot pork ribs bak kut teh are just some of the delicious options on offer.

 

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The Superior Guest Room has direct pool access.

 

Dusit’s signature Dusit Gourmet, meanwhile, serves premium teas and coffee, invigorating juices and smoothies, fresh-baked treats, and an array of international favourites in a cosy setting overlooking the resort’s pond. Both dining venues spotlight the finest locally sourced ingredients, including organic sangyod brown rice from nearby farms.

 

Rich with culture, Phatthalung is regarded as the birthplace of Nang Talung shadow-puppet plays and Nora, a lively and acrobatic form of dance theatre. The tranquil city is also home to numerous ancient monuments and temples and a unique natural landmark – Khao Ok Talu – a distinctive limestone rock formation whose summit offers breathtaking panoramic views.

 

Among the local gems is the renowned Tai Nod Green Market, a weekend retreat adorned with charming bamboo stalls presenting a diverse array of local delights, from savoury curries and soups to fresh fruits and time-honoured desserts steeped in tradition. The daily Train Station Night Market, with over 200 stalls offering clothing, traditional crafts, and regional delicacies, adds to the city’s vibrancy. Chalerm Phra Kiat Bridge, Thailand’s longest bridge spanning the Wang Tanot River, stands as another notable attraction, providing stunning wetland vistas.

 

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For exceptional fare head to Chi Chiao restaurant.

 

Guests of Dusit Princess Phatthalung also have convenient access to natural wonders such as the expansive Thale Noi Bird Sanctuary, the largest of its kind in Thailand, and Khao Pu-Khao Ya National Park, both just a 40-minute drive away.

 

“Southern Thailand’s expanding infrastructure, coupled with the emergence of new tourist attractions and business hubs, presents a timely opportunity for Dusit to expand its footprint in the region and introduce our guests to the natural, culinary and cultural wonders of Phatthalung,” said Gilles Cretallaz, Chief Operating Officer, Dusit International.

 

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Feeling peckish? Drop by Dusit Gourmet.

 

“Alongside welcoming guests with our signature brand of gracious hospitality and wide range of premium facilities, we look forward to positioning the resort as the top choice for unique corporate gatherings and memorable family getaways, and actively engaging with the local community to support Phatthalung’s growth and contribute to the overall development of this beautiful destination in the exciting months and years ahead,” he added.

 

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The ballroom at Dusit Princess Phatthalung is ideal for corporate events.

 

Dusit’s property portfolio spans 19 countries and comprises 56 hotels operating under Dusit Hotels and Resorts and approximately 240 luxury villas under Elite Havens. More than 60 Dusit Hotels and Resorts are in the pipeline worldwide.

 

For more information and reservations, call +66 (0) 7488 – 0777 or email: dppt@dusit.com.

 

 

Source: Dusit International.

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