One of Thailand's leading hotel and property development companies, Dusit International, recently signed a hotel management agreement with Zhejiang Dahua Group to operate the new luxury resort Dusit Thani Tianmu Mountain in Hangzhou Lin'an District.
Dusit International's portfolio includes more than 300 properties operating under six brands across 16 countries. The company currently operates 10 hotels in China and has more than 20 properties in the pipeline.
Hospitality Net, a news website for the hospitality industry, hails Lin'an District as "an area of outstanding natural beauty" and labels Hangzhou as "one of the most prosperous cities in China."
The resort, consisting of 160 spacious villas and guest rooms, is on the outskirts of the Tianmu Mountain National Nature Reserve. It is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve renowned for its ancient towering trees, verdant valleys and mountain peaks, pleasant weather year-round, and the chance to spot rare and protected species such as clouded leopards and black muntjac.
Easy to reach by car, the resort is an hour's drive from downtown Hangzhou. Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport can be reached in 90 minutes, and the new high-speed rail station, which links with Shanghai, is just a 20-minute drive.
According to the Indian news website FNB News, the natural reserve will provide immersive experiences in nature with guided hikes in Tianmu Mountain and other memorable outdoor activities. Tourists will have a unique opportunity to learn about local culture and environment by joining arts and crafts workshops at the Tianmu Mountain Nature Center. The area's rich history as the source of the most delicate ceramic glazed teacups, which can be dated back to the Tang Dynasty, will also be celebrated at the resort with a showcase of handcrafted pottery from the local kilns, where tourists can pay a visit.
Mr. Chen Yu Hai, President of Zhejiang Dahua Group, said, "Dusit International's commitment to sustainable operations, genuine care for its communities, and exceptional customer experience matches perfectly with our vision for this extraordinary project. Under Dusit's management, we are confident Dusit Thani Tianmu Mountain, Hangzhou will be a resounding success, and we look forward to a long and prosperous relationship together."