At a recent press conference presided over by Guam Governor Mr. Eddie Baza Calvo, Dusit International CEO Mr Chanin Donavanik and Guam Visitors Bureau General Manager Mr. Jon Nathan Denight, the Dusit Thani Guam Resort officially opened its doors to a new wave of visitors to the island.
The launch of the Guam Convention Centre heralds a new era for tourism in Guam as the hotel works with stakeholders to promote the island as a first-class destination for both business and leisure travellers alike. The 419-room hotel features Dusit International’s signature spa concept, the Thai-inspired Devarana Spa, and now, the largest meeting and banquet facility in Micronesia.
“We are delighted to introduce Thai graciousness and hospitality to this vibrant destination and provide a new, exciting luxury hotel experience for our guests. We believe we can attract a new type of visitor to Guam and capture some of the M.I.C.E. market in the region with our world-class convention centre facilities,” said Dusit Thani Guam Resort General Manager, Mr Dean Huntsman.
With over 1,169sqm of flexible event space, the Guam Convention Center pairs ideal event venues with impeccable, gracious hospitality. The Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 1,000 attendees for a seated dinner and is joined by two Royal Ballrooms, the Salons, the Cellar, Pantry, Living Room and Study, for a total of 10 function spaces that cater to events of any size.
The Convention Center is further complemented by the resort’s innovative dining portfolio consisting of six restaurants and lounges, including Aqua, an international all day dining restaurant with live cooking stations, Alfredo’s Tuscan Steakhouse which features house-cured steaks and handmade pastas, and Soi, presenting a modern twist on Thai street food.
Pictured from left to right:
Mr Dean Huntsman, Dusit Thani Guam Resort General Manager; Mr Chanin Donavanik, Dusit International Managing Director &CEO; Mr Eddie Baza Calvo, Governor of Guam; Senator Tina Rose Muna Barnes, Legislative Tourism Committee Chairperson; and Mr Jon Nathan Denight, Guam Visitors Bureau General Manager.
Six private villa suites are set to open in the coming weeks offering the discerning traveller an unprecedented stay experience on the island. Each villa suite has its own private plunge pool, personal concierge service and exclusive gym. The 3-bedroom Villa Azul even boasts a 550sqm balcony, perfectly suited for outdoor entertaining.
“We believe that our Dusit Thani brand and trademark warm, gracious hospitality are a great fit for this market. Guam is a ‘best kept secret’ destination with great potential. The facilities make this a complete destination not to be missed as well as paves the way for Dusit International’s future expansion plans,” stated Dusit International CEO, Mr Donavanik.
The Dusit Thani Guam Resort will announce several promotions to celebrate the official opening and a grand opening celebration is slated for early 2016.