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Dusit International announces the opening of Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Fri, 11/27/2020 - 08:18
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Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore is the first resort in Singapore with direct access to two championship golf courses.

SINGAPORE – Thailand-based, global hospitality company, Dusit International, is delighted to announce the opening of Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore in December 2020, a wellness-focused urban resort, adding another distinctive property to its growing portfolio. Nestled within the grounds of the acclaimed Laguna National Golf & Resort Club, the five-star luxury urban resort will be the first in Singapore with direct access to two championship golf courses. 

Situated on the greener side of the city, the property is a mere 10 minutes by car from Changi International Airport and 15 minutes from downtown. Its proximity to iconic landmarks like Jewel Changi Airport as well as a slew of heritage and dining gems in Katong, Joo Chiat and East Coast neighbourhoods makes the luxury resort a great starting point to explore a charming and laidback side of Singapore. Coupled with a comprehensive suite of technological, wellness, entertainment and dining facilities and amenities to enhance the entire guest experience, Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore is poised to be a highly sought-after destination for leisure and business travellers.

The resort, when viewed from above, is a sight to behold. Housed in a low-rise building with a curvilinear roof, the stunning architecture brings to mind the mounds and dunes of the two championship golf courses, blending seamlessly and ingeniously into the green landscape. Inside, the beautifully designed resort offers 198 tastefully-decorated rooms and suites that exudecontemporary Asian chic. As Dusit International’s first property in Singapore, guests will be privy to an uplifting and warmhospitality experience that is rooted in Thai culture and tradition.

“We are thrilled to expand our footprint in a developed destination like Singapore with the opening of Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore. Its status as a modern metropolis and gateway to Asia markets will propel Dusit’s growth momentum as we seek to deliver our unique brand of Thai hospitality in other countries,” said Khun Suphajee Suthumpun, Group Chief Executive Officer of Dusit International. “Located on the same grounds of Laguna National Golf & Resort Club puts Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore in a unique and strong position to offer an integrated and full suite of services to appeal to a wide consumer segment, be it the C-suite executive, soon-to-wed couples and avid staycationers. Members of Laguna National Golf & Resort Club will also benefit from the enhanced facilities brought on by the multi-million- dollar development of this unique urban resort,” said EricPiatti, General Manager of Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore.

A wellness-focused urban resort
As demand for wellness experiences among discerning travellers continue to grow, Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore has adopted a holistic wellness approach, which covers various aspects of living – socially, physically, environmentally, spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and vocationally.

Designed with the intention of inspiring guests to Eat Well, Sleep Well, the Dusit Wellness programme offers innovative, plant-based ‘Healthy Power Foods’, ranging from fresh salads prepared with ingredients harvested from the resort’s Laguna Organic Farm, to low-carb and gluen-free options.

The programme further offers a Sleep Well menu that allows guests to personalise their sleep experience with essentials that will help promote a great night’s sleep.

At Dusit’s signature Devarana Wellness, guests can look forward to a wide variety of wellness therapies that go beyond the usual spa and massage treatments. Instead, the offerings have been designed to encourage guests to cultivate new habits to improve their emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. There are several transient and holistic spaces dotted around the premises which will be used to conduct educational classes and workshops like personal stress management, nutrition, empowerment and more.

To help guests cultivate new habits, the team at Devarana Wellness have designed a programme that will focus on mindfulness and mental awareness (Pause); physical vitality (Focus); and sustaining a healthy lifestyle through establishing a community (Growth). 

To encourage guests to take a pause from their hectic lifestyles, Devarana Wellness will be offering activities like meditation, yoga, breathwork exercises and massages. 
As for building strength and flexibility, allowing one to feel good on the inside and look great on the outside, Devarana Wellness has introduced fitness activities like active stretching and personal training. 

The final area of focus - Growth, is meant to inspire one to create intentional habits to pave the way for sustained healthy living, and for that, Devarana Wellness believes that establishing a community with likeminded individuals is key. To achieve that goal, workshops and classes as well as retreats and classes will be offered to encourage group involvement and community building. 

Other fitness and wellness facilities include DFiT, a sprawling 369 sqm fitness centre – the largest in a hotel within Singapore’s Eastern precinct – where guests can fully utilise the 24-hour centre’s range of cutting-edge cardio and weight resistance equipment at any time of the day; three swimming pools; three outdoor tennis courts (Q1 2021); and a Laguna Lifestyle Programme which provides a platform for community engagement.

Convenience and connectivity at the heart of hospitality 
The resort has invested in a host of digital facilities to ensure a smooth and seamless guest experience without compromising on delivering Dusit Thani’s signature Thai-inspired and gracious hospitality.

Each room is equipped with an IPTV, while pocket WiFi is available on loan, offering island-wide connectivity to travellers. The hotel’s mobile app - Dusit SG app also offers an enhanced consumer service experience, allowing guests to communicate with the Dusit Ambassador team to request for services like in-room dining, amenities or late check-out.

A Host Of Dining Options
For a variety of dining experiences, guests can enjoy a meal at the Greenhouse, an all-day dining multi-ethnic restaurant with five different kitchens serving an exciting line-up of cuisines including Thai cuisine, featuring dishes from Northern and Southern Thailand; Yue cuisine, which is inspired by Guangdong province featuring dishes like steamed fresh fish, dim sum, wok-fried noodles and roast meats; Nikkei Cuisine, offering a selection of sashimi and sushi as well as tantalising items from the Robatayaki grill; Punjabi Tandoor cuisine spotlighting kebabs, freshly baked naan and paneer cooked in authentic clay Tandoor ovens; and Mediterranean cuisine such as sourdough pizzas, salads and oven baked fish and meats. 

For those who prefer to dine outdoors, visit The Tee Deck, an al fresco bar & grill which serves popular Thai street food and a selection of healthy dishes like whole wheat blueberry pancakes and yoghurt during the day, and perfectly grilled charcoal flavoured meats and seafood in the evening. 

Other food and beverage options include Legends Bar & Lounge, and Dusit Gourmet. The former provides members with a great place to wind down over hearty bar bites, wines and cocktails mixed by an in-house mixologist, while the latter, which is slated to open in Q1 2021, offers a selection of fresh pastries, sandwiches and salads, making it an ideal spot for a quick midday food fix.

A world-class business venue driven by technology and exclusive golfing experiences 
Apart from its close proximity to business hubs like Changi Business Park and Singapore EXPO, the resort offers more than 2,500 sqm of distinctive indoor and outdoor conference venues to cater to small-group meetings, breakout sessions, team-building activities and large-scale events. 

Event planners and meeting professionals can choose from three outdoor event lawns for prefunction receptions, with each offering a backdrop of the picturesque golf courses. A column-free, 750 sqm high-ceilinged ballroom, which can be partitioned into three functions rooms, is adjoined to a pre-function area with floor-to-ceiling glass panels.A boardroom and two meeting rooms double up as conference venues. For creative meeting spaces, eight pavilions with plunge pools and a host of modular work arrangements – including sofa lounge or bean bag set-ups – set an ideal environment for C-suite meetings and brainstorming sessions. 

In between or after meetings, the two 18-hole award-winning golf courses – which Tiger Woods, Sir Nick Faldo and Lydia Ko have played on – are perfect for C-suite level interactions. For corporate team building activities, the golf club offers the 50-bay Laguna Practice powered by Toptracer Range, and is home to the Leadbetter Golf Academy. Companies who sign up for corporate golf event packages enjoy benefits including access to the newly revamped clubhouse’s buggies and VIP changing rooms. 

Inspiring timeless moments with a unique wedding destination 
The resort’s collection of luxuriously appointed indoor and outdoor venues amid an idyllic setting will whisk guests off to a destination wedding experience reminiscent of a tropical getaway.  From intimate receptions to grand celebrations, Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore offers a selection of wedding packages to cater to different preferences.
 Couples can enjoy their pre-ceremony reception at The Ballroom Foyer, which features floor-toceiling glass panels to allow daylight to stream in. The Pavilion or the open-terrace Ocean Verandah is great as a solemnisation venue, with the latter offering unspoiled panoramic views of the horizon. 

The Bridal Gallery, located right next to the Laguna Ballroom, provides live feed streaming for newly-weds to observe and soak in special moments. Other exclusive experiences for couples include a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce service that will ferry them to the resort, and a rare phototaking opportunity on either of the two championship golf courses.

Delivering hospitality with a heightened focus on hygiene
To assure guests that the resort is a clean, safe and secure place to stay in, the team has placed a large part of their resources on developing extensive hygiene, cleanliness, and distancing protocols. Some notable implementations include digital in-room menus; automated floor scrubbers; and the installation of Canon Singapore’s Facial Access Control Temperature System (FACTS), which works as an infrared thermometer, camera, barcode scanner and near-field communication (NFC) reader and is linked directly to Singapore’s SafeEntry digital check-in system. 

This check-in system allows the urban resort to screen all visitors’ temperatures and record their entry into and exit from the premises for contact tracing.

Dusit International also recently introduced ‘Dusit Care - Stay with Confidence’ - a new programme of services designed to go beyond enhanced hygiene protocols to deliver additional convenience, experience and value while ensuring guests always feel safe and reassured. 

The programme, which is rolled out across all Dusit hotels and resorts, features five new services: Flexible Stays, Safety & Well-being, Local Experience, Technology, and Dusit Care Kits. These new services will allow guests to check in at any time they wish; enjoy personal shopping service for the finest local foods and souvenirs without having to leave the resort; make payment through their mobile devices, and more. A complimentary Dusit Care Kit will also be made available in every room, comprising items such as face mask, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes.

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Theodore Koumelis

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Theodore is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of TravelDailyNews Media Network; his responsibilities include business development and planning for TravelDailyNews long-term opportunities.