DUSIT International has signed a partnership agreement with VillaCarte Group, a Phuket-based real estate development company with a diverse portfolio of villas, apartments, hotels, bars and restaurants, to manage a dual-branded luxury hotel and apartment complex at the heart of VillaCarte’s highly anticipated Layan Verde development on Phuket’s West Coast.

Located just 800 meters from Bang Tao Beach, where Dusit has operated the acclaimed Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket resort for over 30 years, Layan Verde covers an area of 108,000 square meters and comprises 15 mid-rise buildings that have been carefully integrated into the natural surroundings.

The Dusit Collection – Layan Verde is the first property to be signed under Dusit’s new luxury brand, the Dusit Collection, comprising five buildings and 398 rooms. This brand is for luxury hotels in iconic destinations that have a unique story to tell and are distinguished by their unique architecture, tasteful design and distinctive guest experience.

Dusit will also manage a further five properties comprising 388 rooms under the Dusit Residences – Layan Verde brand. The Dusit Residences brand leverages Dusit’s rich experience in operating luxury hotels and resorts in key destinations around the world to bring the same five-star level of service to residents of luxury condominiums and apartments.

Beautifully landscaped and designed to elevate the luxury residential offering in the region, the project will also include a shopping center and an ocean club. All components, including the hotel and residences, are scheduled to open in 2027.

Reflecting VillaCarte Group’s vision for sustainable real estate development and Dusit’s commitment to making a positive impact wherever it treads, the entire project will follow the concept of biophilic architecture, with a focus on energy efficiency, sustainability, inspiration from nature and conservation.

In keeping with this philosophy, the interiors of the hotel and residences will be finished with eco-friendly, moisture-resistant materials complemented by premium, high-quality furnishings. Advanced EDGE-certified technology will be used to reduce water and electricity consumption by up to 45%.

According to Siradej Donavanik, Vice President Global Development, Dusit International, “Our partnership with VillaCarte Group represents a unique opportunity to redefine luxury residential living in Phuket.

“By combining Layan Verde’s stunning location and commitment to sustainable design with Dusit’s more than 75 years of experience in Thai-inspired gracious hospitality, we will create a truly world-class offering that meets the discerning needs of locals, residents, guests and investors alike. This project perfectly complements our existing Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket resort and further strengthens our commitment to providing exceptional hospitality experiences in Phuket,” said Donavanik,

In addition, Maxim Spiridonov, Co-CEO of VillaCarte Group, said Dusit International is renowned for its gracious hospitality and expanding network of properties worldwide. Working with them is the first step in our strategy to partner with reputable global brands and we are confident that Dusit’s expertise will help make Layan Verde a landmark project and an iconic symbol of Phuket.

Likewise, VillaCarte Group Co-CEO Vadym Bukhkalov added that in addition to Dusit’s renowned five-star service standards and growing global portfolio of Dusit Hotels and Resorts, we were also impressed by the scale and scope of the upcoming Dusit Central Park project in Bangkok.

“Its design, which seamlessly integrates a luxury hotel and residences with sustainable features such as a public rooftop park, aligns perfectly with our own commitment to creating a harmonious blend of nature and contemporary luxury at Layan Verde. This shared passion for sustainability is the cornerstone of our exciting and promising partnership with Dusit. We’re confident that this will be a long-term collaboration filled with meaningful success,” he said.

Dusit’s portfolio now includes 301 properties in 18 countries, including 57 properties under Dusit Hotels and Resorts and 244 luxury villas under Elite Havens, the leading provider of luxury villa rentals in Asia, which Dusit acquired in September 2018. More than 60 Dusit Hotels and Resorts are in the pipeline. [sources/photo special]